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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 185) – Phil Mickelson

Phil Mickelson – American Professional Golfer “It has been a lot of work. I still feel as though there is a lot of value in the proper preparation.” — Phil Mickelson

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A Lesson from Andre Agassi

I recently finished Open, Andre Agassi’s autobiography. It is a terrific book and is one of the best autobiographies that I have ever read. I highly recommend it. The title of the book could not be more appropriate, both for … Continue reading

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A Groundhog Day Public Speaking Lesson

Happy Groundhog Day! For those of you unfamiliar with the occasion, it is a quirky little celebration observed in Canada and the United States on the 2nd of February. According to legend, if the groundhog (see picture) wakes up and … Continue reading

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Five Lessons from Michael Bay’s “Meltdown”

Michael Bay is an American film producer and director. He is best known for big budget action-packed, blow-’em-up movies like Armageddon, The Rock, Pearl Harbor and Transformers. A couple of days ago, Bay spoke—briefly—at the International Consumer Electronics Show in … Continue reading

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Five Lessons in a Jar of Jam

Last week I was in Oxford, England. What a fantastic little city! Wonderful architecture and jam-packed with history. Speaking of jam … I spent one day strolling around the University of Oxford campus with my daughter. At one point, we … Continue reading

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The Fermata

Seth Godin is the author of several books about “marketing, the spread of ideas and managing both customers and employees with respect”. They are bestsellers. His blog is one of my favourites and I highly recommend it. This post is part of … Continue reading

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The Mathematical Impossibility of Universal Delight

Seth Godin is the author of several books about “marketing, the spread of ideas and managing both customers and employees with respect”. They are bestsellers. His blog is one of my favourites and I highly recommend it. This post is part of … Continue reading

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Accept Applause but Don’t Expect It

Seth Godin is the author of several books about “marketing, the spread of ideas and managing both customers and employees with respect”. They are bestsellers. His blog is one of my favourites and I highly recommend it. This post is part of … Continue reading

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 110)

“Prepare your heart and mind before you prepare your speech.” — Stephen Covey Photo courtesy of Abras2010

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10 Ways Public Speakers Should Be Like Santa Claus

1.   Prepare thoroughly. Santa spends most of the year getting ready for his one big night. When he takes off in his sleigh, there’s no turning back. Similarly, when you step on that stage, be sure that you know … Continue reading

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The Atomic Method of Creating a PowerPoint Presentation

Seth Godin is the author of several books about “marketing, the spread of ideas and managing both customers and employees with respect”. They are bestsellers. His blog is one of my favourites and I highly recommend it. This post is part of … Continue reading

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 99) – Freddie Mercury

“We’re fussy and finicky and have very high standards. If a song can’t be done properly, we’d rather it isn’t done at all. We’re the fussiest band in the world, and we put so much loving into every album.” — Freddie Mercury … Continue reading

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