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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 327) – Kobe Bryant

“Everything negative—pressure, challenges—is all an opportunity for me to rise.” —  Kobe Bryant Photo courtesy of Keith Allison

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 326) – Anne Morrow Lindbergh

“Good communication is just as stimulating as black coffee, and just as hard to sleep after.” —  Anne Morrow Lindbergh

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6 tips for speaking English to non-native speakers

Speaking English to an audience of non-native speakers is tricky. Because English is so widely spoken around the world, many native English speakers tend to forget just how complicated English can be for others. The difference the United Nations and … Continue reading

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 325) – Marc Benioff

“Presentation skills are key. People who work for you represent your brand. You want them to present themselves—and represent you—in a certain way.” —  Marc Benioff Photo courtesy of World Economic Forum

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5 tips to save your batteries (and your presentation)

Slide presentations are a staple of the business world. Every day, there are millions of PowerPoint, Keynote other slide presentations around the world. By some counts, the figure is 30 million each day! If you are going to use to … Continue reading

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 324) – Richard Wagamese

“There is such a powerful eloquence in silence. True genius is knowing when to say nothing, to allow the experience, the moment itself, to carry the message, to say what needs to be said. Words are less important, less effective … Continue reading

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6 posts for your public speaking in 2020

As the clock winds down on 2019 and we enter a new year and a new decade, I wanted to share six posts from the past to inspire your speaking in 2020. If you think that your speeches and presentations … Continue reading

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What questions do you have for me?

Questions from the audience. They are an important part of any presentation because they give members of the audience a chance to let the speaker know what is on their mind. Sometimes, however, audience members might be reluctant to ask … Continue reading

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 323) – Pelé

“Everything is practice.” —  Pelé Photo courtesy of John Mathew Smith & celebrity-photos.com

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An important lesson from Bohemian Rhapsody

I finally got around to watching the film Bohemian Rhapsody. I was not disappointed. Queen is one of my all-time favourite bands and the driving force behind Queen was the inimitable Freddie Mercury. It’s hard to believe that it has been … Continue reading

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Pauses in a speech: Why, when and how

A STORY FROM SPAIN Pauses aren’t easy. I teach public speaking and presentation skills at a few Executive MBA Programmes in Switzerland and Spain. A few years ago, I was teaching a class at IESE in Barcelona. One of my … Continue reading

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 321) – Plato

“Rhetoric is the art of ruling the minds of men.” —  Plato Photo courtesy of Marie-Lan Nguyen / Wikimedia Commons

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