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The Power of Visual Language

Regularly I get asked the question: “What do you think is the greatest speech ever given?” My answer: “I have a dream” by Martin Luther King. Here’s why. When speaking to an audience it is very important you speak to … Continue reading

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There’s Nothing To See, Look At Me

Morgan Spurlock is a funny man. He made the classic documentary “Supersize Me”, exposing the ill effects of the fastfood industry in America. He did this by eating McDonald’s for 1 month and “supersizing” his meal whenever he was asked … Continue reading

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The One Tip You Need Before You Speak

In the first week of December I visited Cambridge (UK) where I participated in a conference. One of the speakers asked me how to deal with nervousness and asked me for that one tip that would steady her nerves. I gave her … Continue reading

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Stand Out When You Speak

The Euro is crumbling. Governments are falling. Bureaucrats in Brussels decide what’s best for countries running deficits they can’t afford, even telling governments to quit. No wonder many Brits praise Margaret Thatcher for not joining the Euro. This despite the … Continue reading

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Never Ask Your Audience to Multi-task

The traffic monitors in Abu Dhabi were stunned. For three days in October car accidents dropped by an astonishing 40%, after which things went back to normal. The traffic monitors soon realized what had happened. On October 10, 11 and 12 BlackBerries … Continue reading

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Handling Q&A: Why Republican Candidate Rick Perry Fails

Here are three golden rules when dealing with Q&A: 1) If someone asks you a question, give an answer; 2) Think before you answer; and 3) Keep the answer short. Republican front-runner Rick Perry fails on all three points when being … Continue reading

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Steve Jobs: timing and humor

On August 25 Steve Jobs announced his retirement. It is surprising he didn’t retire earlier as his health has obviously been in decline. But you have to hand it to him: he timed the announcement very well. In August 2011 … Continue reading

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