One Speech And Four Big Mistakes

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It was two days after my fortieth birthday. It was a penalty without a goalkeeper. I would give a great keynote speech on charisma, one of my favorite topics. I would blow those 350 lawyers out of their designer socks. It was such a done deal. And it all went so wrong.

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Ten Ideas To Improve Your Networking Skills

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At university my friends called me socializer. I have always loved to meet new people. For me, they are a steady source of knowledge, wisdom and inspiration. You could say I am a natural networker. But we all can widen our network of contacts and trusted relationships. Here are ten ideas for you to . . . → Read More: Ten Ideas To Improve Your Networking Skills

What Speakers Can Learn From Google

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It is an art. Getting top ranks for your links on Google is an art. In the past I have worked with numerous search engine optimizers. You need the skills of ten Dr. Sheldon Lee Coopers to get anywhere near the top. But all the mathematical metrics aside, what is the number one reason . . . → Read More: What Speakers Can Learn From Google

Do You Speak Like An Image Brochure?

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When people present something, far too often they speak like an image brochure: We add value to our clients; we offer legal advice to NGOs; we turn your company into an agile powerhouse. Don’t tell people what you do. Tell them what you did. For a simple reason: proof.

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Include Them All

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Either he’s a natural talent (something I don’t believe in anymore in public speaking) or he’s mega smart or he’s just a super nice guy. I think it’s a 20/40/40 mix. Fact is, Matthias from Frankfurt said something in a speech that I hadn’t heard in all those years of dealing with the scientific . . . → Read More: Include Them All