Spectacular Speaking, Spectacular Barcelona

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On March 13 and 14, 2015, the Spectacular Speaking crew led by delivery queen Olivia Schofield came together for the fifth time – this time in the Mediterranean pearl of Barcelona. It was another personal growth booster for everyone involved.

After Poznan, Cologne, Antwerp and Warsaw, this time we met in Barcelona. Two dozens . . . → Read More: Spectacular Speaking, Spectacular Barcelona

A Simple Rule For Great Gestures

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Sometimes the solution is so simple that we don’t see the wood for the trees. For years, I’ve been encouraging my training participants to use meaningful gestures and erase all meaningless ones. I’ve told them, Don’t MISS out on gestures – Use metaphorical, illustrative, symbolic and signaling gestures!

And then… HEUREKA!!! I thought, What . . . → Read More: A Simple Rule For Great Gestures

10 Authority Killers You Can Easily Escape From

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Why should we, the audience, believe you, the speaker? Ethos, credibility, is one of Aristotle’s three pillars of persuasion. We walk through life assuming that others would believe us. But no, credibility is not a given. You must earn your credibility.

In my recent article, Do it like Aristotle, I outlined the four building . . . → Read More: 10 Authority Killers You Can Easily Escape From

Energy, Energy, Energy

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The Day That Topped It All

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On November 1 2005, I joined Toastmasters International. My club, Prestigious Speakers Barcelona. Joining Toastmasters was one of the best and most important decisions in my life. Toastmasters has given me so much, so many wonderful moments. But January 21 2014 topped it all…

Reflecting on a soon-to-be decade of Toastmastering, what are the . . . → Read More: The Day That Topped It All