A Blast Of Learning, Insights And Inspiration

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It was, of course, another blast! A blast of learning, insights and inspiration – our Toastmasters District 59 (South Western Europe) Fall Conference in Lyon, France from 21-23 November 2014.

The motto of the three-day conference was “Happy in Lyon” and, yes, happy we were! In the past, I’ve repeated myself so many times . . . → Read More: A Blast Of Learning, Insights And Inspiration

Twelve Positive Thoughts On Public Speaking

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When, when, when? I cannot tell you how much I’m waiting for Tobias Rodrigues’ first book. (No pressure, pal!) Tobias, a humble giant of change and conflict management, works on a book about bummers and boosters. Bummers, negative thoughts that steal your energy. Boosters, positive thoughts that give you energy. Tobias’ first rule in . . . → Read More: Twelve Positive Thoughts On Public Speaking

10 Lessons Learned For Trainers And Leaders

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Five years of imparting corporate trainings in the areas of public speaking, presentation skills and charisma have taught me many lessons. Based on all the feedback I received at the end of the sessions, here are 10 of my biggest lessons learned. As always, all my views are of subjective nature. We all have . . . → Read More: 10 Lessons Learned For Trainers And Leaders

Inspiration Starts With An I

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The other day I read a blog post on public speaking. It spoke about six not-to-dos when we speak in public. I couldn’t believe my eyes when I read one of them…

The inspiring speech is the queen of speeches. Its general purpose is not to inform; it’s not to entertain, it’s not to persuade. . . . → Read More: Inspiration Starts With An I

Are You A Powerful Workshop Leader?

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In November 2013, I led a workshop on the success factors for effective workshops. 80+ participants came up with a whole range of success factors. One group of factors focused on the workshop leader, the other group on the workshop format. This post dedicates 26 questions to the . . . → Read More: Are You A Powerful Workshop Leader?