Will Emotions Ever Be Wrong In Public Speaking?

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In one of my trainings, after an extremely emotional speech by one of the participants, another woman said during the evaluation round: Emotions can never be wrong. Emotions can never be wrong. What a great tweet! And I couldn’t agree more.

In the first 5,828 speeches I had the privilege to experience in my . . . → Read More: Will Emotions Ever Be Wrong In Public Speaking?

Is It Relevant To Me?

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Last week, I learned about a new trend in the travel industry. Some web-based booking platforms add a new search function – a search based on your passions. Instead of looking for a specific destination, you would type in football.

As results you’d receive top football venues, packages with Champions’ League games in Barcelona . . . → Read More: Is It Relevant To Me?

The Fifth P

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University of Bamberg. Wild student days. Party, party, party and … no mercy. Mercilessly, Professor Dr. Frank Wimmer hammered the four Ps of marketing into our young, ambitious and hung over business administration heads.

In 1960, E. Jerome McCarthy, a marketing specialist, had proposed a four Ps classification, which has since been used by . . . → Read More: The Fifth P

Be A Scientific Entertainer

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Engineers, software developers, scientists – one of their biggest fears on stage is that their more logic-based audiences could perceive their presentations as mere show. Show for them is when presenters focus more on delivery than on content.

And because they’re so afraid of a hypothetical audience reaction – they have never really experienced . . . → Read More: Be A Scientific Entertainer

Is Your Speech A Wikipedia Speech?

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Wikipedia is a blessing; Wikipedia is a curse. Especially for public speakers. It’s a blessing because you can investigate rapidly on endless topics. You can easily add logical information (logos) to your speeches and presentations. You can verify quotes. Endless opportunities. But – Wikipedia is also a curse. It’s a curse because your audience . . . → Read More: Is Your Speech A Wikipedia Speech?