Category Public Speaking

What Makes A Great TED Talk

Here’s June Cohen, Executive Producer at TED Media, sharing her answers to What makes a great TED Talk? What are the elements of a great TED Talk? and What makes a TED.com talk? She passionately outlines her experience of what types of talks will “go viral”. The Ingredients of a Great TED talk In this […]

How to Put Together a Killer Presentation

How to Put Together a Killer Presentation A simple infographic that will take you through the steps to create a killer presentation, presented by London Speakers Bureau. Thanks to London Speaker BureauūüėČ

Kevin Spacey’s Three Key Elements to a Compelling Story

Today I am sharing a post from John Zimmer… There is a small group of blogs that I always read. ¬†One is John Zimmer’s Manner of Speaking. ¬†This week he shared a video he found of Kevin Spacey (the actor) talking to an audience of online marketers. Kevin Spacey talks about 3 ingredients of compelling […]

IESE Speaking Gurus Interview Series

This is a series of 10 interviews with the expert coaches during the IESE EMBA Intensive week 2013. ¬†(If you are viewing via rss, video on the blog here). ¬†The Expert Contributors are: Tony Anagor¬†() Florian Mueck¬†() Conor Neill (Me!) () Tobias Rodrigues¬†() John Zimmer¬†() The Speaking Guru Interviews How to get the best out […]

The Ability to Sell Yourself

How do you respond when a person says “Tell me about yourself?” It might be called confidence, it might be called belief – do you let others see the best version of you, or do they see a dull, low-intensity, passionless version of yourself? Why do we find it difficult to sell ourselves? I spent […]

You cannot promote world peace when you are angry

Last week I taught a course on persuasive communication. ¬†One individual was a charismatic speaker who repeatedly gave speeches that I would classify as “Rant”. ¬†This is a passionate and initially engaging way of speaking, but it has no place in a Leader’s communication. To rant is to speak or shout at length in an […]

How to Present the News

Have you ever harboured ambitions of a role in TV news broadcast? ¬†Learn the ropes in 2 minutes with Charlie Brooker. Structure Always Matters This video is a joke (yes). ¬†However, anyone who has attended my communication courses has learnt the importance of good speech structure. ¬†It allows your message to reach the audience in […]

How Ideas Die: The #1 Reason

A person can have the great idea, but if that person cannot convince a number of people: the idea dies. Good ideas do die. ¬†Good ideas must have good advocates. ¬†Good advocacy and good idea makes an idea live. Ideas need advocates like humans need oxygen. The Leader as Communicator The Leader’s #1 job as […]

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TEDx University of Navarra: The Discipline of Finishing

I had an opportunity to give a talk at TEDx University of Navarra in April this year. ¬†The talk has just made its way up to YouTube. If you had 1000‚ā¨ and you could invest that money in someone’s future, who would you bet on? Is it yourself? Social Media Thanks to¬†Sara Navarro Cuesta for […]

4 Great Posts on Communication and Leadership

How to Give a Killer Presentation Chris Anderson, Owner of TED Presentations rise or fall on the quality of the idea, the narrative, and the passion of the speaker. It‚Äôs about substance, not speaking style or multimedia pyrotechnics. It‚Äôs fairly easy to ‚Äúcoach out‚ÄĚ the problems in a talk, but there‚Äôs no way to ‚Äúcoach […]

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