What is charisma? Charisma means “special gift” in Greek. It is something that allows some people to magnetically attract others to them and their projects. Is it innate or can it be learnt? According to John Antonakis, Marika Fenley and Sue Liechti in the Harvard Business Review June 2012 article “Learning Charisma”, it is learnt. How to Learn […]
Keynote: The 3 Keys for Entrepreneurial Success When I was 14 years old, my grandfather told me that “Success is earning more than your father.” This talk shares how my definition of success has changed over the next 3 decades of my life. My definition today… listen at the end of the speech. What is […]
Success doesn’t come overnight, but neither does failure. We plant seeds every day, seeds of success and seeds of failure. Some seeds take years to grow – lack of exercise doesn’t grow into the tree of ill health for many decades; €100 saved per month doesn’t grow into € millions for many decades. Today a court […]
The following is part of an email I received from Noah Kagan, entrepreneur and founder of Appsumo. You can read the full email on his Okdork.com blog. Personally I get plenty of requests for help/connections/ideas/reviews, and this particular process might help me say yes to a few more requests… Over to Noah: Question 5: How […]
…not where you would like them to be. I spent over 10 years building entrepreneurial ventures that had a lot of selling involved (insurance, business services, restaurant franchises, aeroplanes). Fish Where the Fish Are I met a young entrepreneur last week at Startupbootcamp. He told me “I am not good at sales”. I said “What […]
Over the last 10 years I have increasingly moved from product businesses towards a services business. In the world of private jets we had simple rules: if the trip is not paid, the plane doesn’t leave. It was policy, not decision. In the world of coaching leaders to build cultures of disciplined high performance, there is […]
Nick Morgan, founder of Public Words, and one of the worlds top communications coaches, put together the Body Language infographic. It answers questions such as: How many seconds does it take for us to judge another person? What are the 6 universal emotional signals? How to disagree without making an enemy? How to deal with […]
Are your people engaged? People consistently put in extra effort beyond what is expected. People are highly motivated to contribute to the success of the organisation. People consistently look for more efficient and effective ways of getting the job done. People have a strong sense of personal accomplishment from their work. People understand how their roles help […]
What does it take to be a great public speaker?
London Speaker Bureau has put it all together on a pretty page. From content to delivery, from startings to endings and from logos to ethos to pathos, its all here in this infographic.
The London Speaker Bureau represent and work with some of the most influential people in the world, from politicians and economists to thought leaders and entrepreneurs. Between them, they cover a vast range of topics, from management and finance to technology, education, innovation and the environment.
If you’ve ever wanted a beautiful infographic to guide your development as a persuasive speaker, this is the one.
I love this idea that I came across in an interview with Matthew Lieberman at Edge.org. He speaks of an old 1960’s idea called “Latitude of Acceptance”. He defines it better than I, so I’ll pretty much take his text verbatim: Matthew Lieberman on Latitudes of Acceptance “I’ll tell you about my new favorite idea, […]