Five Steps to Motivating your Audience

Five Steps to Motivating your Audience

You’ve an audience in front of you and your role is to motivate them. Here’s a simple 5 piece structure to help you do just that. We know Mickey Mouse and M&Ms have shaped American culture, but what about Alan H. Monroe? I’ll give you a few clues. He invented something in the 1930s. You’ll […]

It’s all about…the pause

It’s all about…the pause

Posted by on Sep 19, 2016 in presentations, public speaking | No Comments

Using pauses in your public speaking can be your best friend. Here are three ways to use them. Barack Obama uses them all the time. Eddie Izzard is a master. His use of them is brilliant in revealing God’s first name in his Death Star saga. And some of the best music is precisely the […]

Can Bill use his Midas touch for Hillary?

Can Bill use his Midas touch for Hillary?

Hillary, Haribo or hemp seed, Bill Clinton could sell anything. This is how he does it. In 1992, a group of advisors got together. They were in a bit of a bind. Their guy was in third place and becoming a joke. Their solution? The Manhattan Project. Note, this Manhattan project has nothing to do […]

How to give a magical talk

How to give a magical talk

Posted by on May 22, 2016 in case studies, public speaking, TED talk | No Comments

TED talks are a great place to get your head fed and see some world class public speaking skills. One such talk is of a woman finding nirvana and hearing herself speak and sound like a golden retriever. Reads like a Tim Burton movie, doesn’t it? It’s actually a step by step journey of experiencing […]

Follow the pink brick road

Follow the pink brick road

Posted by on May 16, 2016 in public speaking, story-telling, visuals | No Comments

What can Eurovision teach you about public speaking and engaging with your audience? The best public speaking takes your audience on a journey. The charming Zoë, who represented Austria at Eurovision 2016, was on her own journey, standing on a pink brick road singing about searching for paradise. When you‘re presenting to an audience your […]