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Maurice Decastro

Barack Obama

Former President Barack Obama is noted for his public speaking excellence. His speeches have changed the way countless people communicate. He is regarded as one of the worlds most gifted and powerful orators today. His speech to more than a thousand students at the University of Illinois-Urbana was charged with public speaking lessons for all[…]

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Support concept. Stack of books on wooden desk

The need for leadership in presentation skills is profoundly evident in the workplace today. Every day, in businesses all over the world professionals find themselves presenting in: – Meetings – Conference calls – Conferences – Networking functions – Important staff and management updates – Pitches to clients Outside of those scenarios, arguably every conversation is[…]

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Man with his head down in a meeting

For decades presenting in business meetings has been far too lacklustre. I’m generalising of course, although I’m not exaggerating. Despite the widely acclaimed power of storytelling, presence and mindfulness, professionals still insist on donning their corporate spokesperson cloaks. The result of which is that many lose their sense of selves and tell their audience what[…]

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Stephen Hawking is a name that will be remembered for an extraordinarily long time to come. A British cosmologist and physicist loved, admired and respected all over the world for his notable scientific work was also a brilliant public speaker. World class public speaking is normally associated with political leaders or motivational speakers Last week[…]

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women in a field

Do you craft and deliver a mindfulness based presentation? Mindfulness isn’t about sitting in the lotus position struggling to notice your breath as it’s stifled by burning incense. It isn’t about stopping thought, transcending or escaping. It’s about connecting Connecting with yourself first and then everyone and everything around you. This article isn’t about mindfulness[…]

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Lady presenting at a conference

How clear are you on your audience expectaions? A presentation, meeting or training course that doesn’t meet audience expectations can be a very disheartening experience. We live in an extremely fast paced and busy world where most of us are overwhelmed with information. When we give up some of our extremely valuable time to listen[…]

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man presenting

Presenting data effectivley is a significant challenge for many presenters Every presentation contains data and our greatest challenge as presenters is to share it in a way that is clear, relevant and valuable. Everything is data Numbers, facts, ideas, insights, updates, stories and information; it’s all data. Many professionals believe that data is exclusive to[…]

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