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What Makes a Powerful TED Talk?

What Makes a Powerful TED Talk?

A TED talk is all about sharing an inspiring idea. It sounds easy enough, but it is more difficult than you might think. I speak from experience - having coached speakers for several TEDx events in Geneva and Lausanne and having been called in twice to salvage...

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Building Rapport for Effective Communication

Building Rapport for Effective Communication

Rapport is the foundation of influence and impact. An American psychiatrist and psychologist, Milton Erickson, once said, "With rapport, everything is possible. Without it, nothing is possible." So what is this magical ingredient in effective communications? It is...

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Handling Question and Answer Sessions

Handling Question and Answer Sessions

I was at a conference recently where during the Q and A session, the moderator failed to stop a woman from sharing her life experience as a refugee with the audience. Interesting, as it was how she ended up in Oxford from Myanmar, it was not relevant to the subject of...

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How to Construct a Memorable Speech

How to Construct a Memorable Speech

Recently, I coached the head of a large Swiss NGO for a series of speeches she is giving at a popular summer forum. We worked on a structure and delivery that holds the attention of a global audience from different backgrounds - academic, non-governmental,...

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