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Avoiding Oscar Night Gaffes

Avoiding Oscar Night Gaffes

Did any of you watch the Oscars last month? The format changed with no host - part of an effort to make the ceremony shorter - due to declining viewing figures in this day and age of shorter attention spans. Whether high profile like the Oscars or for smaller awards...

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Is Davos the Gold Standard of Panel Discussions?

Is Davos the Gold Standard of Panel Discussions?

How many of you attended this year’s gathering of the global elites at the World Economic Forum? If you were there, did you sit through any of the panel discussions? With the good and the great vying to be in the audience and on the podium, Davos panels are a hot, if...

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Using Props for Powerful Presenting

Using Props for Powerful Presenting

Next time you present to colleagues at work or in public, think about using a prop. A prop, a term used in the theatre, arouses the senses. Studies show that people learn and retain information much better if it is reinforced with visual aids. If they can touch, feel,...

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You Too Can Be A Powerful (TEDx) Public Speaker

You Too Can Be A Powerful (TEDx) Public Speaker

Those who know me would say that I am not one for hyperbole. However the speakers I coached at the UN TEDx PlacedesNationsWomen event in December completely hit the target. I coached 8 of the 11 speakers at the event, celebrating women's empowerment. The speakers had...

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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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