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Know What You’re Saying Before You Present

Yesterday on UK breakfast television, something went wrong, if only a little wrong. Whilst presenting the national weather, long time BBC weather report Carol Kirkwood seemingly pressed her plunger one time too many, resulting in the temperature chart reverting to default. 99 degrees Celsius was predicted to engulf the country. Having lived in England all … Continued

Gerrit Zahn’s Corporate Values

Everyone likes to talk about values, don’t they? Especially in corporate leadership roles. But so many values statements sound bland, boring and frankly unmemorable. Gerrit Zahn, chairman of the Dutch megabank ABN AMRO (and a former finance minister), has always taken an innovative approach to this sort of thing. Here’s a clip of him delivering … Continued

Michael Bay, Samsung, and an Autocue

Poor old Michael Bay. That’s not a sentiment you’re likely to see on screen or in print that often, so I thought I’d kick off this blog with a simple expression of sympathy. This famously aggressive director of famously mindless films found himself lost for words at the CES event in Las Vegas this week, … Continued

Presenting Articulately

“The opposite of love is not hate, it’s indifference. The opposite of art is not ugliness, it’s indifference. The opposite of faith is not heresy, it’s indifference. And the opposite of life is not death, it’s indifference.” –       Elie Wiesel   We’ve all been there, or seen someone who’s been there – addressing an audience … Continued

Rapport

I challenge you to watch this and to not join in with the laughter. It’s funny isn’t it (pardon the pun), how we can be amongst other members of our species whom we’ve never met and feel drawn to behave like them when the conditions are right.  When people display natural human behaviours like laughing … Continued

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