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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

Executive Presence – at least do the basics well…

http://www.forbes.com/sites/jennagoudreau/2012/11/16/the-10-worst-communication-mistakes-for-your-career/ I was reading on Forbes’ website the other day, that one of the worst mistakes you can make in terms of damaging one’s own executive presence, is racially biased language. You’d hope that’d be obvious. But I’ve been in meetings and presentations and lectures where these things are said, and they’re very hard to … Continued

I WILL NOT APOLOGISE FOR MY TONE

It’s not nice to laugh at others.  But I do want you to see this, not because it is funny, but because it is an example of how to deliver a speech in a completely inappropriate way.  Councilman Phil Davison gives his speech, asking for nomination from the local Republican party to become the Stark … Continued

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