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Murder Is Not An Option!

Murder Is Not An Option!

  Murder is not an option; when working from home The Coronavirus pandemic has already created high levels of stress in most people, this gets amplified when you have to share home space as office space with your spouse or friend. Spending time with friends and...

What You Say Matters..

What You Say Matters..

As I write this our very fabric of our society is being torn apart by overly emotional and opinion-based speeches by leaders and those who want to take advantage of the pandemic. Clear and rational communications by leaders, scientists and our own communications is...

Public Speaking is an ART

Public Speaking is an ART

Public speaking is an art…Not a set of instructions… It is NOT paint by numbers! Most public speaking training advises us to "do this" and "not that". While instructions are important, they are not facts just because they worked for that "expert"! Don’t believe the...

The Perfect Interview

The Perfect Interview

There is no perfect interview, just an attempt by both parties to find a fit of talent, skills, character and attitudes so that they can achieve a common goal, creative and productive work. The interviewer is trying to assess the person in front of them, they've read...

Always Show Up

Always Show Up

I admire people who ‘show up’ and express themselves. Particularly when they take that step towards authentic self-expression. There is much fear in our world, and fear is often the reason we hide, or only reveal what we consider to be acceptable about ourselves. I...

13 Deadly Sins

13 Deadly Sins

When I was teaching Presentation Power at UBC I did a survey of the participants of what they most disliked about speakers, presenters and workshop leaders. I was surprised by the extensive list, then using that list from the first group I gave it to the next group of...

The Mind Body Connection

The Mind Body Connection

The ‘Fight, Flight & Freeze’ Response What is the “fight flight & freeze response?” This is our body’s primitive, automatic, inborn response that prepares the body to fight, or flee or freeze from perceived attack, harm or threat to our survival. What happens...

Business Presentation vs. Public Speaking?

Business Presentation vs. Public Speaking?

Recognizing The Difference & Why It Matters   What are the differences between a ‘public speaking’ event and a ‘Business Presentation,’ and what presentation skills are necessary for an effective presentation? I am often asked this question as a professional...

Presentation Power NLP

Presentation Power NLP

In the beginning it wasn't called Presentation Power, it was called Power Speaking - sadly we missed getting he web name - then NuSpeak! I named it that way to indicate that it was a revolution in teaching public speaking and presentation skills. I didn't want to be...

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