Slides speak for themselves more than we think. For example, showing your logo on 35 slides is a not very subtle form of egocentrism.
But the climax of egocentricity comes with the standard next-to-last slide of literally all business presentations: it’s the “Contact Us” slide.
Most of the time this slide says something like:
Contact us at email@example.com or . . . → Read More: Don’t Contact Us
“When is the first time you touched a computer?” – “I don’t know.”
“When is the first time you served people food and drinks?” – “I don’t know.”
“When did you fall in love with numbers?” – “I don’t know.”
ETHOS means credibility and is one of the three pillars of rhetoric. The key ethos question is: Why should . . . → Read More: What Is Your Ethos Building Story?
It was an experiment and the experiment went well… 75%.
On October 23 2012 I turned 39. A special day, which was even more special because it coincided with our Toastmasters meeting. A good opportunity to give a speech from my Advanced Manual Humorously Speaking, I thought. Since many people like to say that they turn . . . → Read More: The Thirty-Nine Experiences In Seven Minutes Experiment
For 3,013 days I worked for KPMG, the global advisory firm. Working in business consulting for almost a decade, I became familiar with a huge number of cliché business expressions like win-win, synergies, value chain, added value, work-life balance, customer focus, operational restructuring, cost drivers or benchmarking.
Once I worked on a benchmarking project for BMW, the German . . . → Read More: Who Is Your Benchmark?
Sometimes and unexpectedly, magical moments sneak around the corner. They come over to us, they smile at us, they give us a hug, they make us feel great. Then they move on and they disappear in the mist of the past.
That warm day in Poznan in May 2012 was one of those moments.
Ten people who are . . . → Read More: A Spectacular Moment
Based on my experience gained in thousands of speech evaluations throughout my professional career as a public speaking coach and as a member of Toastmasters International, here are 101 tips that will help you spice up your speeches and presentations both on the content and delivery side.
Please feel free to add more tips using the comment . . . → Read More: 101 Tips For More Powerful Speeches And Presentations
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Modena is a pictoresque city on the south side of the Po Valley, in the Province of Modena in the Emilia-Romagna region of Italy.
Modena is well known in culinary circles for its production of balsamic vinegar.
Modena is the hometown of Fabrizio Ferri.
But – who the heck is Fabrizio Ferri?
Fabrizio is a wonderful, poetic, philosophical . . . → Read More: More Power To Your Point: Dos & Donts
It was back in 2002. I organized a roadshow for my boss to our major offices of KPMG in Germany. The idea: The board member meets the team and informs about our vision, strategy and action plan for the transaction & restructuring department.
As usual the slides didn’t show any bullets. Numbers and buzz words were neatly . . . → Read More: More Animal POWER In Your POINT