I was watching a portion of the 2017 AACTA Awards last night. AACTA is the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts – basically, like the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the Oscars – in the US. I
A piece I recorded in front of the Statue of Liberty: Excuse the delivery – it was cold outside and my lips were a bit numb, plus I didn’t want to make a spectacle shouting at my phone.
Watching my daughter’s participation in a rehearsal of a school performance of Tim Winton’s Cloudstreet, I am reminded what a difference speaking out clearly and energetically makes for communicators.
Too often, speakers and leaders hold back in their delivery and their language and thereby deprive the audience of the benefit of their ideas. It happens in public arenas, meetings and informal discussions. Rehearsing your intent, motive, language and energy all help you to connect with and influence your audience and people.
President Obama wishes he had it without a teleprompter. Prime Minister Abbott wishes he had it in public. You’ll wish you had it everywhere: The ability to speak persuasively, powerfully, fluently and articulately while conveying genuine presence across all of your leadership situations – speaking publicly,
I always loved watching Awards nights as a kid – Academy Awards, Golden Globes, Emmys, Australia’s Logies. Not only was it fun seeing who would win, one expected to see one’s favourite actors and filmic artists get up and say
(In)famous Transformers director Michael Bay just bombed big time when presenting at the Samsung Keynote at the 2014 CES. It’s easy to be sympathetic with poor Mr. Bay. His expectations, as well as the expectations of everyone around him, must
The next Authentic Speaking® Executive Leaders Workshop has been scheduled for March 10-11, 2014 in Perth. This is a two-day event for senior leaders and those interacting with senior leaders – to help you develop powerful communication and public speaking
I noticed that the legendary Bill Cosby has a stand-up comedy show that is being broadcast in the US. I suppose more accurately, it might be called sit-down comedy. It’s his first to be broadcast in 30 years. I was
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