The Winning Voice

Category Archive - Presence

George Clooney & Hugh Laurie – STILLNESS

Consider these two bits of information. #1. If you stop moving your head around, you’ll be a movie star’. Director, Steven Spielberg, speaking to actor George Clooney on the set of the television series ER quoted in a New Yorker Magazine article. #2. Below is a link to a 26.55 minute video clip of an interview with actor Hugh Laurie. Laurie is a captivating speaker. Watch as much of the clip…

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‘Own’ your communication skills

‘A good conversation is elegantly connected with listening’. This quote is from the article Ten ways to improve your communication skills by Melanie Pinola. As this is Week #2 (Practical techniques) of the theme ‘Be green and growing’ – the ‘Ten ways’ article will give you plentiful ideas and techniques to reflect on and grow your communication. The ways are focused on everyday communication, but are easily adapted to executive communication.

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Don Draper – 14 seconds of ‘gold’ – Body language & speech analysis

Why is Jon Hamm (Don Draper of the Mad Men series) such a captivating speaker and presenter? Below is my analysis  – of first 14 seconds of a video clip of Hamm’s performance in The Carousel – as to why he is so good. (video clip is below). The analysis includes the words, the voice and speech and the body language. The opening ‘hook’ sentence. (14 seconds of ‘gold’)

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‘You have 20 seconds to increase my heart rate’

‘You have 20 seconds to increase my heart rate’. I read this statement in a document entitled Revealed: The 6 Laws of Successful Pitching by the Archaeus Organisation. (the document is not available on-line). Why does this sentence mean? Simply this. When entrepreneurs are pitching their product or service to investors, they should keep in mind, that they have 20 seconds, to increase the heart rate of the investors. That…

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Debate Three – Clinton 8, Trump 7

Leaving aside the value of Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump’s policies in their third US Presidential debate, and rating their body language, speech, manner and presence consistent with an inspiring, visionary, competent leader of state – I gave Hillary Clinton, 8 out of 10 Donald Trump, 7 out of 10   Here is a link to my Network Nine Australia, live analysis with accompanying video grabs, and my interview with…

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Obama’s 9/10, Q&A response

How would you handle a tough question? Below is a video clip of Barack Obama handling a tough, loaded question from a Fox News reporter –  and my analysis of the clip. This was a 9/10 performance.

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