December marks the end of the working year in Australia. It’s a time when leaders deliver ‘end of year’ presentations. Below are questions and guidelines for handling an end of year presentation. First ask yourself this question: Do I need to deliver an end of year presentation?
Back in 2013 I attended a business lunch. The format of the lunch was a panel discussion on how to do business in Asia. Scott Frew, CEO of Distribution Central, was on the panel. In the media, Frew had been described as one of Sydney’s super-rich who flies under the radar.
The eyes have it. When you see a person who has sparkling eyes, you can bet they’re enjoying themselves. You’ll see a great example of sparkling, beaming eyes in the American actor Bradley Cooper, as he engagingly and devotedly discusses his work, during his 49:16 minute interview with Charlie Rose.
Much has been said and written about the oratory and leadership skill of Abraham Lincoln. Still, Lincoln’s speaking and approach to leading are worth revisiting. His speaking and his leading approaches are timeless – and are guideposts, as you progress along the path to becoming a better speaker, presenter and leader. Here are Comments about Lincoln from his contemporaries. These comments particularly resonated with me:
Of all the voices of male motion picture actors, Russell Crowe’s earthy, unpretentious voice is the one that grips you, viscerally – and doesn’t let you go until he stops speaking. You’ll experience that grip in a 53:30 minute interview of Crowe by Charlie Rose. Here are other thoughts about, and what resonated with me about, the interview: -I’ve shared this thought before but it’s worth repeating. Like many other…
‘These are the times that try men’s souls’. Thomas Paine This month’s theme is ‘Gandhi month’. Last week I shared a Gandhi’s quotation about choosing his written words, very carefully. Here is the quotation. ‘To be true to my faith therefore, I may not write in anger or malice. I may not write idly. I may not write merely to excite passion. The reader can have no idea of the restraint…
As Mahatma Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was born in the month of October ( 2 October 1869) this month’s theme will be Gandhi month. The focus will be aligned with Gandhi’s tenets of simplicity and congruency of communication. To warm you up for the month, here are quotations and ideas to wash over you. ‘He (Gandhi) recognized that communication is the most effective tool to shape opinion and mobilize popular support.’ (reference)