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Top performers use Schemas

Top executives I interact with have well developed Schemas for the variety of interactions, encounters, meetings and presentations that are involved in. Below is a description of schemas and how they can used: • A schema is a pattern of thought that organizes experience. • In our personal lives, for example, we have schemas for how to behave at a barbecue or at a parent-teacher meeting (eg, at a parent-teacher…

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Practical Expert Modelling Process

What if you could have a practical, powerful process to notch-up your speaking impact through the modelling of an expert speaker? Below is a description on how to do this. GOAL To produce a high level speaking performance that approximates the performance level of an expert speaker, while putting your individual ‘stamp’ on the performance. RATIONALE By being able to approximate the level of an expert speaker, you’ll upgrade your…

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Your Obama homework

If you’re a business pitch client of mine or a 1:1 executive coaching client of mine or a participant in my Leadership, Listen and speak under pressure, or Delivering memorable messages programmes – my homework assignment for you in the next seven days is to watch Barack Obama’s recent State of the Union address.

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Questions, that CEOs can ask

“Tell me one thing you really like about the organization, and one thing that frustrates you about the company?” “Tell me what you do here, that’s not in your job description, that you think is really critical?”

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Why was Tony Blair eloquent?

“Tony Blair’s (former UK Prime Minister) effectiveness as a speaker came from the overwhelming impression he gave, that even when he contradicted himself, at the moment he spoke a given sentence he believed it in his very sinews.”

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Obama compared to JFK

When John Fitzgerald Kennedy would speak, he was able to make such a deep personal connection to his audience, that people were immediately drawn to believe what he had said – no matter the words he uttered. Barack Obama has a similar gift.

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Mind if I listen in? 20 Nov.

This Thursday morning, 20 November, on Sydney’s Northshore I’ll be delivering a breakfast seminar entitled, Mind if I listen in? Fresh networking and body language techniques that pay-off. I’d love to see you in the audience. Here is the link for information on the event and how to register. http://bit.ly/1vkci8k  

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Do I believe this is the end?

“When I was going through my worst times I had to ask myself, ‘Do I believe this is the end? No I don’t – so I needed to start a process of re-building. I tell people who are through hell – don’t stop. You want to stay there. Find a reason you won’t stop because if you find a reason you will find a way. Reasons come first, ways come…

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