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How do you ‘Compose’ your presentations?

In remembrance of two composers born in May – Johannes Brahams (7/5/1833) and Pyotr Tchaikovsky (7/5/1840) – this month’s theme will be on ‘composing’ your presentation. What can you learn from musical composers, to help you compose your presentations? More than you’d think.

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Rudd still the phony, in his final speech

Last night in the final, major speech of his political career, Kevin Rudd chose to speak of the values of the Australian democracy, and the great values of the Australian Labor Party – to avoid and deflect his own responsibility for his party’s defeat in the federal election.

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Slippery Rudd & Wooden Gillard

While watching Kevin Rudd and Julia Gillard present themselves over the last seven days, the words that come to mind are, for Rudd: ‘slippery, phoney, smug’ and for Gillard: ‘shaken, scripted, wooden, school-marm’.

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Gillard’s tears explained/’Limited options’ Abbott

The emotion, waver in the voice and tears of Julia Gillard this week, were real. The episode with the Australian flag given to her by the helicopter pilots and the Jordan Rice matter touched her deeply. Her performance must be viewed with the backdrop and context of one of her first Queensland floods, media performances, and with the realities of politics. Gillard’s political minders would have seen the condolence speech…

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Gillard’s genuine hope outpoints Abbott’s ‘fair dinkum’

Leaving aside who won the battle of the ideas and focusing on the battle of the words, voice, body language, presence and feeling tone, consistent with those of a prime minister and leader – Julia Gillard won tonight’s debate. Gillard confirmed her own deep, genuine belief in herself as a leader, and in a positive hope for the future of the country. Debates are about emotional identification with voters. They turn…

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