Search: jobs

Steve Jobs 2007 iPhone Presentation

February 21, 2013
Read the full article →
Thumbnail image for How Steve Jobs and Nature Fill a Vacuum- be positive

How Steve Jobs and Nature Fill a Vacuum- be positive

March 6, 2012

Here’s a much used clip of Steve Jobs launching the Mac-book Air way back in 2008. I think that Steve Jobs was a competent presenter, no more, but with 2 advantages over the rest of us- He represented the best marketing company in the world He walked into the room as Steve Jobs. Which gives […]

Read the full article →

Steve Jobs- more furious than passionate. So what?

December 28, 2011

In my last post I talked about the pointlessness of passion.  And here are a few speakers who were brilliant with no discernible passion… Because it’s my opinion (and only an opinion) that- If you look at the most often mentioned ‘great speakers’ you’ll sometimes find passion, but more often you’ll find other things that […]

Read the full article →

Steve Jobs. Great presenter? Hmmmm.

August 30, 2011

A great post from Stefan Lindegaard, on his excellent blog 15inno, from  Denmark.  It’s Steve Jobs again.  Stefan shows a great clip of ‘God’ speaking at the 1984 unveiling of that TV advert and suggests that- The story-telling, the buildup of an us-versus-them feeling and the general control of the audience by Jobs – without using slides […]

Read the full article →

Steve Jobs- One definition of charisma- we’ve all got it, we just don’t all know it.

August 7, 2011

In a previous post- here– I shared a definition of charisma that I found really useful in getting my clients to understand that they are naturally charismatic and generally trained out of it. Here’s the definition. Charisma is- “the ability to transfer an emotion that the speaker has to his audience.”  Simple isn’t it?  And […]

Read the full article →
Thumbnail image for Guy Kawasaki Speaks – A review from the presentation summit, New Orleans 2015

Guy Kawasaki Speaks – A review from the presentation summit, New Orleans 2015

October 16, 2015

Let’s imagine what it is like to be Guy Kawasaki for a moment. He’s the captain of the ‘I once walked with Jesus’ team of global presentation and pitching gurus.  His post Steve Jobs sidekicks are Garr Reynolds, Nancy Duarte and that other bloke whose name I can never remember. I’ve never seen any of […]

Read the full article →
Thumbnail image for Don’t suck! – 3 easy ways to make sure yours is the presentation people remember

Don’t suck! – 3 easy ways to make sure yours is the presentation people remember

April 29, 2015

I was reading a blog post the other day. It was actually about overcoming marketing challenges (although that isn’t really the point – stay with me guys…). In the good old days ‘content marketing’ (and many other jobs we now have) didn’t even exist. Nowadays the competition for your audience’s attention is enormous and, while producing […]

Read the full article →
Thumbnail image for 5 fixes to common presentation technology mistakes

5 fixes to common presentation technology mistakes

October 9, 2014

In our previous post I owned up to making a short cut in my preparation and had a technical malfunction in a high-profile pitch at a world-class business school. I did rescue the situation and all ended a) well and b) getting paid, but I got lazy, took a risk and it nearly caught me […]

Read the full article →
Thumbnail image for Janine Shepherd’s TED Talk

Janine Shepherd’s TED Talk

March 1, 2013

Janine Shepherd’s 18 minute TED talk is truly inspiring, and not only because her story is incredibly moving, tragic and brilliant. For public speakers, it is a master-class in drawing your audience in to your story. In fact, I’d recommend everybody watch this video – we could all learn a lot about becoming better story […]

Read the full article →
Thumbnail image for One Minute MBA – Fit, Flair, Focus Analysis

One Minute MBA – Fit, Flair, Focus Analysis

January 23, 2013

In this series, we analyse a videos of presentations or speeches and highlight the ways they do and don’t follow our Fit, Focus and Flair presentation framework. This will help you to think in terms of Fit, Focus and Flair, and uncover hidden potentials for improving mediocre, good and even great speeches. Today’s presentation is a […]

Read the full article →
Thumbnail image for Are you a charismatic presenter?

Are you a charismatic presenter?

July 13, 2012

Charisma is one of those words that causes confusion. From its roots as an, apparently, God-given gift, to its modern application to pop stars and TV celebrities, it’s confusing and difficult to define. Well I’m determined to define it and turn it into a measurable, trainable, concrete human competence.  I’ve spent most of my professional […]

Read the full article →

Passion. Is that all you’ve got?

December 28, 2011

It’s something that drives me mad. When you hear professional and amateurs alike, talking about ‘passion’ as the most important element in a speaker’s arsenal. It doesn’t make sense, does it?

Read the full article →