Personal Impact

Female Role Model – Christine Lagarde

Here’s another example of a brilliant woman who is also an excellent public speaker- Featured on Marion Chapsal’s engaging public speaking and cooking  blog (my dream day at work, actually)-

Simple, Direct, Authentic, Engaging. Lessons from an International French Woman Speaker. | Geronimo Coaching Now.

In Marion’s words –

What strikes me most, watch­ing her speak on videos, is her abil­ity to adapt to any kind of con­text and audi­ence. Maybe this has some­thing to do with her past as a cham­pion of syn­chro­nised swim­ming? She’s “like a fish in water” when she speaks in pub­lic and syn­chro­nizes with her inter­locu­teur. She can be com­mand­ing and direct, but she can also shift to a warm-hearted and engag­ing style of communication 

And for me she provides that irresistible combination of authority, warmth and sincerity sans ego.

And isn’t that what her predecessor at the IMF, and many senior men in business, government and commerce could learn from her?

Jim Harvey

Jim Harvey

Managing Director at The Message Business
Jim is the MD of The Message Business, a company which helps FTSE 100 companies to sell themselves, and their products better. Speech writer, Prezi trainer and designer, coach and consultant, Jim also finds time to be a proud father and husband.
Jim Harvey
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