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Talk to everyone like you would talk to each of us!

A bored audience is first and foremost an audience to whom you have not paid attention. When you are in a conversation, you pay attention to the person you are speaking to; you check if he or she is listening to you, if he or she understands you or if he or she agrees… by…

Fortune only favors well-prepared minds

The exercise of public speaking involves a lot of stress. And this stress manifests itself in different forms depending on context and personality. One of its forms can be akin to procrastination: inhibiting stress. So stop putting off preparing your next presentation until tomorrow! The more structured and rehearsed you are, the more sincere and…

We are not only irrational, but predictably irrational

We adopt very irrational behaviors when faced with change. If someone opposes one of your ideas, it is due less to malevolence than it is to a resistance to the changes your idea will provoke. This is where the HUBSTORY® becomes a powerful tool in building a narrative that will promote the switch from fear…

The two most important days in your life are…

Giving meaning, inspiring and sharing your convictions are essential in generating the adhesion and commitment of those listening to you. And it becomes much simpler once you know how to give meaning to your own actions! We hope that 2017 will allow you to discover what drives you, to find the words to express what…

If you have nothing to say, say nothing!

If speaking is indispensable in exercising your leadership, it doesn’t mean you should monopolize it… especially if you have nothing to say. An excellent leadership posture consists of giving others the opportunity to speak. And there are techniques for this too! To reread: How to speak when we have nothing to say?  

By continually trying not to disappoint, we end up no longer surprising anyone

Show me your presentations and I’ll tell you what company you work for! The exercise of presenting is too often the occasion to conform to the customs and traditions of your company, rather than giving substantive meaning to the ideas that you want to convey. We thus see that the standard rules and conventions that…

People will never forget how you made them feel

If your goal is to leave a profound impact on your audience, you have no choice; you will have to share something other than figures and charts. The presentations we remember are always the ones that left us feeling strong emotions. To reread: How to give an unforgettable presentation? How can you memorize your presentation?…

There are only two types of speakers in the world…

Don’t forget that it is natural to be nervous in front of an audience. And, in general, those who look comfortable are in fact as stressed as you are. The fear you feel has nothing to do with your ability to perform well when speaking. It is by speaking as often as possible that you…

All speaking engagements are the expression of a leadership style

To speak is to seize power! Whether you’re speaking to your teams, your bosses, clients or investors, they all tacitly accept to be quiet and listen to what you have to say. It doesn’t matter whether you’re happy with your appearance or you have confidence in yourself or you’re scared to death… in the end,…