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Today I’m giving a long speech…

To be short, you have to know how to simplify, choose and give things up. But as we rarely work alone, we must also federate, arbitrate and decide. It can be a long and tedious job. But it is job that pays in the end and that will lead you to shake up habits, challenge…

In life, nothing is to be feared, everything is to be understood

Do you dread your next speech? Do you not dare intervene in a meeting? Are you unable to ask a question? Are you tired of preparing for an upcoming meeting? And you’re angry about having a few colleagues among the participants? Congratulations you’re stressed! But nothing forces you to have to put up with the…

If life has absolutely no sense…

Never hesitate to remember what motivates you, the cause you defend and the reason for your commitment. It is your ability to make sense that will inspire others to listen to you, support you and participate in the implementation of your projects. To reread: How to get motivated? What are the 4 elements of an…

Opportunities are like buses…

Between the optimist, who thinks the best is always possible, and the pessimist, who thinks that the worst is inevitable, there are two irreconcilable worlds. The optimist will always find the occasion to remember that he was right to believe, and the pessimist, to anticipate failure. This human reality is one of the main challenges…

The only place where success comes before work is in the dictionary

Don’t let yourself be taken by those who give the impression they’re not working, especially in oral communication. The more you progress with method the more you save time in preparation. But if you really need to leave a trace, to sufficiently shed new light on a subject in order to mobilize those listening to…

Don’t be so eager to believe everything you’re told

Confirmation biases are behind the main resistances to change. And we are all affected, whether we like it or not. From the moment we are convinced of something, the brain takes shortcuts: it highlights everything that will confirm our belief and minimize everything that undermines it… It’s a trap to take into account for oneself…

A man’s character may be learned…

Behind your speech, there is something essential to convey: your intention! Making cold and disembodied speeches will only serve to feed those who doubt your sincerity. By becoming accustomed to qualifying your subject, you will more easily show your opinion and your feelings. By multiplying relevant adjectives, it will be easier to convey the emotions…

Everything that can happen happens

By talking about your projects in storytelling format, you can give a role to each speaker: your teams, your silent partners, your allies, but also your critics. Don’t forget that even the most aggressive of your opponents is also in search of a good story to tell. The more you give a rewarding role to…

Nothing is more difficult than simplicity

When we started out, we used to present the 5 top bogus excuses people give to not use storytelling. The one that came in first place was: “It’s a more complicated technique than the others.” The more we advance in our carriers the more we develop an expertise. But we should not be trapped by…