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PERSONIFY YOUR PROJECT

Public speaking generally represents a time when we put too much pressure on ourselves: make sure you don’t forget anything, be natural… As if the performance was only based on the controlled image of yourself that you put forth!

In order to be heard, you need to first create confidence-based conditions. That is why true performance is based on your ability to sincerely convey a committed message.

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…

An entrepreneur is someone who jumps off a cliff…

Rhetoric and eloquence are two essential professional performance tools for those who need to advance their ideas. Agility, apart from being a mode of organization, is first and foremost an individual ability to turn insights, decisions and initiatives into a story worth telling. To reread : The game precedes the rule! Don’t drop your ideas!…

Ask your question, you will be an idiot for a second…

Many interesting questions are never asked because we don’t dare. And it often suits the speaker who sees the upcoming questions as destabilizing risks… That’s too bad because a study has shown that the more questions you get, the more likely it is that your idea will see the light of day!

Listening to others is already answering them

We could opine that listening should be a due, a matter of respect or education. We could then defer responsibility to the audience, wouldn’t that be practical! But this is not real life, even less so in the age of mobile phones, digital communication and social networks. An attentive audience is a conquered one. This…

Someone’s intelligence can be measured…

The exciting thing about public speaking is that no matter how long you prepare, unpredictable things can always happen. And that is exactly the goal of rehearsals! When you are sufficiently prepared to serve the needs of your audience rather than your own purpose, you will no longer be afraid of the unexpected. To reread:…

It ain’t what you don’t know that gets you into trouble…

It is impressive to see to what degree our brains can be lazy. Because it sticks to what it already knows, because it rejects what it doesn’t understand, because it prefers routine to curiosity. Understanding your brain better means learning to stop being fooled by your first instincts and getting beyond those feelings to be…

Everyone knows what is needed to win…

It is always exhilarating to have an intuition, play with it and suddenly feel an idea emerging from it that makes sense, that makes everything seem obvious, to the point of being surprised that no one had thought of it before. But as we pointed out in 2017, this is not enough. A strategy, a…

Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear…

Stage fright comes mainly from fear of being wrongly judged or misunderstood. But a good speaker is, on the contrary, the one who manages to forget about himself and rather, takes car of his audience. His objective is not that everything goes well, but to inspire, guide and protect those who are listening. To reread:…

If everything is under control, it’s because you’re not going fast enough!

By wanting to control everything, we lose in performance. In formula one racing, the goal is to always go faster. In speaking, it means letting go in order to be fully at the service of your message. It is not a question of putting yourself in danger or say anything that comes into your head,…