LA 068: The Secrets of Being an Exceptional Presenter Part 4 – Getting to Know Your Audience

If there’s one complaint I hear about a presenter’s skills from their boss or a their HR, it’s that they don’t adjust their presentation for their audience. And yet those presenters genuinely believe that they do adjust for their audience. So who is right? Well, they’re both correct of course. The presenter thinks they are […]

LA 067: The Secrets to being an Exceptional presenter 3 – Get Visual!

n this AdvantEdge Guide I am sharing how you can make your presentations engaging, memorable and interesting by utilising the New Golden Circle of Visual Storytelling. There are three parts to this guide. I shall start with the problem, that is that most presentations (and presenters) are boring. That Smartphones are a presenters enemy and […]

LA 066: The Secrets to Being an Exceptional Presenter 2 – Start with Why

You want to make a greater impact and you want to be seen as an exceptional presenter, but nobody seems to care what you say or how you say it, let alone act on the information you shared. What you need to do is motivate your audience to pay attention and motivate them to act […]

LA 065: The Secrets to Being an Exceptional Presenter

It’s all about being “natural” or “charismatic”! It is, you’re right of course. So shall we mere mortals give up then? It is true that some people appear “natural” and “charismatic” when they deliver a talk or presentation. But they usually neglect to tell you the real secret of their confidence and “natural” ability: that […]

LA064: Be a Better Influener

“Some people are just more naturally empathic than others” the CEO brusquely informed me. “It’s not personal, it’s business” he went on quoting that bundle of joy Donald Trump. “They should know what’s good for them, and do what I suggest. Why should I have to influence them or show empathy?” The CEO pushed back […]

LA 063: When Enough is Enough: How to Retake Control of Your Life

Today is your birthday! OK, maybe it’s not actually today, but happy birthday anyway. This is the one day a year when a few people, your mum and maybe an aunt, send you an actual birthday card. Remember those? Real physical cards. Heck, nowadays people can’t even be bothered with an e-card. but I digress. This […]

LA 062: Why Win-Win is Lose Lose (and what you want instead)

Welcome to another edition of the Leadership AdvantEdge. And this week I’m challenging the idea that a win-win solution is an ideal to strive for. if everybody wins, there is no new value created. It is merely exchanged. Whether you are negotiating a business deal, starting a new venture, having a debate with your kids […]

LA 060: The Secret Keys to Getting (the right) Stuff Done

I am an excellent procrastinator! I can put things off for absolutely no better reason than I don’t feel like doing them right now. Of course, I have plenty of excellent excuses, and I believe all of them. Until I choose not to. So I force myself to do the stuff I don’t really feel […]