Are you Speaking or Training? 5-Steps to Design Training in 15 Minutes!

On Saturday, August 20, 2016, my coaching client, Darren Tay, won the   Toastmasters International World Championship of Public Speaking. http://www.businessinsider.com/toastmasters-public-speaking-champion-darren-tay-2016-8/#-1  For the unfamiliar, it is a yearlong contest with over 30,000 contestants.  Darren was the last one standing. Think of it as “America’s Got Talent” for public speaking. Not bad.  … Continue reading

The Death Spiral

Early in my career I worked for a major computer company. Before we were unleashed on the world, we had to go through the typical technical and sales presentation training. Regardless, if you were prepared or not, you had to give your presentation to the instructor and your peers at … Continue reading

How to be a Contrarian Thought Leader

Journalist, writer and political commentator, Walter Lippmann, said, “When everyone thinks the same, nobody is thinking.”   I have coached literally thousands of executives, leaders, mangers, entrepreneurs, sales people and Toastmasters on breathing life into their business presentations. I can break down the content of their presentations into two categories: … Continue reading