Category Archives: PUBLIC SPEAKING

How To Bring Ethos = Courage in Your Next Presentation

Accord­ing both to Aris­to­tle and… Dorothy from the Wiz­ard of Oz, for your next pre­sen­ta­tion, you need to con­nect with your audi­ence through Ethos, Pathos, and Logos. Fine. But how? How to appeal to Ethos in Pre­sen­ta­tion? Last month, I … Con­tinue read­ing

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When Aristotle Meets Dorothy– The Art of Presentation with a Touch of Magic!

What do the Greek philoso­pher Aris­to­tle and the young Amer­i­can Children’s story hero­ine Dorothy, from The Wiz­ard of Oz, have in com­mon? Phi­los­o­phy and Sto­ry­telling. Mas­cu­line and Fem­i­nine. Left and Right brain think­ing. Yang & Yin. When dif­fer­ences become a … Con­tinue read­ing

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A Public Man? A Powerful Guy! A Public Woman? A Prostitute!

I was search­ing for the trans­la­tion of the famous quote by Michelle Per­rot, French gen­der his­to­rian and author: “Un homme pub­lic est un homme de pou­voir. Une femme  publique, une pros­ti­tuée.” “A pub­lic man is a man of power. A … Con­tinue read­ing

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5 Simple Things You Can Do to Become a Tiger-Fear Tamer

Do you some­times refuse oppor­tu­ni­ties because you will have to speak in pub­lic? Do you see your ideas taken by other peo­ple? Do you some­times tell your­self -“Oh..but why did I say yes?” when you’re about to give a pre­sen­ta­tion? Do … Con­tinue read­ing

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Fear of Public Speaking? You Are NOT Alone!

Do you think you’re the only one afraid of speak­ing in pub­lic? Fear is the most nat­ural and shared feel­ing. It’s expe­ri­enced by ALL speak­ers. You just need to learn how to live with it. Fear is like a tiger … Con­tinue read­ing

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What is Leymah Gbowee’s Drive?

Three women are shar­ing today the Nobel Peace Prize for 2011. Liber­ian Pres­i­dent Ellen John­son Sir­leaf, Tawakkul Kar­man of Yemen and  Liber­ian peace activist Leymah Gbowee. These women  relent­lessly fight with fierce courage in every actions they take for peace. … Con­tinue read­ing

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To Be Present or Not to Be Present? And How To Know the Difference…

What do we expect most from  pre­sen­ters? To grasp our atten­tion, to catch us by the qual­ity of their pres­ence and to make us remem­ber them. To make a last­ing impres­sion and to feel con­nected with them. (Like this frog. … Con­tinue read­ing

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Re-Learning To Be Bold

My role-model for bold­ness? Ellie, in Pixar movie “UP”! Being bold. Not as easy as it may seem…especially for girls and women. I recently posted on my Face­Book Pub­lic Speak­ing Page an arti­cle by Olivia Mitchell, 10 tips for over­com­ing … Con­tinue read­ing

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The Goldilocks Voice for Female Speakers

You all know the story of Goldilocks and The Three Bears. Not too hot, not too cold…but just right! Not too aggres­sive, not too weak, just “right”. How do you find your Goldilocks Voice? Here’s the double-bind for female speak­ers. Not … Con­tinue read­ing

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Simple, Direct, Authentic, Engaging. Lessons from an International French Woman Speaker.

Chris­tine Lagarde calls her­self “an inter­na­tional ani­mal”. After a year-long cam­paign all around the globe, she patiently con­vinced one coun­try after the other until she finally suc­ceeded. First woman named head of the IMF in July 2011, she mas­ters the … Con­tinue read­ing

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