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5 ways to prepare for a successful public speaking presentation

Preparing for a successful public speaking presentation requires careful planning, skill, and practice. No matter how much of an expert you are at your topic, delivering it to an audience...
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Common miscommunication pitfalls in cross-cultural communication

We are increasingly working in a globalized world, communicating with clients and colleagues from different cultures and countries. It is therefore more important than ever to find new approaches to...
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Persuasive speaking principles in cross-cultural communication

Persuasive speaking principles are important if you are addressing a cross-cultural audience.  In order for a message to be persuasive, it must take into account the cultural context of the...
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How to Use Diversity and Inclusion to Enhance Your Business Communications

Cross-cultural communication continues to be a challenge in our increasingly hyper-connected world. In most organisations, public speaking events and conference meetings, your audience will consist of people from diverse backgrounds,...
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The subtle ways culture affects the way we communicate

Have you ever had a conversation with someone from a different culture than your own and felt like you were speaking two different languages? That's because you were! The way...
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5 successful ways to connect with a cross-cultural audience

Every leader and public speaker wants to connect with their audience. Because without some kind of connection, it would be impossible to get your audience to act upon your message. ...
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Breathing techniques for public speakers

It’s not uncommon for public speakers to suffer from nerves or anxiety before they stand up and deliver a presentation. I still feel nervous before I go on a big...
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Strategic storytelling: What is it and why is it so important?

Have you ever heard the phrase "the pen is mightier than the sword"? It means that words can be more powerful than weapons. In a world where information is readily...
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5 things I learned when delivering a TEDx Talk

It was over 7 years ago that I delivered my first TEDx Talk surrounded by some of the most innovative thinkers, leaders and speakers in the US. It’s fair to say...
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Why I trademarked OneBIGMessage®

I’ve recently been through the process of applying for a trademark for “One BIG Message® ” and I’m pleased to say that it’s successfully been accepted. I wanted to explain...
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