On Breaking The Rules

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The last of a series of mostly mediocre talks at a recent event was about breaking the rules. So the speaker decided to drive home his point and broke some of the rules for presenting. Did it help?

Behind the Mask

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Members of the Anonymous collective are easily recognisable for the Guy Fawkes masks they are wearing in public. Their protest is not silent, though; sometimes, they also deliver speeches. This is probably not part of your usual speaking experience, but have you ever considered the challenges of speaking while wearing a mask?

Open for Business

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Some things take time, especially if they involve German authorities :) But now, 6 month after quitting my previous job, I've finally set up my own business. As of this month, being a presentation coach is officially my full-time day job. I'm excited (and a little scared) and eager to help people express and present their ideas.

Need help with a presentation? Here's what I have to offer:

Storytelling needs Context

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One of the early adopters of the concept of storytelling, long before there even was a name for it, was the ad industry. Cheesy as they may have been, those little household dramas they were telling in their TV ads for detergent were early - and successful! - forms of storytelling.

They've come a long way since then and now we often watch ads for their entertainment value and as examples of storytelling craftsmanship.