The flip-site of Inspiration

It was hard to not see the video of Melania Trump and Michelle Obama today. So many questions came through my mind as a speaker's Mentor. I help people to write their speeches but still it's important to let them speak authentic. You can admire other speakers for...

The way you do anything is the way you do everything…

Last week I coached several speakers with a lot in common. The all thought fear for speaking was their 'issue'. Most of the time that's not was is going on. Fear is a selfish habit as a speaker. If you have something serious to say, you put still your fear first....

What’s in it for me?

"What’s in it for me? That's the focus your audience will have when you speak.The audience wants to get something out of the presentation – a useable idea, a takeaway, a new perspective, a life-changing connection, a laugh, a bit of fun in the shape of a great story....

Why people have the tendency to believe Michelle, not Hillary

Michelle Obama gave a great speech at the DNC this year. Michelle Obama might become Hillary Clinton's best ACE to win the elections. "Speak like Obama" reached a whole new level. We knew she was capable to do it right into peoples heart, she did it in 2012 too. In my...

How big is your Ego?

Recently I was touched by two articles of people I highly respect. Both wrote about ego. The first one, Robert Bridgeman, mentioned: Donald Trump and the Dalai Lama both have a BIG ego. They both need that in order to achieve BIG things in life. Ego means ”I” in Latin...

The secret of TED: there is no secret

Chris Anderson the curator of TED.com shared a great video with his opinion about the secrets of a TED(x) talk. Some people think that there's a TED Talk formula: "Give a talk on a round, red rug." "Share a childhood story." "Divulge a personal secret." "End with an...

Compassion For Mark Rutte

Compassion For Mark Rutte Mark Rutte Prime minister of the Netherlands had the cover story of every newspaper and news broadcast with his Correspondents Dinner speech. The last few days we have been bombarded by analyses of his performance. Of course, I have...

How to do a TED Talk

How to do a TED Talk? Are you the one who is making a difference into the world? Did you know: you already have all the ingredients to be an awesome public speaker? Did you know: a 100% success presentation boosts your business? Did you know: good presentation-skills...

Executive Success

Executive Success is now to Master. Why? Think about this: Are you completely satisfied about your presentations, visibility and personal performance? Do you show the real you or are you clever in using the 101 presentation-tricks? Use your influence by speaking,...

Why do politicians speak so strangely

Seldom have I so often heard about the ‘40+ generation’ who are now finding each other in the Dutch political arena. Rutte, Samsom, Dijsselbloem, Willem-Alexander… Young at heart… They also often have the same style of speaking, style 40+... I ask myself why...

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