Gravitas- the link between merit and success. Personal presence, public speaking.

Gravitas – the link between merit and success

by   Knowledge, experience, and results are all good and necessary – but not enough. In today’s business world, leaders need gravitas to be successful. Gravitas and the word gravity are connected. Having gravitas is having “weight” as a speaker, both literally and in the words that you say. Followers […]

The 3 Key Elements of Persuasion

by   Do you want people to remember and to take action on what you propose? Is your preparation before a presentation limited to perfecting your slides? Read on! It’s now more than 2300 years ago that Aristotle formulated his principles of persuasion – and they still hold today. According […]

The 3 key principles of persuasion. Ethos, Pathos, and Logos. Communication skills.

Trust is foundational to personal presence and successful business relationships.

What has trust got to do with presence? Everything!

by   Trust is foundational to your personal presence and all successful business relationships. You need other people to feel comfortable about your motives and credibility to invest in you as a person – let alone to allow themselves be influenced or led by you. Trust has to be earned, […]

The art of being an authentic speaker

by Authenticity is one of the most important qualities in leadership communications today. We want leaders who look real. We believe that people are authentic when they show us their hearts or are open with us  in a way that feels sincere. We think of others as authentic when they […]

The art of being an authentic speaker. Publiic speaking, personal presence. Connecting with the audience.

Our innate ability for human noise-making

by   Ever heard of beatboxing? According to Wikipedia “Beatboxing (also beatbox, beat box or b-box) is a form of vocal percussion primarily involving the art of producing drum beats, rhythm, and musical sounds using one’s mouth, lips, tongue, and voice. It may also involve singing, vocal imitation of turntablism, […]

voice, charisma, playfulness.