Winston Churchill – Speaking

Churchill-VWinston Churchill once said: “A good speech should be like a woman’s skirt: long enough to cover the subject and short enough to create interest.”

“Take this advice to heart. Even highly gifted speakers like Churchill would never ask an audience to listen for more than 25 minutes or so. Extending a presentation beyond half an hour will stretch any group’s attention span.”   ~Richard Branson

So, exactly how long is long enough? Well…

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Stutter to Success

Megan Washington speaks with a ‘stutter’ in this TEDx presentation but she sings without the ‘stutter’. Stuttering speech is not uncommon but it does discourage many people from speaking in public or at public events like TED.

There are 3 points I’d like you to take away from this presentation, [Read More]

How to Read a Speech

 

To Read a Speech or not to Read a Speech is a question many people ask themselves when facing the task of presenting information to any group large or small, business, professional, academic or pleasure. 

If you’ve followed this website for any length of time you know that my opinion on the matter is [Read More]

Speakers: young & leading @ TEDx


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Speakers are starting young & sharing with confidence. This video shows us that people of any age can have something to say and a willingness to say it. https://plus.google.com/109861707166761525879/

In this TEDx event a young 6th Grade student shows us how easy it is. Conversationally engaging us with eye contact and stage movement, he[Read More]

“The Fear of Speaking”

“The Fear of Speaking -
Toxic Phrase, Toxic Results”

Words mean more than those we say and so it is with the phrase “the Fear of Speaking.” It’s a familiar, socially acceptable, and convenient phrase to explain away one’s reluctance to engage in Public Speaking. And it’s the very common use and acceptance of the phrase that does more to produce less from a majority of citizens by… [Read More]

Globalization : a New Challenge for Japan

Globalization Presents a Challenge for Japan:

is there a Solution?

A White Paper
by
Tom j Dolan
Tokyo 2014



Japan has a dynamic economy, now rated #3 in the world. But all things are not bright in the Land of the Rising Sun. Globalization has increased competition for consumers attention, and other Asian countries are actively and successfully pursuing their own economic agendas. Quite successfully it seems.

The result: Japanese manufacturers, well-established producers of global brands, are feeling the heat of competition in their own backyard. One major challenge they face is an unexpected, un-exceptable, and a complex internal challenge for this Asian giant and it must be confronted now.lg Japan map

As you will see, a solution, and rather quickly, is fundamental to their future well-being…and it isn’t going to be easy to resolve. ~ [Read More]