Winston Churchill – Speaking

winston churchillWinston 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]

Globalization : a New Challenge for Japan

Globalization Presents a Challenge for Japan:

is there a Solution?

A White Paper
by
Tom j Dolan
Tokyo 



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.

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.

(note)As of May 2015, there are several new proposals being advanced by the japan mapAbe government and one of them focuses on the “need” for more and better English education in Japan. Despite myriad suggestions and the newly refocused awareness on a problem that everybody seems to be aware of throughout Japan, there’s no immediate danger of an instant fix for this situation. The real life issue for Japan is with the neighborhood.  The neighbors already “get it”. They long ago understood the issue and have diligently focused on improving their opportunities in the emerging global marketplace. ~ [Read More]


 

Show#33- A Recap

Worth a 2nd view~


This recap looks at some of the important techniques and skills we’ve examined in the past year. Competence & Confidence in Public Speaking, and generally, Speaking in Public, is a decision point when Companies are… [Read More]