Communication & Presentation

Speak like a leader – Full day advanced seminar, March 28th, Brussels

January 17, 2017

Do you have to to lead and convince others? Do you want to take your leadership skills to the next level? Then this advanced seminar is for you.   The Session  Presentations and speeches are very important moments for any leader. During presentations we can convey our message to our audiences. In this engaging masterclass seminar Lars Sudmann […]

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“Speak like a Leader” Full Day Advanced Seminar, December 8th, Brussels

October 10, 2016

Do you have to to lead and convince others? Do you want to take your leadership skills to the next level? Then this advanced seminar is for you.   The Session  Presentations and speeches are very important moments for any leader. During presentations we can convey our message to our audiences. In this engaging masterclass seminar Lars Sudmann […]

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How to inspire: 5 strategies for speakers and leaders

March 10, 2016

What makes you say after a speech or a presentation: “Wow, that was inspiring!”? Inspiration. We know it when we see it, but it’s hard to define. It’s different for all of us, and yet, I do believe that there exists a pattern for inspiration. To start with: of course the basics need to be right. […]

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5 Steps to Giving a Presentation in a Foreign Language

January 25, 2016

Giving a speech or business presentation in a foreign language? That adds often an additional layer of excitement but also insecurity. I often hear: “I am ok when I present in my native language, but in English/French/Chinese/(add your second language here)? That’s another story.” Therefore I wanted to share with you the process that I […]

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How to communicate a complex message

January 21, 2016

Business is complex. Our projects and topics are complex. But when presenting this full complexity we often risk that our audience very quickly gets confused and bored. However, we also need to be careful not to over-simplify things. In the end, our audience needs to understand that we are working on a complex problem. And […]

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Leadership Language: Sesame Street or Philosopher style?

November 4, 2015

Do you recognise this scenario: You are listening to somebody and you understand everything immediately and you are totally convinced. You might have come across what I would call a “King style” communicator. At other times, you are listening to a manager and what he or she says sounds like a string of never ending […]

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Five presentation metrics for business presenters and managers

October 16, 2015

We all know it: great business presentations are key to leadership success. So it might be worth spending some time improving these presentations. But how do you best improve them? By asking for feedback? Very often we hear the following if we ask for feedback: “It was ok”; “Weeeellll”; “Yeah”; or “You were nervous”; And […]

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Miscommunication Bingo

September 18, 2015

Do you often attend meetings? Are some of them bad? I guessed so. Here is my idea for you: When you attend a meeting, try to assess the following bad communication patters and play “Miscommunication Bingo”. Here are the “eight villains” of great meeting communication and team performance. Do you recognize some of them? So, […]

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“Speak like a leader” Full Day Masterclass in Brussels on June 19th, 2015

April 22, 2015

Do you have to to lead and convince others? Do you want to take your leadership skills to the next level? Then this advanced Masterclass is for you.   The Session  Presentations and speeches are very important moments for any leader. During presentations we can convey our message to our audiences. In this engaging masterclass seminar Lars Sudmann […]

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“Speak like a leader” – Full Day Masterclass in Brussels on February 26th, 2015

December 19, 2014

Do you have to to lead and convince others? Do you want to take your leadership skills to the next level? Then this advanced Masterclass is for you. The Session  Presentations and speeches are very important moments for any leader. During presentations we can convey our message to our audiences. In this engaging masterclass seminar Lars Sudmann will […]

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TED talk recommendation: Are you human?

September 5, 2014

Very nice short talk by Ze Frank with a simple little test: Are you human? Ze guides us through aspects of the world that you will most likely recognise – and if you’re able to answer the questions you will be sure that you’re human. Additionally, this talk is interesting from a speaking / presentation standpoint: What Ze […]

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The one key ingredient for success you can learn from Ricky Gervais and “The Wire”

September 1, 2014

  Do you know the TV series “The Wire”? Here’s the play: a police series in Baltimore trying to crack down on the drug war. This goes on over 5 seasons, displaying various institutions in Baltimore. Some of you might be thinking now: Police series? Baltimore? How boring should that be? However, it has an IMDB […]

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Analyze your meetings: Three strategies for more impact

August 25, 2014

One of the key tasks of a leader is to participate in meetings. Here you have to convince not only by presentations but also through careful interaction and discussions with the other participants. Here are three strategies on how to convince in meetings and have more impact. 1) Words that count: say „Yeah“ more often […]

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The toothpaste principle of communication

July 31, 2014

    A 2010 study by the American Management Association has shown that communication is one of the 4 foundational management skills of the 21st century (the others being critical thinking, collaboration and creativity). We need communication more than ever to coordinate a multitude of projects and navigate our complex world. However communication was actually the […]

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Speak like a leader – A full day power program on September 25th, 2014, in Brussels, Belgium

July 31, 2014

Do you have to to lead and convince others? Do you want to take your leadership skills to the next level? Then this advanced intensive seminar is for you. The Session  Presentations and speeches are very important moments for any leader. During presentations we can convey our message to our audiences. In this engaging masterclass seminar Lars […]

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Monday Morning Quote: The well-balanced speaker

February 3, 2014

                    “The well-balanced, intelligent speaker is the natural leader in any group of which he is a part” Dr. Ralph Smedley (Founder Toastmasters International) Have a great start into the new week!

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A Conference Call in Real Life

January 31, 2014

Great video that highlights the “joy” of conference calls.

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Are you a good liar? Take this 5 second test

January 30, 2014

Here a nice short video by Richard Wiseman, psychologist and author of 59 seconds. And, are you a good liar :-)?

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Overcoming Stage Fright

January 28, 2014

Stage fright is a common problem for most humans before they have to communicate in front of others. Watch this short 9′ TED talk on how one person overcame his stage fright: And here a TED-Ed video that explores the topic further:

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The art of misdirection

January 21, 2014
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Very interesting talk by magician and “master thief” Appollo Robbins about the art of misdirection. There are many lessons to be learned in this video about our attention and what great con artists do to manipulate it.  

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