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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Always make your bed

March 8, 2016

This is a great reminder by an admiral on a very simple but powerful self-leadership technique: Making your bed. On top of an early accomplishment he highlights another benefit: “And if by chance you had a miserable day, you will come home to a bed that is made. That you made.” 🙂 Click here to […]

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This is Water

February 4, 2016

Here a recommendation for a very powerful commencement speech by David Foster Wallace. Not the usual hooray you-can-do-it! Go-change-the-world stuff!; but instead a very profound, at times even sombre, but in the end very inspiring message about life besides its glorious moments and the value of education and the capacity to choose and think. Wallace […]

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“The Inspirational Speaker” – Full Day Masterclass in Brussels on April 15th, 2016

February 3, 2016

Do you want to inspire others? Do you want to take your leadership skills to the next level? Then this masterclass is for you. It is the highest-level session and most advanced masterclass that I offer. The Session  Presentations and speeches are very important moments for any leader and subject-matter expert. During presentations we can convey our […]

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Top blogs that I follow

August 14, 2015

This is the first part in a series of blog post on the resources that I use and the authors that inspire me. I do not follow a huge amount of bloggers, but several have really made a difference for me. Click on the name to get directly to the blog’s websites. Seth Godin Seth […]

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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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Try something new every 30 days by Matt Cutts

January 30, 2014
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Google’s Matt Cutts about his personal self-development technique: to try something new every months and follow it through. Be it writing a novel, or taking a picture every months. Very nice idea, and easy to implement.

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Inspirational Leadership quote

September 4, 2013

Came across this interesting quote on inspirational leadership: “I want a leader who’s lit up from inside. Irrelevant if they’re introvert of extrovert – but the light better be on!” by @AchimNowak

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Inspirational Leadership

September 28, 2012

“These individuals aren’t just talking about what they’ve done – they’re focused on turning their ‘mess’ into a ‘message.’” Nice quote by K. Caprino in her post on what it really takes to be inspiring.

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