Presentation and Public Speaking News

It is always the Season for Giving

by Joe Ross

We have recently completed coaching all the finalists for the latest installment of the INSEAD Venture Competition (IVC), an event where over one hundred teams of entrepreneurs pitch their start-up ideas for cash prizes. This is an internal competition where all MBA students are invited to participate. More than the cash prizes, teams are mentored through the process by experts in launching businesses, investors, and management consultants. Teams gain world class advice and guidance towards launching their start-up businesses.

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Boris Johnson’s Peppa Pig Moment

by Michael Rickwood

Say what you like about Boris Johnson, his style connects with the mob. Our institutional leaders need to put aside their intellectual bias and start figuring out why it’s working. Last month in London, Boris Johnson gave a speech at the Confederation of British Industry in South Shields in the North of England. He stumbled, got lost in his notes, and started talking about Peppa Pig. You might start reading this and assume where it’s going.

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Words Matter: words breed inspiration, inspiration breeds hope, hope breeds action.

by Michael Rickwood

Why a 13-year-old speech given by a former US president holds a blueprint solution for our modern problem. In 2008, during his campaigning, Barack Obama gave a rallying speech in Wisconsin on the power of words and resistance to hope. “Don’t tell me words don’t matter! I have a dream, just words?! All men are created equal, just words?!” It’s true that speeches don’t solve all problems, but what is also true is if we cannot inspire the country to believe again then it doesn’t matter how many policies and plans we have.

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pSCORE Stage 5: Connection

by Phil Waknell

Business Presentation Revolution covers the five stages of the Presentation SCORE Method, or pSCORE, giving you a simple, proven process to follow to prepare and deliver successful presentations every time. In this extract from Business Presentation Revolution, author Phil Waknell outlines the fifth and final stage: Connection. Having the fastest, best designed and most attractive car doesn’t guarantee you’ll win the race. The performance of the driver is just as important.

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pSCORE Stage 4: Illustration

by Phil Waknell

Business Presentation Revolution covers the five stages of the Presentation SCORE Method, or pSCORE, giving you a simple, proven process to follow to prepare and deliver successful presentations every time. In this extract from Business Presentation Revolution, author Phil Waknell outlines the fourth stage: Illustration. Humans can only process one linguistic input at a time: this means that if you show your audience a slide while you’re speaking, they have to choose either to read or to listen.

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pSCORE Stage 3: Creation

by Phil Waknell

Business Presentation Revolution outlines the five stages of the Presentation SCORE Method, or pSCORE, giving you a simple, proven process to follow to prepare and deliver successful presentations every time. In this extract from Business Presentation Revolution, author Phil Waknell outlines the third stage: Creation. In the first and second stages, you should already have studied your Audience, their Burning needs and the Context (ABC), set one or more objectives for transforming what your audience believes, feels and/or does, and found all the raw materials necessary to achieve those objectives.

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pSCORE Stage 2: Ideation

by Phil Waknell

Business Presentation Revolution outlines the five stages of the Presentation SCORE Method, or pSCORE, giving you a simple, proven process to follow to prepare and deliver successful presentations every time. In this extract from Business Presentation Revolution, author Phil Waknell outlines the second stage: Ideation. The aim of the Ideation stage is to generate all the raw material you need so you are ready to begin creating your presentation. This means you need to find ideas, because ideas are the raw material of a successful presentation.

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pSCORE Stage 1: Foundation

by Phil Waknell

Business Presentation Revolution outlines the five stages of the Presentation SCORE Method, or pSCORE, giving you a simple, proven process to follow to prepare and deliver successful presentations every time. In this extract from Business Presentation Revolution, author Phil Waknell outlines the vital first stage: Foundation. If you build a house on sand, it will not be stable; likewise, if you start to prepare a presentation without understanding its context or its audience, you will be setting yourself up for failure.

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