When I was 24 I was living in Vancouver Canada, and just down the road in the small town of Abbotsford lived a guy named Trent Dyrsmid. We were roughly the same age but did not know each other. I was in my last year of college while Trent had just landed his first job...read more
After 1,000 presentations and studying this craft for 24 years I have learned that the most important part of communicating is not found in body language and voice but rather in something else.read more
In what was most likely the biggest speech of her life, Melania Trump missed a huge opportunity to let the world know why her husband should be the next President of the United States.
But don’t blame her, blame her team of speech writers.
Plagiarism conspiracy aside, here are three things that went wrong with Mrs. Trump’s speech and how you can avoid these same mistakes the next time you make a presentation.read more
A big part of understanding how to motivate others is knowing the difference between Intrinsic and Extrinsic Motivation. In this video James talks about Sticks, Carrots and Rockets and how knowing the difference can significantly alter how you approach motivating...read more
The audio below is a done-for-you story you can use to spark a great discussion with your team on raising their level of performance. The use of story is so important when you are talking with your employees. Here is one you can use at your next team meeting. I first...read more