The following eight shared values for public speaking percolated after much thinking, free writing and re-writing. I consider them the eight essential habits for a great speaker.
When it comes to speaking with impact, I usually show one of my favourite TED(x) talks. It’s one that you can view again and again. The crazy thing is: absolutely nothing is said in it. Play it for a minute; it only last six minutes: The title of this talk is How to sound smart […]
Some of my clients are CEOs of large companies. I also meet many small business entrepreneurs. One common thread is that they’re very busy. Successful leaders are mindful about how they spend every single minute. It’s no surprise then, that when these leaders are asked to speak in public, the one thing they are thinking […]
Here’s an interesting take on what it feels like to be an outsider. This is a feeling that many women in the working world experience on a daily basis. Many men are not conscious of this — which makes for a very interesting situation when the roles are reversed for once. The feeling of being […]
Are you planning a New Year’s speech, but are you experiencing a writer’s block? Know that’s completely normal. Writing a memorable New Year’s speech is tough. Because it’s a milestone speech, it can seem like an overwhelming task. Still, it is the perfect occasion to look back and look forward together, and thank the members of […]
Here’s a quick summary: We’re updating our tagline to More Than Public Speaking — because 1) we ultimately coach clients to be better leaders and 2) we help clients with spoken communication in a broader sense. We’re moving our website from montisonline.be to speaker.coach. It’s clearer, international, and ambitious. We’ve released a public speaking email […]