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With this blog I mainly want to inspire you. The posts are based on my experience. It can be a coaching I did, a presentation I have done, a TED talk or another youtube movie I have seen from which you can learn. The posts cover the topics that are very important for me like storytelling, how to deal with stress, body language, how to use PowerPoint, pitching and presenting to the board. The posts are in English or Dutch. As I have been blogging for years on this topic you will see that the oldest posts go way back to 2008 when I started writing articles on this topic. I have transferred all my posts to this website which unfortunately means that I have lost all the comments and reactions which is a pity but hey…you can leave new comments right 😉

This morning I heard something great on the radio. Two women were interviewed who were training to be in the next winter olympics in 2010 with the for us fairly unknown discipline, bobsleighing. Their current top speed was 130 km per hour. The interviewer asked...

Often people get very nervous in front of an audience and forget what natural eye contact is. They either look very quickly at the audience or they try to see the audience as ‘one big eye’ and try to look at everyone at the same...

You have to deserve the attention of your audience…this is what a participant told me last Friday during a training. It was his conclusion on the tips and tricks I had just given. And in fact he’s right. Getting the attention of the audience is...

Voor Saskia Van Uffelen is interactie met haar publiek heel belangrijk. Om dat te bereiken moet je echt contact hebben met het publiek dus oogcontact en lichaamstaal zijn heel belangrijk. Voor haar is dat de enige manier om passie uit te stralen wat voor haar...

Christ'l Joris is voorzitter van de raad van bestuur van ETAP. Zij leerde een les van haar vader die ze altijd onthouden heeft: "Wees zelfzeker, een beetje zelfvertrouwen kan geen kwaad. Je moet zorgen dat je gezien wordt, niet in één of ander spektakel, maar...

Inge Geerdens won in 2006 een internationale award voor beste 'elevator pitch'. Ze stond in de finale met achttien anderen waaronder 2 Belgen. Uit vijfhonderd deelnemers die een business plan indienden, werd zij verkozen tot eindwinnaar. Succesvol pitchen staat of valt voor haar met de...

At the time I interview Tanuja Randery she is Managing Director in London for COLT Telecom. Her story is a great example how presentations can influence a career. It was due to a presentation she started at McKinsey. The Sales Director was in the audience...