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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 😉

A couple of years ago I discovered the presentation blog ‘Presentation Zen’ of Garr Reynolds. I think this is when my true passion for presentations started! I think what he writes about the topic, especially about the use of slides, is great stuff. I saw him...

I had a very interesting meeting with a CEO of a multinational and asked him this question: ‘what do you expect from managers who give a presentation to you or other members of the board of directors?' And this is what he said: I expect them...

Vandaag was ik studiogast bij ‘De Madammen’ op Radio 2. Het ging over het verschil tussen mannen en vrouwen die presenteren. Ze hadden ook de bekende strafpleiter, Jef Vermassen, geïnterviewd over hoe belangrijk het is te overtuigen voor een jury en hoe je dat best...

I started giving training and coaching in 2000. Some weeks before the training I always ask participants what they want to get out of the training. I have noticed that in all these years the expectations of participants have not changed. They want advice on...

I was talking to some lawyers yesterday and was interested to learn that good lawyers know the first sentences of their plea by heart. This is exactly my advice for your presentation. I don’t learn my presentation by heart but I do know what my...

The slides I see over and over again are what I call ‘compromise’ slides. Speakers do know by now that you can’t put too much on a slide. But on the other hand they give these slides afterwards as a handout so they tend to...

I joined a toastmasters meeting yesterday evening and it was a great experience. For those who are not familiar with it, some explanations. Toastmasters is a club that exists worldwide where people meet to improve their presentation skills. Some clubs meet twice a month, others...

This is the interesting questions I just discoverd on the internet. Three top speakers and presentation coaches were interviewd : Jim Endicott, Julie Terberg and Nancy Duarte. All three of them known in the States as giants in the field of creating effective and compelling presentations....