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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 😉

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....

Last thursday I was at the HR award of Schelstraete & Desmedt (being an ex employee of the executive search office). Afterwards I spoke with two professors of Ehsal who told me that they too used PowerPoint everyday when teaching at university. One of them...

Today I interviewed Els Demeester, head of Tech Data in Belgium and the only woman in the board of directors at the European level of the company. Why is this of any importance ? Because I am interviewing women in top positions in Belgium to...

When I ask people what they appreciate in a presentation they tell me most often ‘not too much text on a slide' or ‘an enthusiastic speaker’ and always they tell me ‘humor’. Now humor in a presentation is of course something completely different than telling...

This was my first blog post ever in December 2008 and it is till something I practice and I advise for you to do. It is an article by Anne Hunt so enjoy this valuable reading “About a year ago, something shifted in my mind...