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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 😉

Yesterday I gave a training in The Netherlands and as usual one of the topics was the timing of a presentation. You think you have 20 minutes for the presentation, though reality is you only have 10 minutes. For Prime Minister Balkenende it was even worse....

Yesterday I did a follow up coaching. It was a presentation with slides the speaker had created himself. Beautiful slides, great introduction but what I noticed was that he clicked to a next slide and then talked. You might think that this is fine though...

Toen ik Dominique interviewde was ze Managing Director van Unilever België. Zij presenteert ontzettend veel, en merkte ook op dat zo goed als elke presentatie ondersteund wordt door een PowerPoint. Dominique betwijfelt echter of dit altijd wel nodig is. Zij zegt: "Ik wil vooral kernboodschappen...

Mimi Lamote (CEO Mayerline) durft niet beweren dat het haar presentatie vaardigheden geweest zijn die haar naar de top brachten, maar die vaardigheid was zonder twijfel belangrijk. "Presentaties zijn vooral belangrijk omdat ze ervoor zorgen dat je in de schijnwerpers staat", vertelt ze. Eigenlijk is dit...

I just did a one hour follow up coaching and we focussed very much on the slides this time. What I saw were slides showing titles. Very often templates force us to do that because this is what we learned, right? Put a title on...

I discovered a new way to help speakers with the introduction of their presentation. The problem is that most speakers just don't think of their first words and then they switch to an automatic pilot saying 'today I am going to talk to you about...

A few days ago I talked to a lady who needs help with her presentation. I was explaining to her how I work and everything was well received until I said 'I work with a model' and she was like 'hmm' frowning. She said 'I...