Writing Two Speeches for One Event

Ever heard a woman give a brilliant speech, only for the guy following her to get up and say nearly the same thing? “We are delighted to ….” “Our company is well positioned to ….” “This occasion marks …” All of these are fine phrases, when used with sincerity. But when two speakers talk about […]

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 Tips for Networking

I remember how badly I failed at the first professional conference I attended. Short on experience, confidence and industry knowledge, my poor day out culminated in spilling a drink on my tie during the end-of-day networking cocktails. I had a few business cards in my pocket, but I didn’t make any meaningful connections, and I […]

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 5 Essentials for Leading a Workshop

  Presenting to fellow professionals is a valuable way to establish your personal brand and practice essential people skills. But being a successful professional doesn’t necessarily mean you know how to share your knowledge effectively, especially when you’re speaking to industry peers. Last week, I lead a workshop in Hong Kong, Owning the Room: Pitching […]

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