Leadership
PERSONIFY YOUR PROJECT

Public speaking generally represents a time when we put too much pressure on ourselves: make sure you don’t forget anything, be natural… As if the performance was only based on the controlled image of yourself that you put forth!

In order to be heard, you need to first create confidence-based conditions. That is why true performance is based on your ability to sincerely convey a committed message.

When we realize that we risk nothing on stage…

We are often asked if “it helps to do theater!” Of course it provides a reassuring technical base. But more importantly, what is formative is being faced with stage fright, because we learn to deal with it. We understand that it’s useless to wait for it to pass. And we discover, performance after performance, that…

Success is the ability to go from one failure to another…

The more structured a company is, the longer and more complicated it is to expose a new idea. It is difficult to make your voice heard; you have to convince, stand out and find the right people… In the race for innovation, the optimist has a decisive advantage: his inexhaustible capacity to think that everything…

Training doesn’t make perfect…

In theatre, we don’t rehearse to be good for the next performance. We rehearse to be good in any situation, for every performance, whether we’re in shape or not, whether we like our stage partner or not! The same goes for any speaking engagement. A rehearsal is not meant to be effective just once but…

If you can’t explain it simply…

Regardless of the complexity of the topic or the skill of the audience, your primary goal is always to be fully understood. You will accomplish this by adapting your vocabulary and by multiplying examples and analogies. If you don’t do this, it means your real goal is to demonstrate your expertise. And that’s the antithesis…

The obligation to endure gives us the right to know

There is no shortage of subjects about change in our organizations. To succeed and engage our teams in these major projects we need to rely on well-known and recognized ambassadors whose primary mission is to give meaning to the projects and to remind us of the stakes involved in the ongoing changes and the ones…

Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results

The exercise of presenting is too often trivialized. Those who like to speak in public are delighted, those who are terrorized by it have to force themselves when there is no other choice, but in the end nobody really progresses. Professionalizing the practice of the presentation is nevertheless a vital component in identifying the right…

Be yourself; everyone else is already taken

Storytelling has powerful techniques to help you structure your remarks. But to be really effective, a speaker always has to embody his or her message; and take advantage of each speech to express a desire, a conviction and a commitment! To reread : The revenge of the shy Stop being so hard on yourself  

He who does not read has no advantage over he who cannot read

The key to an original presentation often lies outside the realm of your office. Behind every book, or exhibition, or encounter, or show, or film, there is the opportunity to grasp something meaningful that you can use to develop more surprising and effective presentations. To reread : What’s the use of slides  

It’s too late to be pessimistic

This holds true for the weather and for public speaking! It is when we are up against the wall that we reproach ourselves for not being sufficiently prepared, brooding about it and envisioning the worst. But it’s too late to blame yourself and it’s time to focus on the basics: what does my audience expect…