How to Use the Secrets of Great TED Presenters in Your Online Meetings


The world-famous “TED Talks” have set a new standard in presentation skills. Many of the techniques of TED presenters can be adapted for online use, even in shorter presentations as part of online meetings. Learn from the best TED Talks, and adapt these techniques to make your next onli...

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How to Build a TED-Style Online Presentation in One Hour or Less – Free Webinar Tomorrow


The world-famous “TED Talks” have set a new standard in presentation skills, and many audiences expect far more now from presenters. This can be a challenge for online presentations, because some of the techniques that work for a TED Talk don’t work in online presentations. But yo...

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Simple Rules: How to Thrive in a Complex World


My dietitian friend and client Julie Meek helps busy executives and leaders maintain their health, fitness and energy. This is an important issue for these leaders, because they often have chaotic, unpredictable lifestyles, so it’s difficult for them to get into a routine of regular meals, reg...

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Free E-Book: Expect More From 2017


At the start of each year, I invite my clients to contribute a short article to an e-book full of tips and strategies for success in your personal and professional life. This is what you will find in this year’s edition: An Alternative Point of View to Expecting More! – David Penglase S...

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Book Review: The Future of the Professions


This book is a fascinating glimpse into the future of expertise. It looks at the traditional professions (such as law, accounting, and medicine) and widens the field by adding others such as divinity, journalism, and management consulting. The father-and-son team of Richard and Daniel Susskind group...

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Meetings Made Easy – Free Webinar Next Week


Meetings cost organisations thousands of dollars in lost productivity every year. The problem is not with the meeting itself, but with the way the meeting is run. The good news is that it doesn’t take much to organise, chair or participate in a meeting where you get what you want – in l...

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Power Play, by Yamini Naidu


Here’s a book that is so compelling you will finish it in a single sitting, but so powerful you will want to read over and over again for its insights. Yamini Naidu explores different kinds of power for leaders to use for greater influence in their personal and professional lives. You can prob...

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Forecasting the Future of Technology


There are many experts talking about the future of technology, but it’s rare to see such a star-studded panel discussing this topic. In this podcast from Stanford University’s “ECorner” (Entrepreneurship Corner), you will hear from panellists including Google’s “c...

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Joi Ito – Want to Innovate? Become a "Now-ist"


When the major earthquake hit Japan in March 2011 and caused a nuclear reactor to fail, Joi Ito decided to do something about it. Bypassing the NGOs and government bodies frantically trying to solve the problem, he gathered a group of people online to create a network called “Safecast”, ...

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How Much Can Children Teach Themselves?


I was blown away by Sugata Mitra’s 2013 TED Talk about his research in 1999 about how fast children can learn, even without any supervision or teaching. In brief: Mitra’s team installed an Internet-connected PC in a wall in a slum area of India, and left it there to see what the local ch...

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