Who cares about your agenda?

Nobody does. Particularly if you’re in sales. But if only the modern sales executive would understand. The modern-day sales cycle is becoming increasingly complex. Everyone’s busy (no, they’re damn busy!) despite their short attention spans, which seems to be getting shorter by a microsecond every year… around 10-20 minutes. (Wait, did you actually believe it’s […]

Speaking in front of a camera isn’t really public speaking

Though it’s almost as intimidating as delivering a message in front of real eyeballs! Without a doubt, the dynamics of speaking in front of a camera are quite similar to speaking in front of an actual audience but they’re still not the same. And they can’t ever be… unless you’re speaking in front of a […]

Your presentation persona

Found a great article by the folks at Ethos3 (A presentation design agency) on understanding your presentation persona. I simply love these guys for what they do! Just presentations (including training). But that’s probably because I love to deliver presentations. But I digress, the article gives a glimpse of Badge, the agency’s proprietary presentation persona […]

I teach because I learn

Whoever said you’ve got to be a subject matter expert to teach or train anything wasn’t thinking clearly. In my opinion, training or teaching anyone requires you to have curiosity than mastery. Heck, if you are a “master” you know that “the more you know, the more you know you don’t know.” I’m not a […]

Education-based approach to marketing and sales

That’s what content marketing is. I know. I’m a content marketer (albeit a reluctant one… I hate to admit I’m one of them) myself! But this isn’t about content, it’s about education. So, we will “use” content for education — the next step. And since education is the process of facilitating learning, or the acquisition […]

Connecting with others takes energy… a lot of it!

You know most people prefer to “wing-it” on stage? Yeah, I know they’d like to stick with their natural style but you and I know that just BS. They prefer winging it because it’s far more draining for a speaker/presenter/communicator/trainer to take the time to know the audience. Think about the possible questions you will […]

Be here, now

You know what’s the toughest bit when the spotlight’s on you? To be yourself. And it gets worse when you’re literally on stage as a stand-up comic or a speaker/keynote presenter. The feeling’s same even when you’re coaching someone. The problem? We’re wearing different hats and try to “live” the roles. This might sound normal […]