Anita Roddick’s Top 5 Leadership Messages

Great leaders like founder of The Body Shop Anita Roddick are associated with great leadership messages. This is no coincidence! Vivid messages help position people as great leaders. Gandhi, Nelson Mandela, Steve Jobs, Steve Waugh, Bill Clinton, Richard Branson and Janine Allis are examples of this. The story of The Body Shop is fascinating. Anita More…

Bill Clinton’s Top 5 Leadership Messages

Great leaders, like Bill Clinton, are associated with memorable leadership messages. This is no coincidence! Vivid messages help position people as great leaders. Gandhi, Nelson Mandela, Steve Jobs, Anita Roddick, Steve Waugh, Richard Branson and Janine Allis are examples of this. This article focuses on Bill Clinton and his leadership messages. Bill Clinton has decent More…

Steve Jobs’ Top 5 Leadership Messages

Great leaders, like Steve Jobs, are associated with memorable leadership messages. This is no coincidence! Vivid messages help position people as great leaders. Gandhi, Nelson Mandela, Anita Roddick, Steve Waugh, Richard Branson, Bill Clinton and Janine Allis are some good examples of this. This article focuses on Steve Jobs and his leadership messages. Steve Jobs was the CEO and Founder of More…

How Steve Jobs’ messaging changed the world

Messaging was Steve Jobs’ secret weapon in helping Apple products change the world. There is no doubt he transformed the world of music, computers and animation. In fact, he motivated people to work for him with the promise that they could actually change the world. But what is not recognised is how influential his unique approach to More…

Book titles with a vivid message. Top 50 examples 1-10

A vivid message opens a window in the mind for more information. Great book titles capture interest in just a few words and draw you in to open the book and read more.   Find a vivid title for your communication project The title for your speech or presentation – or the tagline for your brand More…

How to avoid a Michael Bay presentation meltdown

Michael Bay, one of hollywood’s hottest directors (eg: Transformers movies) and worth $400 million, had a public speaking meltdown yesterday and abruptly walked off stage mid presentation. It started with Bay joining Joe Stinziano, Executive VP of Samsung, on stage at CES (Consumer Electronics Show). After a minute or so, he lost his place, panicked and More…

Create a Persuasive Message in 2 steps

We all need to be persuasive. We need a vivid message to convey the true value of our idea or it will be lost to the world. I coached a scientist who’s pitch for funding wasn’t getting anywhere. His newly developed technology was groundbreaking. He was a likeable and energetic presenter, but explained his technology More…

Great speeches – David Morrison ‘The standard you walk past…’

The leadership message is clear in this David Morrison speech. “The standard you walk past is the standard you accept.” “If that does not suit you then get out.” It’s recognised as one of the great speeches of recent years. In the midst of another sex scandal, around a “Jedi Council” internet sex ring, the leadership speech More…

David Morrison Speech Transcript: The standard you walk past is the standard you accept.

Here is the transcript of the David Morrison Speech – a leadership speech delivered by Chief of the Army, Lieutenant-General David Morrison. In the midst of a “Jedi Council” sex scandal, this was posted as a 3 minute video regarding unacceptable behaviour. [For the article that outlines 3 reasons why this is a great leadership speech, click here]   I’ve More…

Kevin Rudd ‘caught’ shuffling speaker notes in debate – how important are notes?

Sunday night was the first Election debate with Kevin Rudd and Tony Abbott. There’s plenty of commentary on who won and why. My view is below. However, I thought I’d use this opportunity to address a side story: Kevin Rudd’s use of speaker notes. The first headline I saw on Monday morning was: CAUGHT RUDD More…