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…

How to make a ‘save’. Update on Michael Bay meltdown

Wow. I’ve had a lot of questions on Michael Bay’s public speaking meltdown at CES and the article I wrote about it. It’s painful to watch because many of us have either had public-speaking-anxiety-driven experience – or worried about one. So I thought we’d focus on how to make a ‘Save’ when there is a 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…

Cam Barber Public Speaking interview on ‘Big Marketing’

Here’s how Tim Reid opens the interview: Cam Barber developed The Vivid Method to help  you overcome the fear of public speaking.  And thank God! I mean who doesn’t (you know what) themselves when they have the opportunity to get up on a stage or present to an audience of more than one?!  But here’s 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…

Team building and team motivation with vivid messages

Team building can be achieved by developing focused, inspirational messages. It’s amazing how much impact these words can have on team motivation. I’ve written before about the importance of strong leadership messages when speaking a in corporate or presentation environment, and great leaders know that effective team building happens when your team is driven by a More…

Public Speaking Simplified

The Vivid Method simplifies Public Speaking and helps you be more persuasive in: Speeches, Presentations, Media conversations.   How? It shows you how to eliminate the interference caused by normal speaking nerves and information overload. On top of that it provides tools to structure information to bring it to life. This helps you think clearly – More…