CEO Magazine interviews Cam Barber on Messaging and Public Speaking

“The Power of Messaging” Communicate your business message in the most memorable way by learning the tools of effective public speaking. By Skye Hoklas, CEO Magazine, September 2015. Public speaking is the process or act of performing a presentation or speech to a live audience in order to inform, influence, or entertain. For some, it 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…

Great speeches in Kevin Rudd’s leadership challenge

Public speaking is your core opportunity to demonstrate leadership qualities. There were some great speeches in the recent leadership challenge, and some not so great speeches. Overall, they tell a fascinating story. They explain a lot about leadership communication and public speaking. I’m not going to address who’s right or wrong, who lied or betrayed, etc. More…

How to write a speech in only 15 minutes

Parkinsons’s Law controls how you write a speech. I know it controls how I write a speech. When I ignore it’s power, productivity bleeds out of me, soaking the floor under my desk. “Work expands to fill the time allotted to it.” That’s Parkinson’s Law. So, if you have an hour to do something, it will More…

A short speech – create a 3 minute speech that rocks

I’m in the Charles Pearson Theatre at the University of Melbourne, watching 12 short speeches. It’s a 3 minute speech competition called the 3 minute Thesis. These annual, 3 minute speech competitions challenge Ph.D and Masters students to effectively communicate 3-1/2 years’ of technical research into a short speech. Their task is to convey only the most important More…

Julia Gillard ‘Robotic and rehearsed’

An interesting article in The Age newspaper about Prime Minister Julia Gillard’s speeches and public speaking which echos what I’ve been saying for some time. While message management and media management are important skills for those in the public eye, you need to throw us some scraps of authentic and natural. The key skill is More…