Cam Barber’s interview with European CEO Magazine

Public speaking has evolved.   Cam Barber was interviewed by Elizabeth Matsangou for European CEO Magazine about the relevance of modern public speaking in business. Here are some interesting points from the interview:​ The art of public speaking has changed significantly since Martin Luther King, Nelson Mandela and Winston Churchill. “Most people haven’t caught up”, “the More…

The SpeechOutline process for preparing a presentation

    The SpeechOutline process helps you: Craft a compelling message Sort and structure your ideas Save time and mental effort Reduce anxiety (because you know how to start, how to end and which key point to emphasise throughout) .

Hillary Clinton’s election loss was a messaging failure

Public speaking gets better results when it’s built on great messaging. Vivid messages can be the deciding factor in the success of a person, a business or an idea. The 2016 Presidential election is an example. If you look at the Trump v Clinton election through a Messaging Lens, you see a clear winner. Donald Trump.   Trump’s More…

Cam Barber – message man

Cam is a speaker, speaking coach and speechwriter. His background as a radio executive helped him understand how to get inside the mind of an audience and trigger message recall. He developed the Vivid Method for Public Speaking as a response to the mechanical acting skills being taught for business presentations and media settings. The More…

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…

Nelson Mandela’s Top 5 Leadership Messages

Great leaders, like Nelson Mandela, are associated with great leadership messages. This is no coincidence. Vivid messages help position people as great leaders. Gandhi, Anita Roddick, Steve Jobs, Steve Waugh, Bill Clinton, Richard Branson and Janine Allis are leadership examples of this. This article focuses on Nelson Mandela who led South Africa from apartheid to More…

10 Reasons You’ll Improve Your Next Presentation By Using The ‘B’ Key

Business Insider interviewed me last week on the best way to avoid ‘death by PowerPoint’ and improve public speaking and presentation skills. I talked about the simplest and most powerful technique – the ‘B’ key. Otherwise known as blanking the screen during a slide show. They published the piece on Friday as ’10 Reasons You’ll More…

Cam Barber on Message Delivery in Victorian Election – Crikey.com.au

The Power of Messaging and Message Delivery   I was interviewed by Dan Moss of crikey.com.au on Friday for an article about the image and messaging of the two key candidates in the Victorian election, Denis Napthine and Dan Andrews. Here are the good bits 🙂 in the second half of the article:   “Napthine scored highly on More…

On leadership: Is excellence a dirty word? (with Steve Waugh)

Leaders love the word ‘excellence’. It’s used to set high standards and encourage a team to greatness. But is it overused? (Hint: Yes!). Could it even point people in the wrong direction? When should you and your team stop pursuing excellence? Steve Waugh, one of Australia’s greatest sporting leaders with strong opinions on leadership style, explained the problems he observed with More…

Message Doctor: How to convince people to support great ideas

Ok. Vagina. There, I’ve said it. It made me feel awkward, but it needed to be said to outline an example of one doctor’s attempt to convince surgeons to change their behaviour. A few years ago, I worked with Dr Marcus Carey, a Melbourne-based uro-gynaecologist to help him ‘sell’ his great ideas. He had developed a groundbreaking medical procedure More…