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…

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…

Steve Waugh’s Top 5 Leadership Messages

** This article was recently published on Business Insider. Great leaders, like legendary cricket captain Steve Waugh, are associated with great leadership messages. This is no coincidence. Vivid messages help position people as great leaders. Gandhi, Nelson Mandela, Steve Jobs, Anita Roddick, Richard Branson, Bill Clinton, Janine Allis and Howard Schultz are some great examples of this. More…

Gandhi’s Top 5 Leadership Messages

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

Ashton Kutcher speech uses Steve Jobs’ Structure

I love writing about Steve Jobs and his incredible communication skills. And this Ashton Kutcher speech let’s me do it again. For example, How Steve Jobs’ messaging changed the world, Steve Jobs top 5 leadership messages and particularly the speech outline of his famous Stanford graduation speech. Jobs’ ability to leverage message and structure helped Apple More…

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…