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

The leadership message is clear in this David Morrison’s 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…


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 strikes…

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…

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….

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….