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Master communicators learn from top performers. They are able to watch or read about a top performer and adapt that learning to upgrade their personal communication.

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TOM Brady’s TIP for IMPROVING
EVERYTIME you SPEAK, you’re AUDITIONING for leadership
Obama’s SPEECH at 2020 DNC, Deconstructed
Are YOU demonstrating AMBIGUOUS leadership?
HOW to ‘SELL’ yourself and your MESSAGE – James SPADER
HOW to be MEMORABLE when everyone else is FORGETTABLE
HOW to DEAL with an AGGRESSIVE audience member – OBAMA masterclass
Job INTERVIEW? Do you KNOW how to NAIL the CRUCIAL first 7 minutes
Do you HAVE a PLAYBOOK for video office SET-UP and VIRTUAL communication?
HOW does Joe BIDEN come ACROSS in person? – first person EXPERIENCE
HOW to HAVE an UNDEFEATED mind
How to STOP being perceived as SUBMISSIVE and START projecting YOURself with CONFIDENCE
GUIDE on WHEN to do FACE to Face versus VIDEO meetings, RE-visited
What’s the BEST facial EXPRESSION to ENTER with?
LEARN how NOT, to DAYDREAM
GET more speaking IMPACT with this DRILL
How to MAKE your VOICE sound FRESH & NEW
LEADERSHIP tips from former TWITTER MD
REQUIRED reading for LEADERS – E. Shackleton’s LESSONS
PM Morrison’s STATESMANLIKE presentation
LEARN from D. Pink’s ENERGY, CERTAINTY & dry HUMOUR
OWNING space – DON’T ‘GLUE’ your UPPER arms
DON’T walk away – LEADERSHIP communication when ATTACKED
B. Hartzer – what matters is what the ‘customer’ perceives
TONY Blair – BELIEVABILITY
Create QUESTIONS to enliven your CURIOUSITY
How DEEPLY do you UNDERSTAND your DOMAIN?
Why – “If ONLY I had SAID this” – is the WRONG strategy
DON’T Present LIKE Steve JOBS
The POWERful FUEL of RETELLING
GENERAL C. Powell’s BEST under-PRESSURE techniques
North Korean DEFECTOR Y. Park’s SPEAKING LESSON
LEARN from the IDEAL Orator – CICERO
M. Obama’s ORATORY revisited – Enthusiasm ‘SELLS’
‘MIRACLE on the Hudson’ SULLY’S daily deposit LESSON
TIP-of-the-TONGUE & how to HANDLE it
T. Friedman of NYT shows HOW to ‘OWN’ SPACE
FLAT, uninspiring, stilted FIRST SPEECH – A. Albanese
D. TRUMP & H. CLINTON debate analysis RE-VISITED
PM Morrison WINS first election DEBATE
U.S. President FDR on how to SIMPLIFY a MESSAGE
PM S. Morrison LOSING his COOL
DIGNITY – J. Gillard’s concession speech RE-VISITED
Why Obama LOOKED like a leader – and G.W. Bush didn’t
“What people say and do in the most innocent situations . . .
An analysis of Sam Stosur’s body language
Gold standard in short-form TV reporting / A. Kohler
The world is a monarchy, money is the king . . .
PowerPoint. Why you’re still abusing audiences with it, and what to do about it
Video of Russell Crowe – the voice that grips you
Gandhi’s example of what it takes to be a great communicator
Being ‘playful’ – video of one of the best, George Clooney
Video of Kevin Spacey – what audiences want to see
An body language analysis of a video of Marissa Mayer
Compairing the body language and speech of Trump, Clinton in 2016
Video clip of James Spader – Owner of scenes
Stillness – Why George Clooney became a move star
A video clip example of energy & certainty from IBM’s CEO.
10 sports metaphors to be a more memorable speaker
Link for Thomas Friedman clip
Video clip NYT Thomas Friedman’s Own the physical space masterclass
Body language and speech analysis of why Don Draper is so good
How I channeled Obama before a major media interview
An Olympic gymnast coach’s 4 step competition prep routine
Why Clinton scored 8 and Trump 7 in Debate Three
Barack Obama’s example of answering a tough a question
Why measured Clinton beat Trump on Debate Two
Tennis legend Andre Agassi’s resilience lesson for top performers explained
THE great speech from legendary adman Leo Burnett
Trump versus Clinton Debate One – Body language and speech analysis
Why I gave Scott Morrison’s presentation an 8/10
Learn from Stephen Colbert’s creative process
Here’s how you can learn from M Turnbull’s speaking example
Malcolm Turnbull’s example of projecting certainty
6 strategies to improve your skills from Anders Ericsson
Obama’s special speaking sauce exposed
A key behaviour that Premier Mike Baird shares with Barack Obama
Video of Obama’s 2015 State of the Union – analysis
Here is why Tony Blair was an eloquent speaker
The speaking trait the Barack Obama and John Kennedy share
This golfing tip will help you be a better leader and BDM
A winning strategy from entrepreneur Roy Thompson
Radio Broadcaster Angela Catterns, Voice Lesson 4
Radio Broadcaster Angela Catterns, Voice lesson 3
Radio Broacaster Angela Catterns, Voice lesson 2
Radio Broadcaster Angela Catterns, Voice lesson 1
Premier Bob Carr’s choice voice lesson 3
Premier Bob Carr’s choice voice lesson 2
How not to perform under pressure – An example from Clive Palmer
Premier Bob Carr’s choice voice lesson 1
Gridiron legend Lou Holtz on what make a leader
Why philospher learned from football
A great template for selecting the best prospective customers
President Frank Roosevelt shows how to simplify a message
Kevin Rudd’s body language reveals it’s all about him.
Rudd still the phony, in his final speech
Commanding Abbott beats Nervous Rudd
How Julia Gillard final speech as PM will be remembered – Dignity
Tony Abbott’s body language and 28 second silence clip explained
Colin Powell’s 15 Lessons on media handling
CEO wisdom distilled
Why tennis player Sam Stosur needs a new psychologist
K. Rudd’s final speech as PM part two. It’s still all about me.
Do you have this quality as senior executive leader?
A success strategy from Nobel Prize winner Albert Schweitzer
An example of playing the victim from Craig Thomson
How you can adapt luminary architect Renzo Piano’s design technique
Why Obama beat Romney – Debate three
Why Romeny beat Obama in debate number two
Why Romney won first debate with Obama
How Julia Gillard’s defensivesness prompted journalist attack
Lesson from Spencer Tracy – what does hands in the pocket convey.
An lesson on how to be believable from Craig Thomson
Anna Bligh and Campbell Newman’s body language rated
Comparison of Kevin Fud and Julia Gillard body language and speaking
Here’s a body language technique you can borrow from John Wayne
Basketball Legend’s three step process for behaviour change explained
A great hook from legendary Ad man David Ogilvy
Julia Gillard tears and Tony Abbott’s limited speaking explained
Why Obama still shines in state of the Union address
The ‘daily deposit’ lesson of ‘Miracle on the Hudson’s’ Sullenberger
How Mark Latham and Tony Abbott use their body language to intimidate
How J Gillard hope outpointed T Abbott larrikin in first debate
How Julia Gillard is like Margaret Thatcher
Julia Gillard’s body language analysed
Kevin Rudd’s final speech as PM, part one. His mask finally slipped
How Julia Gillard shined in her presentation in first PM interview.
Why Rudd won Health Debate with Abbott
Why Opposition leader Bill Shorten turns off his listeners
Robert F Kennedy 50% rule of being successful explained
Kevin Rudd’s ‘pre-cooked meal’ speaking explained
Why Malcolm Turnbull will find it hard to change his presentation
How Kevin Rudd’s body language defies his in control image

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