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Using the power of Business Storytelling as a strategic influencing tool

Business storytelling is THE most powerful skill that CEOs and leaders can use to influence, teach, and inspire. And I’m not just talking about applying it to give speeches or...

Persuasive Communication Techniques for Global Leaders

Persuasion is perhaps one of the most misunderstood words in business culture. People think it’s all about manipulation, force, lack of choice, or inducement, when actually persuasion is about influence....

Preparing for a pitch presentation: A true story that won my client a multi-million dollar deal

I happened to bump into Xavier - an MBA classmate from NYU Stern a few months back when we both got stuck in the rain whilst trying to hail down...

Adapting your presentation for an online audience

So much of our lives have changed over the last 6 months, including how we have to deliver presentations … for the time being, at least.  If you’re due to...

How to use Business Storytelling to Persuade and Influence

Picture the scene … You need to give a killer presentation next month; pitching a major proposal to your company's shareholders. It’s a tough, discerning audience and you really want...

Storytelling techniques for business to inspire a cross-cultural audience

If you are presenting to a cross-cultural audience and need your message to poke them right between the eyes so that they sit up, listen and then take action, you...

5 ways to improve diversity in the workplace

Having lived and worked in many unique places around the world and having directly interacted with an even broader range of leaders from all sorts of distinctive backgrounds and worldviews,...

How to create stories that sell

How to create stories that sell Storytelling has become a must-have leadership skill. It gives you the power to change opinion and behaviour, to persuade and motivate and connect your...

Michelle Obama’s Keynote at DNC 2020. A perfect balance of Logos, Pathos, and Ethos.

A perfect balance of Logos, Pathos, and Ethos. Former first lady Michelle Obama delivered a powerful keynote address on the first night of the Democratic National Convention last week. Here,...

Keynote speech at SpeakNow

Natsuyo gave an online keynote speech to an organization called SpeakNow in India on 15th Aug.