Monthly Archives: February 2009

No substitute for real experience

“A bartender with scar tissue all over his knuckles will hit faster and harder than a karate-trained novice who has never been bloodied.”  - Hunter S. Thompson, Hell’s Angels, 1966 This quote is about fighting. If you’ve never been in a proper fight (like me!) you’ll be no match for someone who has been in [...]
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The Power of persuasion

Last night I attended a workshop called “The Power of Persuasion” led by Simon Bucknall, twice winner of the Toastmasters Great Britain and all Ireland public speaking championships. The course contained lots of insightful advice about persuasion in public speaking.  Furthermore there were two prepared speeches (both number nine in the Toastmasters CC manual: “Persuade with Power”) [...]
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