Letter to Donald Trump

Dear Mister President, In the newspapers I read that your Secretary of Commerce, Mr. Wilbur Ross, had fallen asleep during your speech in Jerusalem. No need to tell me how terribly unpleasant it can be for a speaker to see his audience drifting away. Unfortunately, the media will be all over this event in an…

Never go overtime again during your presentation

5 helpful tips for successful time management. There’s nothing more annoying than presenters going overtime, upsetting the entire program. But how should you manage your time when you are the one on stage? Here are 5 helpful tips: 1.     Use a timer You, the presenter, control your time. Even when someone in the audience interrupts…

From mediocre to masterly in 48 hours

‘Everything is under control’, he assures me. It is Sunday evening. In exactly 48 hours he will be presenting his talk at the University of Antwerp. ‘Could you tell me the topic of your talk?’ I ask him. Mariano Castellanos is a historian and the director of a Mexican research department for heritage management. He…