Today, Sunday marks the 100th anniversary of the end of World War 1. My grandfather fought in that war. My father was badly injured in World War 2 only 20 years later. Had they and tens of millions of others not fought, our world would be very different today. All of...

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Are your presentations like Climate Change?

Polar bears are taking swimming lessons. Houses are on stilts. Yet politicians still say climate change is a hoax and it is someone else that’s wrecking the environment. In business, we all know the phrase “Death by PowerPoint”. We sit through endless mind-numbing...

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Help save some lives

You have likely heard about the horrible accident in Saskatchewan earlier this year which killed the driver and 16 staff and players and injured 13 others on the Humboldt Broncos junior hockey team. They were on the way to a game when a flatbed truck ran a stop sign...

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About the Truth

Many years ago, one of my clients was fond of personal Top Ten lists as a way to sum up presentations at events. At the top of one of them once was: “Tell the truth. There’s less to remember.” I have helped craft and have listened to thousands of presentations since...

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Walk Your Talk Ivanka – A Lesson in Leadership

News broke yesterday that Ivanka Trump is shutting down her fashion line. Awwwwww. Hard to feel bad for the girl, especially after all the reports of her abusing her position to influence Chinese tariffs in her favour. Most reports cited the shutdown as a result of...

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Today is Canada’s birthday, and with the US as close to civil war as I think it has been since - well, the Civil War - and Europe splitting apart over Brexit and immigration, I feel particularly lucky to be Canadian. We may not have a team at the World Cup, (but then...

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We all know that single serve coffee systems are so bad for the environment that even John Sylvan, creator of the Keurig pod system, says wishes he hadn’t invented it. Several years ago I threw out my Tassimo coffee machine. I could no longer live with the fact that I...

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The undeniable power of Purpose

Is there a better story in sport today than the @NHL’s Las Vegas Golden Knights? A team of castoffs that other teams released, they are now battling it out in the Stanley Cup Finals in their first year as a team. At the start of the season they were 500 to 1 odds to...

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Introducing the Greatest Storytelling Training in the World

We are very excited to announce that we have been licensed to deliver what we consider to be the two best story training programs in the world: Storytelling for Leaders and Storytelling for Sales. These two programs were developed by Anecdote International in...

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