What figure skating teaches us about public speaking

What figure skating teaches us about public speaking

For the last few days my morning gym routine has been slightly brightened by the ISU European Figure Skating Championships. It’s one of those things that many of us might not choose to watch at home, but when it’s on in the background as we struggle through the self-imposed post-Christmas cardio-centric workout, it’s spellbinding. So in […]

The case for theatricality in business (1)

The case for theatricality in business (1)

Bloomberg Business Week recently criticized Barack Obama for lacking theatricality and failing to perform as the “Hollywood President” the electorate expects him to be. Whether you agree with this criticism or not, one thing is for sure, when you are in the lime light, you have to step up and perform one way or another. […]

Creativity in teaching: Driving social change while lost

Creativity in teaching: Driving social change while lost

As I wound my way through the leafy streets of yet another Barcelona suburb early this morning, I asked my self once again why I agreed to teach the third edition of ESADE’s Social Leadership: Public Speaking course, when it is such a hassle compared with other courses that are just taught on campus. Five […]