Author: annik

Inspiring Commencement Speeches

Steve Jobs’ 2005 Stanford Commencement Address: Steve Jobs, was an American businessman and inventor who played a key role in the success of Apple computers and the development of revolutionary new technology such as the iPod, iPad, and MacBook. Drawing from some of the most pivotal points in his life, Steve Jobs, chief executive officer […]



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Historic Speakers in Time

Would the oratory skills of Winston Churchill beat the eloquence of Oprah? Could Martin Luther King Junior out-wit Margaret Thatcher? Or would Amelia Earhart, John F. Kennedy or Barack Obama take the crown?



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How to Get Booked More by a Speaker Agent

In 2013, I met Graeme Codrington at the London Professional Speaking Association. He talked about driver less cars and other fascinating things. At the time, I was right at the beginning of my speaking career and over the years, Graeme continued to be a big inspiration in content creation and also how to build a speaking business.



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Dear Anxiety

I wrote this poem late one night after taking part in a poetry slam – which is a bunch of poets performing competitively, getting scores for their poems from the audience. I experience anxiety, and although I love competing in slams, it sends my anxiety into overdrive. One night after taking part in a slam, I lay in bed, full of adrenaline, unable to get to sleep because my heart wouldn’t stop racing and my mind wouldn’t switch off, and that’s how this poem was born.



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