Public speaking

Five requirements for effective leadership in government

Paul Maddison, currently the Canadian High Commissioner to Australia, has undertaken many new challenges throughout a 40-year career and was kind enough to share five requirements for effective leadership. After diligently working his way up the ranks of the Canadian Navy, he was appointed Commander of the Royal Canadian Naval fleet in 2011. Following his …

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The strange death of public speaking

Listening to a great speaker is inspiring, affecting, educating and liberating. A fortunate few of us could recall, with fondness, a direct experience—the classes of an exceptional school teacher, the lectures of a gifted academic, a remarkable wedding speech or a poignant eulogy. More likely, we come across great speakers indirectly—on our televisions, digital platforms …

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