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Jacques de Villiers has been speaking, writing and training to help people navigate this world elegantly and eloquently since 1998.

What the speaking business is not

what the speaking business is not - David Newman

Yesterday I was sitting on the beach sipping fruity drinks (we’ve escaped to an undisclosed location in Ocean City, NJ) and thinking about how many people don’t truly understand the “speaking” business.  Folks think speaking = keynotes. And keynotes = speaking.  Totally untrue.  A speaking business is one where you […]

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Canon PR500-R Professional Keynote Presenter

Canon PR500-R Professional Keynote Presenter

I have found the Canon PR500-R Professional Keynote Presenter to be just the right one to work with my Apple Keynote presentations. I’ve tried a bunch and they don’t have the ‘blank screen’ function for Keynote. The ‘blank screen’ function only seems to work on Microsoft Power Point. The Canon presenter […]

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Do you suffer from the imposter syndrome?

imposter syndrome Gilan Gork

I got this interesting and thought-provoking piece of text off one of Gillan Gork’s Facebook posts. He writes about a human condition (and one that motivational speakers suffer from in particular) called the imposter syndrome. Without a doubt one of my career highlights from last year (2018) also revealed an […]

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