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Boring to Brilliant,
A Reference Guide
for Speakers

Boring to Brilliant A Reference Guide for Speakers

This insightful, image rich speaker's guide has 160 colorful and practical tips and techniques you can use right away "to get your brilliant on" as a speaker. It has tips on storytelling, webinars, panel discussions, checklists essays and much more. A colorful, comprehensive and valuable resource for you to refer to again and again.

The Anatomy of a Brilliant Speech

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In this practical e-book, Barbara shares her proven template of success for every speaking situation. Each section of the Anatomy is highlighted and explained to show you step-by-step how to craft a brilliant speech FAST.  Hundreds of TEDx speakers and executives who have worked with Barbara have used this success template - and now you can, too.

Step up and Speak Up

Innovative Storytelling

It is time for women to learn to be more comfortable to speak up about themselves in order to be seen, be heard and be promoted in the workplace! This e-book identifies your communication challenges and ways you might be sabotaging yourself without even knowing it. It includes tips to polish your executive presence, personal pitch and create your own hero stories.

  • Marian Spier
    Marian Spier

    Founder of TEDx Amsterdam Women

    “Barbara has coached and empowered Female CEO's, start-ups, visionaries, entertainers and professors to reach their full potential at giving a TED talk.”

  • Anouk Visser
    Anouk Visser

    TEDx Amsterdam Women Startup Award 2016 Finalist

    “Barbara worked very hard with me on the content and taught me many things about how to be a strong female presenter.”

  • Sonja van Meerbeek
    Sonja van Meerbeek

    TEDx Binnenhof Curator

    “Barbara is reliable, professional and clearly wants her speakers to perform at the highest level possible.”

  • Jacques Buith
    Jacques Buith

    Managing Director, Deloitte Risk Services

    “Barbara has a way to help you bring out the best in the speech and in yourself.”

  • Corinne Vigreux
    Corinne Vigreux

    Co-Founder of TomTom

    “Barbara is professional, passionate, supportive and a very talented speaker coach.”

  • Sjoerd Kruijff
    Sjoerd Kruijff

    Business Unit Director, Primary Care, MSD Belgium

    “Barbara was encouraging, creative and respectful to help me tell the story I wanted to tell.”

  • Gloria Wekker
    Gloria Wekker

    Professor Emeritus, University Utrecht

    I learned a lot from Barbara, both in terms of lightening up the text, while still saying what I wanted, and in terms of presentation.

  • Lex Peters
    Lex Peters

    Co-Founder Female Cancer Foundation

    “I learned so much during our meetings and she made it possible to perform well.”

  • Julie de Widt-Bakker
    Julie de Widt-Bakker

    Microsoft, Manager of External Communications

    “It is comforting to have an expert with an outside view close to my team, allowing us to tell and present stories that stick, that make a difference, and that are compelling to listen to.”

  • Ineke Schreuder
    Ineke Schreuder

    IT Country Lead Switzerland, MSD

    “Our event was a huge success, in part from the attention and dedication Barbara showed to our speakers.”

  • Eline Leijten
    Eline Leijten

    TEDx Amsterdam Women Startup Award 2016 Winner

    “Barbara taught me how to create visual images with words, tell stories in a better way and how to use the TEDx style of presenting.” 

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