Mark Antoine explains why great leaders must be able to communicate effectively.
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You wouldn’t have guessed when Mark Antoine was a kid that he’d grow up to be such a powerful stage presence or that he’d become a speaker coach.
On top of being painfully shy, he had a double lisp and misaligned teeth.
All of the characteristics you wouldn’t expect to find in a great speaker, but here he is.
Mark Antoine overcame the obstacles in his path, even emceeing his way through the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London.
His job at Disney Business Solutions allowed him to pay for his education while also providing him with the skills and confidence he needed to be a persuasive speaker.
We say impressionable because he’s had to move immovable and difficult-to-impress crowds at corporate events, where the audience is mostly made up of people who are there because they have to be, not because they want to, and he’s made it work.
He was able to hold their attention and entertain them while providing them with useful information, which is the whole point of public speaking.
You have a message to deliver, and you need to do so in a way that your audience will understand.
His background, combined with his intuitive insights, has enabled him to assist others in communicating their message.
He is a master storyteller, able to conjure up the most captivating tales, and he also teaches those who want to command on stage how to tap into their natural charisma and gain confidence.
“Nobody is born with the innate ability to communicate flawlessly,” Mark explains, “but how we absorb information and disseminate it defines us as a speaker.”
Some people can turn a story into a snore fest, but others can make it ten times more interesting.
It’s not just about self-assurance; it’s also about storytelling.”
Mark Antoine’s expertise and insights have led to collaborations with some of the world’s most well-known brands, including LVMH, Porsche, and Danone.
He has also attended industry events such as Comexposium and SIAL Paris.
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