7 tips for presenting for Asian audiences

Job ten Bosch Tips and Tricks

Recently I had the opportunity to give a talk at the K.E.Y. Conference in Seoul on The Rise of the Economic Internet. With my colleagues and fellow speakers we discovered the following seven lessons that could be valuable for you when presenting for an Asian audience: Don’t expect crowd interaction Beware …

Margaret Thatcher: Powerful with a gentle voice

Lars News, Tips and Tricks

Calm, thoughtful and determined. That was Margaret Thatcher’s speech style in a nutshell. As the first female Prime-minister of the United Kingdom she spoke with tremendous confidence as well as persuasion. Devoted and always fully convinced of her own right, The ‘’Iron Lady’’ was just as loved as she was …

Italian newspaper article about Lars Duursma

Lars News

A major Italian newspaper recently posted an article about Lars Duursma. According to the article Mr. Pier Luigi Bersani, current Secretary of the Democratic Party of Italy, is in desperate need of our services. He hasn’t approached us yet. But many other prospective Italian clients have. The full Italian news …

Debatrix-experts in high demand during national elections

Lars News

Earlier this month, parliamentary elections took place in the Netherlands. In the run up to the elections, many debates were held on national television. The Debatrix team of experts was frequently invited by the media to share their knowledge and insights. How do politicians debate? Which strategic choices does each …

VLM Velocity magazine: reaching for the sky

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Velocity, the in-flight magazine for VLM Airlines, has published an article on Debatrix. We’ve always reached for the sky, and we’re proud that 150,000 readers of the magazine can read about us at an altitude of 30,000 feet. Here’s the article: Using debate in a business environment is the original …

BusinessWeek: “A straight A for Debatrix”

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Yet again we were featured in BusinessWeek. Almost a year ago, the American magazine nominated Debatrix’ co-founder Lars Duursma among Europe’s Top-3 of Young Entrepreneurs. This week, the magazine interviewed the winners to see what happened since their nomination. Here’s a quote from the article: A Persuasive Case What about the No. …

Debatrix founder praised by BusinessWeek

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BusinessWeek magazine selects Lars Duursma as one of Europe’s three most promising young entrepeneurs. Article in BusinessWeek Here’s the full text of the article about Lars Duursma in BusinessWeek: Teaching people how to constructively argue is the novel business concept behind Debatrix, based in Rotterdam. The company was started in …

BusinessWeek: Europe’s Best Entrepreneurs Under 25

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BusinessWeek magazine has nominated Debatrix founder Lars Duursma among Europe’s 15 most promising young entrepreneurs. BusinessWeek: “The reigning world debate champion in the non-native English-speaker category, he has a passion for good language and clear argumentation. Now, he has leveraged his skills into a thriving consultancy that teaches politicians and …