In the MBA and Global Executive MBA classes I teach in Leadership and Communication at INSEAD, I always get two volunteers to give short speeches based on two American presidents’ inaugural speeches. Their aim was to read it persuasively. And based on how my students gave their speeches, they were evaluated by their peers (the…

Stage presence is magnetism. It is charisma. It is a quality that cannot be defined. It is almost as intangible as clouds and incomprehensible as waves. It is an aura that emanates from within. Some people can walk onto the stage with no pomp nor circumstance, but the audiences either go ballistic or are enthralled….

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