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How to write a speech quickly

My father, the late Dr Bruckner de Villiers (1923 – 2000) was a pastor in the day 1955-60, until he was excommunicated (but that’s another story). He knew how to write a speech quickly. He...
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Quaint door-to-door sales training strategies

I was browsing through my sales training books and found revised and enlarged edition (circa 1957) of The Five Great Rules of Selling by Percy H. Whiting. This book was written in an era when...
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Go Slow To Go Fast

The horror writer, Stephen King in his book On Writing suggested that once your manuscript is completed, you should edit out 10% of it. It makes sense to me. This helps make your writing crisper and...
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Are you hiring desperate sales people?

I pitched one of my sales training courses to an insurance company recently. In conversation the HR professional mentioned that they are hiring ‘older’ sales people. I asked why? The answer I...
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sales copywriting speaker reviews Swivl

“Motivational speakers, educators and trainers now have access to their own personal cameraman,” says sales copywriting speaker, Jacques de Villiers. I’ve been using Swivl for just over...
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MindPilot: Bertie du Plessis

I met up with business advisor and professional Business speaker, Bertie du Plessis in Pretoria, yesterday. He kindly gave me a signed copy of his latest book, Hard-Core Strategy: The Agenda. Bertie, the...
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Jacques de Villiers elected Professional Speakers of Southern Africa president

Press Release: Jacques de Villiers Elected President of Professional Speakers Association of Southern Africa Contact: Jacques de Villiers Group. For Immediate Release Phone: +27 82 906 3693 Email:...
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Motivational Speakers Edge Of The Rain

A while back (I think it was in 2011) a joint venture by 10 motivational speakers led to the paperback, Secrets to Success in the Corporate World. You can see my chapter, Edge of the Rain on the Scribd...
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Affordable motivational speakers

The Jacques de Villiers Group has started a new venture called 9K Motivational Speakers. As you probably know, we create sales improvement solutions for our clients, either through training, consulting...
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