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Apr 23, 2020

Authenticity is a common topic in today's world. But what does this mean to you? In this episode, Francisco Mahfuz, the author of the book Bare: a Guide to Brutally Honest Public Speaking, discusses the importance of authenticity, and not just in public speaking, but within our work and life as well.

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Francisco Mahfuz has always loved speaking, even before he had anything useful to say. He's been telling his stories in front of an audience for close to a decade, and even became a National Champion of public speaking. Today, Francisco speaks is a keynote speaker on storytelling and offers presentation coaching to individuals and international organisations. He's recently published his first book, "Bare: A Guide to Brutally Honest Public Speaking".

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Francisco's book Bare: a Guide to Brutally Honest Public Speaking can be found on his website or on Amazon.  Click "Read the Book" at the top of the page to find it on his website.

Relationship between authenticity and job performance:

How Authenticity leads to success:


Sir Ken Robinson's Ted Talk about creativity and education:


Interpersonal connection differences when in-person vs. virtual:


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