I would like to recommend all to have a look at Geoff Colvins web site. His book "Talent is Overrated" is worthwhile studying. You will get a good picture of his thinking on his website. Check it out on http://www.geoffcolvin.com/. The fact that talent is overrated does however not mean that talent is of no importance. A perfect "ear" will considerably assist a musician. An athletic body will be an advantage in sports, good looks will help a stage performer to acheive that little extra. BUT the main reason for success is preparation and training. Geoff gives an array of examples to prove his point.
Paul teaches people the art of public speaking. He holds the title "Distinguished Toastmaster", the highest ranking in "Toastmasters International", the world's largest international training organization for leadership and verbal communication. He is also a member of The Professional Speakers Association, PSA, The International Federation for Professional Speakers. Internationally he has been engaged as speaker in Latvia, Denmark, Germany, France, Spain, India, The Emirates and Thailand.
Paul was born in the Netherlands but holds Swedish nationality. He has a university degree in commerce and economics and speaks five languages. This, of course, is a result of a truly international career as business leader. In his seminar and courses he combines his experience from the business world with his experience from successful presentations.