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Bruna Martinuzzi

Bruna Martinuzzi is the founder of Clarion Enterprises Ltd., specializing in presentation skills training and leadership communication coaching. She has helped thousands of individuals improve their presentation skills and become more effective communicators.

Fluent in six languages, Bruna delivers high quality presentation skills training to international audiences. She has also spoken at numerous events such as the MICROSOFT ExPo Leadership Conferences in the U.S., China and Europe, The TELUS Leadership Forums, and annual conferences in a variety of sectors such as insurance, finance, real estate, technology and human resources. She is a gifted speaker and an engaging facilitator, and her style has been labeled as warm, intellectually stimulating, and dynamic.

Bruna also lectured at various universities, such as the Simon Fraser University MBA Program and the University of British Columbia's Sauder School of Business.

She is the author of Presenting with Credibility: Practical Tools and Techniques for Effective Presentations (2012) and The Leader as a Mensch: Become the Kind of Person Others Want to Follow (2009.)

Bruna's background incorporates 30 years of experience in management and executive leadership positions. She holds a B.A. and a M.A. from the University of British Columbia and is the recipient of several awards, including the Izaak W. Killam Memorial Pre-doctoral Fellowship for three years in a row, the Social Sciences & Humanities Research Council of Canada Award and the B.C. Workplace Excellence Award For Unusual Innovation. Bruna is a business columnist at American Express Business Trends. View some of her articles »

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Advice from Bruna Martinuzzi

Things to consider on your path to being a Mensch

  • Consistently act with integrity–even in small things.
  • When someone has wronged you, continue to treat them with civility. It's an EQ thing to do.
  • Consider all your promises as an unpaid debt.
  • Know that no one else can identify our paths for us. Listen to your inner voice and follow its guidance.
  • Improve your presentation skills. It will pay dividends for your career.
  • Allow people their moment. Don't interrupt them; don't dismiss their concerns offhand; don't change the subject; don't rush to give advice.
  • Do no harm in anything you undertake.
  • Put energy and care into all of your communications.
  • Bring grace into all of your relationships.
  • Become a philanthropist of know-how. Generously share your knowledge and expertise to help others.
  • After making a mistake, analyze what happened so you don't repeat it. "People are a victim the firs time. After that, they are a volunteer."
  • Give way more than you take.
  • Hire people who are as smart as you, or smarter and help them grow.

    This is an excerpt from my book, The Leader as a Mensch: Become the Kind of Person Others Want to Follow