Speeches By Murray Johannsen


4 speeches  by Murray Johannsen. Each focused on success. Common theme: what it takes to do great things.

Skills Mapping: How To Define the Skills You’ll Need for Future Success

To succeed, you'll need to play a STAR ROLE on the stage of work.
To succeed, you’ll need to play a STAR ROLE on the stage of work.


Skills mapping is about creating a vision for yourself — your career and your life – yours, not the bosses, not the corporations, not your parents. Yours. 

Remember, most people know what they don’t want, but not what they do want. You know what you don’t like about your current job, but could you visualize something better?

Step into a better future by following this practical three-phase process of mapping skills. The beauty in this technique lies in the fact that you can:

a. Improve current performance, while

b. Preparing for your next big roles.

Essentially, skills mapping is the process of getting from where you are to where you want to be. 

Build The Skill of Building Skills

“If you study mathematics, you become a mathematician. If you study history, you become a historian, If you study swimming, you drown.”— Anonymous


Do you know how to build skills? Most people will have to say no since schools and universities never bothered to teach them.

This results in many problems with learning. For example, according to Hermann Ebbinghaus Research, “55% of newly acquired knowledge is forgotten after one hour. After 6 days, 77% of newly acquired knowledge is forgotten.”

Unfortunately, we can’t master most skill-sets by taking tests and writing papers. This program serves as the foundation upon which you can more quickly and easily build numerous application skills. In essence, it’s about the skill of skill building.

In this speech Murray Johannsen:

a. Discover an easy to understand, robust skill development model,

b. Get details on three levels of learning (expertise, skill building and coaching), and

c. Gain insight into Mastery Practices making skill development easier and faster.

The Quest of Heroes: Succeeding as a Transformational Leader

“Not choice but habit rules the unreflecting herd.” — William Wadsworth, 1770-1850 English Poet, Grant That By This

Accolade by Edmund Blair Leighton

In an era of constant change, organizations are crying for transformational leaders. And entrepreneurs have to adapt this style or their organizations do not grow.For these leaders the future looks bright. But for others, not so much. As said by Lester Thureau, former Dean at MIT, ““A competitive world has two possibilities for you. You can lose. Or, if you want to win, you can change.”

To transform the self and to change others is the true path of the hero. Great transformational leader take up the call of transformation, map a path, and push forward unceasingly.

Tough as Nails: Mental Toughness and Succeeding at Success

“Success is going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.”— Sir Winston Churchill

Yunnan Kim Showing her Gold medal for figure skating. Image by: amex
Yunnan Kim Showing her Gold medal for figure skating. Image by: amex

The mark of a leader in business is not how to bask in the glow of victory, it’s how to deal with the agony of numerous defeats suffered daily. Dealing with setbacks is a mental process, in inner strength that keeps optimism from turning into pessimism, imagining what goes wrong, instead of seeing what goes right, acting like a victim instead of being champion.

In this speech, discover what the psychologists have unearthed from studying sports champions that’s helpful to leaders in business.


About Murray Johannsen

Murray Johannsen

Murray Johannsen (see bio) has been making speeches on  a number of topics over the years. Mr. Johannsen is a polished speaker and corporate trainer with hundreds of hours of platform experience in a number of countries including Singapore, America, Thailand, China and Korea. 

Types of audiences range from university MBAs and corporate executives to physicians and nurses; from machinists and customer service representatives to professionals drawn to public seminars and university classes.

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