10 Tips for Improving Your Public Speaking Skills

by MARJORIE LEE NORTH North is a consultant for political candidates, physicians, and lawyers, and runs a private practice specializing in public speaking, and executive communication skills. Previously, she was the clinical director in the department of speech and language pathology and audiology at Northeastern University. HERE ARE MY 10 TIPS FOR PUBLIC SPEAKING: 1. Nervousness Is Normal. …

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Lesson Learnt from US on Innovation in Public Policy

Virtually every US administration in the past 40 years has launched initiatives to improve government performance, including those of President Bush and President Clinton. There are five principles that characterize successful public-sector change efforts and can achieve the desired results in their governments. First is to improve performance against agency mission. Public-sector organizations are created …

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Central Asia Regional Developments and Implications for Indonesia’s Interests

  By: Andri Djufri Said, Raden Sigit Witjaksono, Catur Hadianto, Sulaiman Syarif, Edy Wardoyo The Central Asia region is emerging as a notable source of oil and gas for world markets. The U.S. Energy Information Administration has estimated that gas exports from the region could account for 11% of global gas export sales by 2035, …

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Capital Punishment and its Impact on Foreign Policy

The diplomatic tie between Indonesia and Australia was under strain when the Indonesian government executed two Australian citizens, Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran, convicted of heroin trafficking from Indonesia’s island of Bali to Australia. Bilateral relation with Brazil was also in jeopardize when Indonesia executed capital punishment to Brazil’s national for marijuana smuggling through aero-sport …

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Lesson Learnt from Cruise Tourism Industry in Italy

By: Andri Djufri Said, Catur Hadianto, Edy Wardoyo, Raden Sigit Witjaksono, Sulaiman Syarif The cruise tourism industry is the most exciting and fastest growing segment of the travel industry throughout the world today. Over the past 10 years, the industry has responded to extensive market and consumer research that has guided the addition of new …

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