General Manager, JTI
“I was absolutely inspired when I heard Manoj speaking on the BBC one morning after having won the World Championship of Public Speaking. His message – the importance of the 5 skills of Connect, Communicate, Network, Lead & Influence -resonated so well that I asked my HR Team to reach out to him to see if we could invite him to speak at one of our future company events.
We then invited Manoj and his team to join our next Townhall event. We had one important message from our side which was the importance of having a “Speak-up” culture in order to drive organizational change and business success.
Manoj grasped the brief and delivered an engaging and entertaining afternoon session where he focused on this message and other important leadership lessons from his Mousetrap book.
It was a creative and thought-provoking introduction and we will revisit many of these ideas as we move forward on this journey.”
Marshall Goldsmith, Thinkers 50 #1 Leadership Thinker in the World. The author of the #1 New York Times bestseller – Triggers & What Got You Here Won’t Get You There
“Learn to be a great leader with Manoj Vasudevan’s The Mousetrap Way. The Mousetrap Way will teach you what it is to be a great leader and how to get there!”
Managing Director (T&E), PricewaterhouseCoopers
“Manoj Vasudevan worked for me on several different efforts. He has great leadership and communication skills to go with his project management expertise. In particular, his ability to speak in front of an audience is amazing…he can give a speech like few other people that I have ever met. I would definitely hire Manoj again – he is both capable and easy to work with.”
Chief Information Officer, DHL
I was in Manoj’s presentation at the Singapore Project Management Institute Symposium in Marina Bay Sands Convention Centre on 26th March. He is an energetic, engaging and thought provoking speaker who carried the audience (of around 3-400 people) throughout his speech. Don’t expect to sit quietly and doze off in one of Manoj’s speeches – he has the audience up and totally involved throughout and at the end you can’t believe how quick the time has gone. I for one enjoyed the session very much and it was clear that the vast majority of the audience felt the same!
Rhiannon Van Ross
International Events Director, ALM Media LLC,
Manoj Vasudevan presented an outstanding closing keynote at the 2016 Corporate Counsel Forum hosted by The American Lawyer and Legal Week at the Four Seasons Hotel in Singapore. His keynote was absolutely engaging, entertaining and thought provoking. Manoj held the rapt attention of the audience of over 200 senior legal counsels from several multinational companies throughout his keynote. He is a world class speaker who charms with his wisdom, experience, stories and innate humour. I also found him easy to work with. I would highly recommend Manoj as a keynote speaker for your event.
General Manager, Peerless Asia Pacific
We invited Manoj our Regional office for Lunch n Learn session. We walked away enlightened, enriched and energised from his talk. I received great feed backs from my team members too, who received good take ways (the importance of collaboration, we must take leadership in the things we do , do not get trapped in our own thinking, be open minded).
Thanks for taking your time and sharing with us and it was certainly an interesting, intriguing and insightful for me!
Fredrik Härén CSP
Professional Speaker, Author of “The Idea Book” that was included in “The 100 Best Business Books of All Time”. Among the top 25 Global CSPs in the world.
“As a professional speaker who has spoken in more than 50 countries I constantly need to improve and I need expert advice on how to become even better as a speaker. Manoj has a natural gift of seeing how you can improve as a speaker. I have asked him to review several of my speeches and have found it very valuable every time. He has made me a better speaker. He will make you a better speaker too.“
Manoj is a fantastic friend, passionate on many topics which make him a well-rounded coach and speaker as well as a true inspiration for others. I have had the chance to work with him for a few years and he is always making time to listen and coach you to be better at whatever you want and maximize your real potential. Every opportunity to meet Manoj on a personal basis is a chance to speak, listen and learn. I can recommend Manoj if you require a coaching whether it is for business or speaking in public or if you simply need guidance to get the best out of you!
Founder of Tangram Lab, USA
“Manoj is currently mentoring me in public speaking and came highly recommended. He is an outstanding orator, humorist and storyteller who employs many unique approaches to keep audiences engaged. Above all, he is a true leader who goes above and beyond to help others grow and succeed. I look forward to learning more from the best of the best!“
Manoj is a true professional speaker, who exudes great levels of energy for his topic. Enthralling the audience from the moment he begins, he makes good use of the stage, humor and choice of words. An excellent mentor, Manoj has no problem maintaining the engagement of an audience throughout.
Regional Head of Planning&Controlling, BASF
During the 10th Regional Symposium of the Project Management Institute (Singapore Chapter), I had the opportunity to attend Manoj’s presentation “Leadership Lessons from the Mouse Trap” which was engaging, energizing and thought-provoking at the same time. He shared with us, how confidence, ownership, communication, diversity and collaboration builds trust and enhances team work as well as make the project output sustainable. His message was clear, entertaining and inspiring and his techniques should definitely be part of every project leader’s skill set.
Thank you Manoj.
CFO at Womar Logistics
“I have known Manoj for quite some time now. He is a true gentlemen.. always ready to help and support others. He has very strong and pleasant personality. He is a very profound speaker with strong voice and high quality delivery. In year 2012 and 2013 he also participated in International speaking contest in USA. A real champion!!”
Brand Director, Unilever Asia
“Manoj is a great speaker, mentor and motivator. He has an innate ability to deliver any complex topic in simple manner.”
Dr. Kelvin Chua
College of General Dental Practitioners
Thanks for the wonderful talk yesterday. You really understood the direction we wanted and drove a strong message to the dentists. The ballon and toothpick collaboration was the top favorite. You definitely drove the message about collaborating. Thanks for speaking at our event and definitely looking forward to listening to you again.
Alice Ong, Director
Chio Lim Stone Forest
We did a presentation at our offsite management meeting and we emerged as the winner against other departments. Would like to say a big thank you for sharing the ideas and your thoughts. It helped in organizing our thoughts and flow of presentation.
“Manoj is an excellent motivational speaker. I have been attending his seminars regularly and I must say that every time after his speech, I came out with a positive frame of mind and great learning. He has a very good stage presence and develops an instant connect with his audience. His ability to conduct the seminars with sincerity and conviction makes them highly inspiring. I strongly recommend Manoj as a coach for personality development and enhancing public speaking skills.
Director, YOU! Training and Development
“Thank you so much for the help. You helped to boost my morale and I feel I have so many actionable plans to work on to make my business a success! Honestly, I’ve never met anyone so sincere in sharing so much. I truly left the coaching session feeling very encouraged and strong! Thanks!”
“Manoj is an accomplished public speaker, who is sincere, honest and has an amazing audience rapport. He is a positive and generous coach, that provides constructive and practical advice. His clear, targeted strategies have been the key to my recent improvement and my success in speech competitions. I highly recommend Manoj and Thought Expressions to coach anyone in public speaking and presentations.”
Program Manager, Credit Suisse
I recently saw Manoj in action, speaking at the 2015 Singapore Chapter PMI Annual Symposium in Marina Bay Sands, Singapore. Manoj is a captivating speaker, who uses common-sense content with unique and fun delivery. Manoj is a great networker too and an inspiring person. CEO = “Chief Emotions Officer” ! I highly recommend him as your next speaker.
Oh Cheng Kok
Author of Secrets of Value Investors
“Manoj is passionate about what he does and continuously improves his own forte. Humble and compassionate, he enjoys helping fellow speakers write better speeches and give better presentation. His kind-hearted attitude will touch the hearts of many.”
Honorary Chair, Asian Youth Leaders Travel and Learning Camp 2016
Mr. Manoj has inspired and encouraged 180 student leaders from all over Asia through his powerful and amazing speech at AYLTLC 2016. It is indeed our a great pleasure to have him in our event. We sincerely hope more people will be benefited from his wonderful lessons in the near future.
Xuan Minh Vu
National University of Singapore
It was indeed a great honor to have you to speak at our event. All the participants loved you very much as they learnt more insights about leadership. I am also grateful for your kind understanding of all the changes in timing and logistics. I would like to wish you the very best in your work and to continue to inspire more people to become a better leaders.
Director of Finance & CFO for Asia at Motorola Solutions, Council Member of ISCA
Manoj delivered a leadership seminar for the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants in Jan 2016. The seminar was insightful yet humorously delivered. As chair of the committee, I thank Manoj for the sharing, our members clearly benefited from it.
What a wonderful, uplifting speech. I really enjoyed hearing you speak.
Valley Forge, PA, USA
You do a great job of capturing audience’s attention
Siemens Spring House, PA, USA
We are lucky to have heard you speak and for that I thank you!
Camden County, New Jersey, USA
Great Speech. Provocative!
Great Speech. Great message. A winner!
Julian, Camden county
New Jersey, USA
Deeply inspirational speech. Great vocal variety, hand and body gestures. Very enticing!!
Chester county, PA, USA
Wow! You gave an amazing speech! You connected it to the heart. I could feel it in my heart. Beautiful message. So Inspiring! I am glad I came tonight to hear you. I hope to become a speaker like you. Really inspiring! Thank you.
Chester County, PA, USA
Great Speech! I loved the visuals and the message.
Chester County, PA, USA
I enjoyed your surprise ending.
You are a great speaker and had my attention the whole time. Your stage presence is awesome.
That was the best speech I have ever heard. It was really inspiring. I really loved the message.
Could not think of any possibility of improvement. Great speech. It was very personal and realistic.
Not sure how this speech can be improved. Impeccable.
You are very entertaining and positive. I love that and most audiences do to
Main Line, PA, USA
Felt an emotional surge when you made your key points.
That was a fantastic speech. It kept me captivated the entire time. Your vocal pattern was rhythmic.
Your speech had a good flow of ideas. It was something I could practice in my life.
Great Valley, PA, USA
After I heard your speech, I felt like I just received a clinic on how to give a speech. MARVELOUS!
Valley Forge, PA,USA
Very good, clear, concise. Great storytelling.
Your speech was wonderful. I am glad I got to hear you today.
from morbid fear of public speaking to an inspirational speaker.
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Amelie Yan-Gouiffes, France
"He's 100% committed to your success. I can ONLY recommend Manoj"
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Manuella, Professional based in Spain
I didn't want it to come to an end
It was a wonderful experience and I really appreciate how you sincerely wanted to help us to improve. That's precious cause not many are willing to spend that much of effort and time in this. All they want is our MONEY :/ I was a tutor myself before, and just like you, I'd do experiments and try to improve the lessons from time to time. It takes time but more importantly, it takes a sincere heart to make the efforts. I couldn't ask for more. Communications is pretty much my bread and butter and I wanted to be able to speak in front of a big group without any fear. I must say I like how I have paced down tremendously and try to think and organise myself before I speak. I'd recommend this program for others because unlike the rest of the courses, it is practical and it motivates you. Theory can be learned anywhere, from a book, from a lecturer, from Youtube, but practising the theory is a totally different story and this is the place where you can improve your skills and make yourself a better speaker. I enjoyed it very much and I didn't want it to come to an end.
Advertising Specialist, Malaysia
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I didn't believe it was possible for me
I was petrified of public speaking. I have cerebral palsy. I was worried people with judge me. Manoj told me he can coach me and make me a professional speaker. At first, I didn't believe him. Today. I am a professional speaker. I highly recommend Manoj as your coach.
Hitesh Ramachandani, Singapore
Manoj, you are really a genius. Thank you so much for this amazing class!!! I have already applied and continued utilizing these constructive and practical methods.
Budhi Acharya, Researcher, Canada
"CSP is an incredible experience. I am thankful to Manoj as he has been instrumental in boosting my self-confidence. I recommend everyone to be part of this programme and you would see immediate benefits from your investment."
Rajesh Gopinath, Senior Vice President(Finance)
The way you teach new concepts is simply superb
Thanks Manoj, for your fantastic coaching. The way you teach new concepts is simply superb. You imprinted the concepts on our minds with examples/stories, especially the ones you used for stage fright & different types of communication structures.
Naresh G, Project Manager, India
Thank you so much Manoj. The entire course has helped me to improve my confidence in public speaking. All your processes and methods are very effective and they produce instant results. I am happy about the drastic change in my entire approach and overcoming the fear of public speaking (Glossophobia). Wishing you the best and more. Looking forward to joining your next course.
Faizal Ahmed, India
Up Your Game
Great way to up your game in public speaking skills from the comfort of your home and from the best expert in the field
Well Structured and Organised
The course is very well structured and organized. I benefited from learning how to prepare a presentation or talk and how it can reach the listeners effectively. I learned and practiced how to deliver a talk without slides. Thanks to Manoj and Thought Expressions.
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Gave Me a New Perspective
Great to be part of this program. It has given me a new perspective on my ongoing journey of learning and growth. I watched many speeches & TED-talks to learn public speaking. When I watch the same videos now, after participating in CSP, I am able to notice the importance of clarity, stress, voice modulation, involving the audience to help the speaker become a messenger. Some of the remarkable experiences for me would be "Be the Hunter", Executive Vocabulary building for having a better choice of words. The technique for impromptu speech was also very useful.
Sayyad Badesahab, General Manager
I highly recommend Manoj and Thought Expressions
Manoj is an accomplished public speaker, who is sincere, honest and has an amazing audience rapport. He is a positive and generous coach, that provides constructive and practical advice. His clear, targeted strategies have been the key to my recent improvement and my success in speech competitions. I highly recommend Manoj and Thought Expressions to coach anyone in public speaking and presentations.
Author, New Zealand
Speak fearlessly in Public
When I was called upon to stand up and speak, I used to become self-conscious. I could not organise my thoughts in a logical order, or speak confidently in front of a large group. I have read many books on public speaking to solve my problem, but still there was no big change. CSP by Manoj has helped me to structure my talks and written communications. I can deliver my business presentations more confidently. I highly recommend taking CSP sessions for anyone who wants to speak fearlessly in public.
Laxmikant Dhule, SAP Project Manager, Singapore
Before joining this program, I was feeling anxious and nervous when I was in front of a stage. While facing people, I was stumbling over the words. After CSP, I realized there was an improvement within me. I can realize where to focus and improve. There are unique strategies covered in this program. Yes, this program helps in my career path by solving my problem and taking me to the next level. Mr. Manoj shows his quality and ability to create an impact. I look forward to another session of the next level program.
Saravanan A, Accenture
See the power in you of being a great Messenger
As the world is evolving and changing faster than ever, so mastering speaking skills is a must in order to meet new challenges. But where to get a decent trainer? No worries. With Manoj, you will know the proper techniques of how to be a confident speaker. Throughout the 6-week CSP sessions, I learned to conquer my fear of speaking from the key point he taught us: Don't be a Speaker, Be a Messenger. So now, it's your turn to see the power in you of being a great Messenger. All the very best to you 😊
Cherylyn Tan, Singapore
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