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Darren Menabney

Partner Faculty, GLOBIS University

Global Employee Engagement Lead, Ricoh Company Ltd.
Darren leads initiatives to build stronger teams, create a global corporate culture, and boost collaboration among Ricoh Co. Ltd.’s 95,000 employees in over 65 countries. As partner faculty at GLOBIS, he teaches Business Presentation, Critical Thinking, and Building Virtual Teams to international MBA students. He also teaches Storytelling and Design Thinking with IDEO U; writes online for Fast Company and Forbes on storytelling, presentation skills, and global team building; and has been a TEDx speaker.

Prior to moving to Tokyo in 2011 to study at GLOBIS, Darren spent over 20 years in Toronto working for the Canadian federal government. His career there encompassed diplomacy, business development, and building public-private-academia partnerships in the Canadian innovation ecosystem.

Darren has a BSc in astronomy and physics from the University of Toronto and an MBA from GLOBIS.
MBA Essentials
JUN 25, 2019

5 Books to Make You a Better Presenter and Public Speaker

The best way to become a better presenter or public speaker is, like any learnable skill, by simply doing it….

Career Success
MAY 7, 2019

The Secret to Startup Success? Stories

What separates great startup pitches from merely good ones? The stories they tell.

Career Success
APR 23, 2019

3 More Things Never to Say in a Presentation

Wondering why people are rolling their eyes during your presentation as you try to create empathy through honesty? Here’s what you’re doing wrong.

Career Success
APR 9, 2019

The 3 Worst Things to Say in a Presentation

Worried about connecting with your audience? Here are 3 things that will definitely get in the way.

Career Success
JUN 28, 2018

How Emotional Intelligence Makes Any Presentation Better

If you ask anyone what they think of PowerPoint presentations, they’ll probably give you a strong reaction. But whether you…

Career Success
JUN 8, 2018

IDEO U – Using Design Thinking to Launch an Intrapreneurial Venture

GLOBIS Partner Faculty Darren Menabney, who has been involved with IDEO U since 2015, shares how design thinking helped it get…

Career Success
APR 3, 2018

Three Steps to Make a Career Pivot

Most of us, as professionals, want to have a career where we’re doing something we’re good at, we’re happy at,…

Career Success
MAR 23, 2018

Why You Probably Need to Make a Career Pivot

You should probably quit or change your job. Because there may be an 87% chance that you’re in the wrong job,…

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FEB 8, 2018

To Be a Confident Speaker, Tell A Story

Even you get stage fright for presentations, chances are you’ll sound natural as a storyteller.

Career Success
JUN 8, 2017

The First 5 seconds and First Impressions

Hi, I am about to give you a critical presentation which I have spent dozens of hours preparing. I’ve got such…