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Darren Menabney

Partner Faculty, Graduate School of Management, GLOBIS University
Darren spent over 20 years in Canada working for the federal government as the Departments of Revenue, Industry, Foreign Affairs, and Defence. His career in government was consistently outward-focused, working to engage business and academia to support the innovation ecosystem in Canada. Darren’s roles covered R&D incentive programs, business development, technology transfer, innovation strategy, building partnerships, and diplomacy. After coming to Japan in 2011 to study at GLOBIS, Darren made a radical career pivot. He now leads global HR programs at a major Japanese multinational.
An opportunity to lead a public outreach program in Canada led to his lifelong interest in becoming a better speaker and presenter. His passion is to help others become better communicators, and to find their own unique styles as presenters.
Darren has a Bachelor’s degree in Astrophysics from the University of Toronto, and an MBA from GLOBIS.

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Photo: Javier Montano
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

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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,…

Career Success
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.

MBA Essentials
OCT 16, 2017

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
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…

MBA Essentials
APR 11, 2017

Using AI to Help MBA Students Talk Like TED

The students implicitly trusted the AI’s feedback.

Tech & Innovation
JAN 10, 2017

Storytelling Trumps AI

What you CAN do that robots cannot (yet).

Tech & Innovation
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Can AI Help Us Create Better Presentations?

Recently I was told that a TEDx talk I gave was inspiring, courageous, beautiful, funny, but a little unconvincing. Good feedback overall,…