I had the good fortune of being asked to coach 14 speakers for the TEDx talks last month. It was extraordinary! I was paired up with another speaker coach and although she is petite, white, American, female, while I am a tall, black, British, male, we were quickly dubbed ‘The Twins’. Clearly it wasn’t because of our appearance. It was that we instantly began finishing each other’s sentences and, with very different styles, had the same philosophies around bringing out the best in our speakers. And we did! They were truly amazing - each in their own unique and truly wonderful way.