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On soup, social funding and speaking up…

Just before Christmas I saw an article (you can read it here) that piqued my interest and got me thinking. It was about a way of bringing together different parts of the community using the lure of a bowl of soup, and raising micro funding for projects, activities and social enterprises. Always a lover of […]

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Do the words we use REALLY matter? – speaking, responsibility and obligation

Does it really matter what we say? Isn’t it all a game of style and substance and the interplay between the two? Surely actions speak much more loudly than words? These are questions I think about especially when I am working with clients who are working out what their ‘message’ is. Especially when I hear […]

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Yeah – but so what? Why should I listen further?

I was working with a client the other day on a major presentation for them. He outlined the content as it existed in his thoughts so far ( nothing shaped, crafted or created as yet) and asked for my feedback. ‘great content in essence’ I replied, “But…where is the perspective? What are you expecting the audience […]

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Supercharge your presentation…five things you MUST do to deliver engaging presentations

Imagine a world with no more Death by PowerPoint presentations? No more dull, predictable monotone monologues? No more hours wasted listening to information overload that you will instantly forget when you leave the room? No more irrelevant lists of information that have no connection or resonance with our lives and needs? Here are five ways […]

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what landscapes and obligation have to do with presentations

I was listening to Richard Eyre the director speaking on Radio the other day. It was interesting hearing how he goes about directing a play or film from the beginning. He described it as ‘creating a landscape from scratch, with a world, people, language and activities’ This world was for the audience. It made me […]

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Shh…a word in your ear!

I was having coffee with a friend this morning and we started talking about a mutual acquaintance who unfortunately is having a tough time with illness.  My friend talked about how this lady was getting her head down and dealing with it, looking forward to getting through it and resuming normal life again soon. And […]

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Is good enough good enough when we stand up to speak in public?

I am prepared to go out on a limb here – most people don’t need to be perfectly polished presenters.  They just need to be good enough.  Don’t get me wrong.  I am not saying that we shouldn’t aim to design and deliver the highest quality of presentations we can.  Not am I saying that […]

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