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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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Presentations – an opportunity to snooze..or has the Speaker got the measure of you?

Think of a recent presentation you attended.  How involved did you get in that presentation?  Did it make you think?  Did it make you do something?  Did you feel something? If the answer to those questions was YES, then the chances are you will remember the content and may have cause to draw on it […]

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Don’t even try to be someone else…finding your true voice when delivering presentations

I have been working with a private client recently and he has had an interesting dilemma. For many years he has been overshadowed by his louder, dynamic, extroverted colleague when it comes to speaking in meetings, delivering presentations and representing the organisation to clients, journalists and other interested parties.  For many years this has been […]

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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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How to be an Inspirational Public Speaker not just an Informational Public Speaker.

Just recently I have been working with experienced presenters who have the self confidence and experience and expertise to stand up there and strut their stuff in front of an audience.  And at this level it strikes me that sometimes the difference between a competent and confident speaker and a speaker who is all of […]

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Wise Words – can Churchill teach us anything about public speaking in the modern world?

I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears & sweat (Sir Winston Churchill) Ask most people to name a famous Great British orator and they will say Sir Winston Churchill.  Look through any list of famous quotes in the last couple of centuries and they will come up with some from Churchill without a […]

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I’m too busy doing a proper job to be a presenter. Or the excuses people make when they can’t be bothered to prepare

I was privileged and honoured to be a facilitator as part of the RubyStar team at The Entrepreneurial Festival run by UKti this month.  As well as supporting over 175 young entrepreneurs over three days research and develop their business ideas to pitch to judges, there was a full programme of events, expert panels, key […]

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