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Presentations in disguise – are you wearing camouflage?

It is tempting isn’t it…if we have the Big Presentation coming up, the one that matters, the one where it is critical that all goes well – to include all that we know. After all, we want to be credible. We need people to know that we know. But the more information we include the […]

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Boring, boring, boring – the truth behind most people’s rendition of their business

Death by vol-au-vent is what my husband calls some of those networking events – you know the ones- where you juggle a wine glass and a plate in one hand while trying to accept a business card from some over zealous networker with the other? For every wonderful, charismatic and engaging person you meet at […]

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Why video helps you stand out from the Crowd

It’s a busy, noisy world out there isn’t it? From every side we are bombarded with email, social media, news: noise noise noise. And when we send out tweets, facebook posts and email marketing, we are contributing to this cacophony of data, information and …even more noise. At the same time, as small business owners, […]

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Are you Video ready – things you must do BEFORE pressing record?

We all know that having a short video on your website or to use in social media is a great way of marketing your business and reaching out to our clients and potential customers. But often what stops us from doing this is the thought that creating and producing a video is difficult, expensive and […]

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Oh how we hate making a fool of ourselves! Lessons for adding some oomph into our presentations.

Working with a client recently reminded me of doing a jigsaw puzzle. We had most of the pieces there but it wasn’t quite making the full picture! The words were there (carefully crafted, elegantly sequenced, engagingly engineered).                             The will was there […]

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Do your audiences pay attention?

I was lucky enough to be whisked away to Florence for a surprise 25th Wedding Anniversary holiday. A whole week away from the kids, indulging in delicious food, good wines, stunning architecture and of course Art. Quick disclaimer here. I am not a great appreciator of Art but very happy to expose myself to different […]

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Politics and presentations

Have you decided who to vote for yet in the General Election this May? How much would debates between the leaders of all the parties influence your choice? I ask because it would appear that the introduction of political televised debates at the last General Election did have a measurable impact on how voters perceived […]

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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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This is why I didn’t walk out of your presentation…

It is everyone’s worst nightmare isn’t it?  You are delivering a presentation and during the course of it 5 people walk out. Of course there could be a valid and reasonable explanation: they realised they were in the wrong presentation, they needed the loo, they had just received an urgent phone call because their budgie […]

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