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Personality and purpose

Do you want to know what I love about my job? Seeing patterns and stories and helping others shape and craft their message so that yes, it has impact and influence but more importantly than that, that their personality shines through. I’ve just finished a session this morning with an absolute inspiration of a business […]

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How do you get your listeners to ‘dive ‘ into your presentation?

I’m about to go swimming in the lake. It’s eight o’clock in the morning. It is September.  The lake is about 14 degrees (not entirely sure about that but I’m guessing). So, there’s a bit of acclimatising to go on. I’ve been learning that for me, walking in slowly but purposefully and then after checking […]

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How do I prepare for a presentation – here are the questions you should be asking!

How do I prepare for a presentation? Actually, most people don’t ask me that question. Most people ask either, ‘How do I write a presentation?’ Or ‘How do I give a presentation?’ And yet, because most of the people I work with are intelligent people, they know that preparation is key. It’s just that we […]

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How do you engage the audience – or how do you stop them from falling asleep?

How do you engage the audience – or how do you stop them from falling asleep? Let’s think about this another way – what keeps you listening and engaged in a presentation? Take the content, i.e what and why the presenter is saying what they are saying:  Is the content: Something that interests you? Is […]

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How do you handle nerves in a presentation…just tell them to go away?

It took me by surprise.  One minute I was feeling pleasantly excited, anticipating.  And the next? Bang. Pow. Whop. Fear like I haven’t felt since I abseiled down a tall building.  Or did my first stand up. It’s not unusual to get nervous before standing up to speak in front of others.  In fact, I’d go so far […]

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