In 2005, Ellen McArthur completed her single-handed round-the-world voyage beating the previous world record. She had sailed 27000 miles solo over 71 days facing bad weather, accidents and even sustaining a broken arm. Someone asked her what she had missed the most and her answer might surprise you. It wasn’t the basics of life you […]
The Lord’s Prayer has 56 words The Gettysburg Address by Abraham Lincoln was 226 words long Ed Everett , who spoke just before Lincoln at Gettysburg spoke for 2 hours – and who remembers him? The USDA Order on Cabbage Pricing is 15, 629 words long. An important message does not need lots of […]
So – I will readily admit that numbers are not really ‘my thing’ and the topic of economics does not typically float my boat. I have just surprised myself though by reading, completing and emjoying Tim Harford’s Undercover Economist. And I know the reason why. You might not think that there is much connection between […]
How do you get clarity when making a presentation? How can you make sure that people understadn yo when you speak in public?
This is the most commonly asked question get asked when delivering presentation skills training. I guess what people really want to know is how to engage their audience and deliver their material in a way which keeps them listening all the way through. The answer has a number of different layers to it though…so, here […]
I’ve been reading Dan Roam’s ‘Unfolding the Napkin’ recently and absolutely ‘get’ the idea that simple pictures can solve problems. Thinking about this has also prompted me to think about how presenters make their ideas clear and simple so that they can communicate them in a powerful and persuasive way. This is not about dumbing […]