Archive | mistakes Speakers make

When are actions more important than words?

I’ve been reminded this morning about the quote which says We judge ourselves by our intentions but judge others by their behaviour. Agree? I refer to this frequently in my workshops on feedback and when I’m working with managers around how to build strong working relationships. But it’s also so so relevant when we think […]

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thinking on your feet

How to think on your feet when speaking in public

It’s your worst nightmare. You are delivering your important presentation. It’s all going to plan. You are on a roll. And then a member of the audience asks you a question left of field. Or you are asked to deliver your twenty minute speech in fifteen because there’s been an over run. Or there is […]

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telling lies

What people say after your presentation…and what they really mean

What people say and what they really mean:  Thanks for enlightening us But you didn’t really think about us at all and what we already knew. In fact you’ve just spent time lecturing at us and missing the point completely. Lovely font on your slides Your voice was so boring and you stayed glued behind […]

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stick insect

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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