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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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What’s your potential as a speaker?

11 ago, I attended a training course on presentation skills. I was an experienced trainer, loved speaking, was confident and had had to speak at meetings most of my managerial and professional life. 2 significant things happened at that training. Firstly, I learned that confidence, competence and enthusiasm were great but not enough Learning how […]

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Written English is different to Spoken English

I’ve been reminded this week that written English is different from Spoken English. Why am I stating the bleeding obvious? Because when we write scripts or go to the laptop or notebook first when preparing our presentations, we run a very real risk that we’ll write our talk. And we write differently to how we […]

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who are you

So, who are you again? From networker introduction to webpage, three ways to be consistent.

Ever met someone at a networker event, took their card and later checked them out on the website? Ever asked yourself if the people you met in flesh and blood were actually the same business? Or have you ever looked at someone’s website, were impressed with their style and ‘feel’ only to find out they […]

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energetic

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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presenting queen attention

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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