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Why do you want to deliver a keynote?

Sometimes it’s because you are ‘known’ for your expertise or experience or maybe even your story. Which is great. Of course, knowing your stuff doesn’t automatically mean that you know how to say it with maximum impact and influence. Just recently I’ve been working with some amazing clients – they most definitely know their stuff. […]

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I made some banana and blueberry muffins the other day. I forgot the blueberries! They were in the recipe. I’d got them out ready and they were on the worktop. But I’ve made these a thousand times before and just didn’t bother to check the recipe or even consciously think ( my mind was on […]

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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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