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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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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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Nightmare! Your key note speaker is paralysed with fear…

A couple of months ago I was chatting to the organiser of a conference.  He was very excited about one of the speakers.  They had a great story to tell.  The subject matter was spot on for the theme of the conference.  But there was a problem.  This particular speaker was paralysed with fear.  They […]

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Six things to do to remember what to say in a presentation…and one of them isn’t what you’d expect

The most common question I get asked about presenting has to be , ‘ How do I remember what to say next?’.  The question reveals a fear that I guess most of us have harboured at some point.  The fear of standing there and the mind going completely and utterly blank.  The dread of not […]

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rehearsals recording

Lights, camera, ACTION…Two tips for rehearsing with a video camera

I was working with someone recently who had been preparing for a presentation and during the rehearsal process had been videoed. ‘Ooh’ she said, ‘ It was awful – I sound dreadful, I look fat,  it was horrific!’.  As you can tell, she can be prone to some exaggerations (!) but she probably encapsulates the […]

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