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Why don’t we see many women speakers on stage?

In a well-known article about the number of conference speakers across 23 countries in the world, men outnumbered women. Is this because women don’t have as much to say? Is this because men are more confident speakers? What’s going on? It is my belief that men and women have the same fears about public speaking. […]

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Are you informational speaker or an inspirational speaker?

Lots of presentations are informational. They are designed to be full of (useful and/or necessary) information. They are content designed and content–led. Often the first question presenters of this type of presentation ask themselves is ‘What is it that I have to say?’ The best informational presentations will then answer the (unsaid but oft thought […]

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Public speaking – boiled down to three fundamental principles

Communication as a word is totally useless. It’s too big a word with a myriad of different categories and definitions. It means different things to different people. But how about this as a way of thinking about communication (and therefore presentations) can you say things in a way that other people ‘get’? can you say […]

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Three reasons why you should refuse to speak in public …and one reason you should

There are three reasons you should say no: If you don’t know what you are talking about If you don’t know what you are talking about you’ve got three options – find someone who does, go find out more or decline to offer to speak. Sounds easy, doesn’t it? And yet, this is a point […]

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I’m ok one to one…it’s just when I stand up to speak in public when it goes pear-shaped!

If I had a pound for the number of times people said to me, ‘ I am fine talking one to one with people, it’s just the thought of standing up and speaking to groups that send me into a tizzy…”, I’d be a very rich woman! What is it do you think, that makes […]

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How do I prepare for a presentation – here are the questions you should be asking!

How do I prepare for a presentation? Actually, most people don’t ask me that question. Most people ask either, ‘How do I write a presentation?’ Or ‘How do I give a presentation?’ And yet, because most of the people I work with are intelligent people, they know that preparation is key. It’s just that we […]

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How do you engage the audience – or how do you stop them from falling asleep?

How do you engage the audience – or how do you stop them from falling asleep? Let’s think about this another way – what keeps you listening and engaged in a presentation? Take the content, i.e what and why the presenter is saying what they are saying:  Is the content: Something that interests you? Is […]

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