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Why telling your business story can win you loyal clients, raving fans and happy staff

It’s one of the hardest questions you will get asked in business. ‘What do you do…?’ Sounds so innocuous doesn’t it? But beware…if you answer it blindly, without thought, you could get into hot water! What do you do…? Well behind the questions is a whole range of questions the asker might want answers to: […]

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This is why I didn’t walk out of your presentation…

It is everyone’s worst nightmare isn’t it?  You are delivering a presentation and during the course of it 5 people walk out. Of course there could be a valid and reasonable explanation: they realised they were in the wrong presentation, they needed the loo, they had just received an urgent phone call because their budgie […]

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This is why people don’t listen to you in your presentations!

Look, you ask me why people don’t listen you in your presentations.  Why they snooze, dose, check their phones and chat to their neighbours. Why they stare glassy-eyed and passive.  Why they sink further into their seats and look nervously at their watches. Well here are some of the reasons: 1. You just haven’t thought of […]

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‘Well that’s an hour gone I will never get back’ – how to avoid losing your audience

Ever thought, ‘ where is this argument going?’, ‘what the heck is he saying?’, ‘The Lord help me – I’ve lost the will to live’, then you have almost certainly been on the receiving end of lack of clarity! Where there is lack of clarity then we will follow a fairly predictable path of confusing, […]

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Don’t even try to be someone else…finding your true voice when delivering presentations

I have been working with a private client recently and he has had an interesting dilemma. For many years he has been overshadowed by his louder, dynamic, extroverted colleague when it comes to speaking in meetings, delivering presentations and representing the organisation to clients, journalists and other interested parties.  For many years this has been […]

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