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Lessons for all presenters from three strong speeches greta thunberg megan rapinoe michelle williams public speaking speeches Oct 12, 2019

Three powerful women; three powerful speeches. All delivered on the same day. Very different occasions, very different styles - but they demonstrated qualities that all speakers and presenters can learn from.

There was US soccer captain Megan...

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Don't let self-doubt sabotage your presentations motivational speeches presentations public speaking self-doubt Oct 11, 2019

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I have many clients who sabotage themselves when they speak, especially if they’re setting out to deliver an inspirational message.

There’s a niggling voice inside their...

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Top 3 tips for stressed out presenters and speakers deadline stress presentation tips public speaking Oct 10, 2019

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Your desk is piled high with work. You attend endless meetings. Your personal life is a roller-coaster of obligations and activities. Suddenly into this mix, you're asked to...

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What story choice tells you about political promises hero quest political stories storytelling Oct 09, 2019

We are depressingly familiar with politicians changing their stories. Doing flip-flops. Making U-turns. But now, it seems, politicians are changing their stories in a different - and dark - way.

Dr Nick Morgan is a communications expert whose...

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Introductions: why you should work hard on the words you'll never say introductions Sep 14, 2019

You’ve been asked to make a speech or presentation. Someone else will have the job of introducing you. So how much thought and effort do you put into that introduction?

Many speakers leave the introductions completely in the hands of the...

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Tips for taking the stress out of public speaking nervous speaker performance anxiety public speaking Sep 14, 2019

When you’d rather die than make a speech or presentation, your fear colours everything.

You look out at the audience and you see a room full of hungry lions and you’re the lone rabbit they’re focused on. You feel certain they are...

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Presentation coaching delivers huge ROI presentation skills roi Sep 12, 2019

Presenting confidently is the soft skill that packs a hard punch. And its impact can be quantified.

According to the Harvard Business Review, research shows that 8 out of 10 people avoid making presentations (or do them unwillingly). So if your...

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Is it time to review your speaking style? presentations public speaking Sep 06, 2019

The holidays are over. This is a great time to take stock of how you've been creating and delivering your presentations in the past - and how you want to refine and upgrade those skills.

Take an objective look at your past presentations:

  • What did...
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'Presence' - the special sauce that audiences love audiences presence Aug 28, 2019

One quality above all others puts presenters and speakers on the fast track to success… and that is presence. Of course you need good content and good presentation skills. But if you have presence you have that extra dollop of special sauce...

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Could you change the world in ten words? elevator pitch focus message Aug 28, 2019

How clear is your message? Have you found the simplest, boldest expression of your big idea? Maybe it’s time to take a lesson from how your favourite movies and TV series get launched.

It’s long been said that Hollywood screenwriters...

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All you need to make successful speeches focus presentations public speaking Aug 25, 2019

We created the Communication Mantra to help clients remember the main points of our transformational presentation coaching in four simple sentences. These four stages are the building blocks of any successful speech or presentation. Check them...

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Give yourself the special gift of charisma charisma persausion style Aug 25, 2019

A client looked me in the eye recently and said “I’m not a natural speaker. I get very uncomfortable in front of an audience. I don’t have that star quality, that charisma, that some people seem to be born with.”

It’s...

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