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Stop writing, start talking presentations Jul 13, 2021

A lot of people - most people in my experience - prepare a speech like our friend in the picture above.

  • They sit in silence at a keyboard
  • Think of words
  • Brain sends message to fingers
  • Fingers tap keys
  • Words appear on screen
  • Eyes evaluate words on...
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Delivery tips for slideshows presentations Mar 10, 2021

If you’ve been following this series of four related blogs, you’ll know we’ve talked about leaving the slides until the very last thing you create. Don’t rush to build your deck.

We also talked about reducing the...

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Are you filling your presentations with filler words? filler words presentations Mar 11, 2020

A lot of the words we fall back on when we’re making a presentation or speech, especially if we feel under pressure, don’t actually serve any useful purpose. In fact they are obstacles to understanding and barriers to engagement.

What...

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Which butterfly stage are you at as a speaker? creativity presentations Feb 16, 2020

A painting on a wall of a butterfly made me think of the good and not-so-good aspects of making a presentation or speech.

When it goes well, we are the magnificent butterfly: delicate but powerful, spreading our wings and being the best we can be....

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How to take the anxiety out of presentations nerves presentations presentations masterclass speaking Nov 07, 2019

Anxiety and public speaking seem to go hand-in-hand. Dealing with nerves, overcoming anxiety, is a big worry for a lot of my clients, says Halina St James, the creator of the Presentations Masterclass online course.

Halina talks about...

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

(If you can't view the video right now, here's a transcript)

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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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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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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