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You never know who is about to walk into the room

You never know who is about to walk into the room

I talk a lot about the importance of preparation with regard to planned pitches and presentations but what is equally, if not more crucial to creating a positive and professional impression, is how you come across during chance encounters.   Whether you are at an...
Practice makes Perfect…or does it?

Practice makes Perfect…or does it?

By the time many of us reach adulthood, the phrase ‘practice makes perfect’ has been heard so many times it almost loses all meaning.  But striving for ‘perfect’ comes with all sorts of problems.  Aiming for perfection will almost always end in disappointment or...

Speech Writing – Finding the right words

A lot of my time is spent supporting people on the technical side of communication; the pace of a speech, managing non-verbal communication, maximising silence, among many other areas. However, one of the most critical aspects that people often dismiss when speech...
How To Improve Public Speaking – Script or No-Script

How To Improve Public Speaking – Script or No-Script

The majority of my job is advising clients on how to improve public speaking. My advice is always predicated on being yourself, but that’s easier said than done when you’re in the heat of the moment and the adrenaline starts to flow. There are a few technical areas...
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