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Staying Calm and Connected

HOW THE NERVOUS SYSTEM CAN SUPPORT US TO ENGAGE OUR AUDIENCES Given that most of us seem to experience at least some kind of nervousness when ...

Embracing Imperfection

TURN YOUR MISTAKES TO YOUR ADVANTAGE Nothing is ever truly broken. This is the philosophy behind the Japanese art of Kintsugi, ...

Who’s role-model is it anyway?

JUST BECAUSE THEY’RE FAMOUS, IT DOESN’T MAKE THEM GOOD Who do you consider to be a ‘good public speaker’? Many people in recent years ...

Popular Appeal

DO YOU PLAY IT SAFE OR TAKE RISKS WHEN YOU SPEAK? I once heard of a man who ran a greetings card company – birthdays, anniversaries, Father’s ...

A is for Authenticity

COMMUNICATION IN THE 'ERA OF BEHAVIOUR' When I first started a training company in public speaking, I began by asking everyone I knew for ...

Are you here?

YOUR PRESENCE IS ESSENTIAL IF YOU WANT TO MAKE AN IMPACT In her exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art, The Artist is Present, Marina ...

Make your own mark

WHY SPEAK LIKE SOMEBODY ELSE WHEN YOU CAN SPEAK LIKE YOU? A participant in a recent workshop I ran, a thoughtful young man with a clear mind and ...

Launch

BEGIN WITH BEGINNER'S MIND Michael Burne looks me in the eye and gives me his analysis of my business prowess: “It’s a shambles” he says ...