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May, 2016

6 Steps to Successful Public Speaking

When faced with delivering a speech or presentation many of us worry about what we are going to say or how the audience will react. There is no need to be worried! This post outlines a simple, yet hugely effective method that you can apply to help you prepare and deliver well structured, compelling presentations. There’s a famous quotation on public […]

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How to Introduce a Speaker

Most of the posts on the blog are designed to enhance the preparation or delivery elements for your own speech or presentation. But what about when you are asked to introduce another speaker? There are many personal, academic and professional circumstances that call for a guest speaker. If you are ever in the position of introducing guest speakers, then […]

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The Public Speaking Secrets of Comedians

There’s no doubt about it – comedians are master public speakers. But why? This post assesses some of the most common techniques used by comedians to make their shows memorable. The simple five-step formula in this article can help any speaker to transform their presentation. Let’s jump straight in with secret number 1! Secret 1: Don’t Use Slides, Notes or a […]

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Communicate You Interviews Garr Reynolds

I’m delighted to introduce an interview with Garr Reynolds. Garr is an internationally acclaimed communications expert, and the creator of the most popular site about presentation design and delivery on the net: Presentation Zen. A much sought-after speaker and consultant, his clients include many in the Fortune 500. In this post you’ll read about Garr Reynold’s advice and […]

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How to Handle the Q&A Session

You aced the presentation — don’t let the Q&A session take you down! Whether it’s a room full of people or just a few team members, properly handling the question and answer section of a presentation will either enforce your message — or undermine it. In this post I share 10 tips and techniques for handling the […]

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