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The Most Popular Blog Posts of 2016

Here at ‘Communicate You’ blog, it’s been a great year. In early 2016 I launched the ‘Communicate You’ interview series, featuring some of the biggest names in public speaking. As you’ll see below these posts have been some of my most popular. The list of subscribers to the blog doubled, not once but 3 times in 2016! And the website has undergone […]

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5 Lessons from Communicate You Interviews (Guest Post)

The following is a guest post from Danielle Nocon, a presentation design enthusiast with a dream to help spread the visual approach to presentation design. This is your big chance. You’ve been given the opportunity to speak in front of an audience…to share your ideas and be known outside of your immediate friends and family. You […]

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The Power of Stories in Business Presentations

Making presentations has always been a part of business life. For many years the idea of a good business presentation was to simply read the content of your slides aloud to an audience. If someone had a presentation due tomorrow the tendency was to just start dumping information onto slides and then wing the talk-to-people part. The resulting presentation had no theme, no core message, and no memorable result. […]

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How To Ace an Impromptu Speech

An ‘impromptu speech’ is a little different special. It’s a speech that you have to make when you haven’t been given notice time to allow you to prepare. The goal of an impromptu speech is not, nor should it be, to guide you into making a stirring, memorable speech that will have the audience jumping out of their […]

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Communicate You Interviews Hilari Weinstein

I’m delighted to introduce an interview with Hilari Weinstein. Since 1998, Hilari has trained more than 2,500 professionals through her business High Impact Communication. Her training specialises in helping clients: Gain greater confidence and be more comfortable Communicate with greater clarity and authenticity Be effective communicators in a variety of contexts Make their message memorable  During my […]

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4 Ways to Shake Off Writers Block

Ok, so you’ve agreed to give a speech. Whether it be for your job, at a corporate event or even social occasion, first comes the hard part – getting started. Writers block, primarily associated with writing, is a scenario in which the writer loses the ability to produce new work or experiences a creative slowdown. Writers block is something we all encounter at […]

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3 Keys To Improve Your Public Speaking (Guest Post)

The following is a guest post from Dave Mac, a business communications trainer and founder of Presentation Blogger. Dave’s blog is dedicated to helping real people deliver effective, confident, and anxiety-free talks, presentations, and workshops in business and social settings. The screen glowed in the dimly lit room. Barry Green yawned. He was tired but there was no […]

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Communication Lessons From Donald Trump

Donald Trump has developed a reputation as the most controversial and divisive US president America has ever seen. The former businessman and Apprentice host has shown the world how to make more headlines than practically anybody else.  In this post I present four communication lessons you can learn from “The Donald”. Sure he’s not as gifted as his democratic past presidents such […]

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How To Communicate Like Bill Clinton

Watching his performance at the Democratic Convention of 1988 it’s easy to forget that this Bill Clinton was almost booed off the stage early in his speaking career. The relatively unknown Clinton of those days was scheduled to speak for 15 minutes, but droned on for over a half-hour. His biggest applause line came at 32 minutes, when […]

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Vocal Influence & Persuasion (Guest Post)

The following is a guest post from Priscilla Morris who runs Loud & Clear Voice Coaching based in the UK. Her goal is to make the business sector more aware of the importance of the voice in persuading clients to buy, managing teams and influencing others positively.  Have you thought how often you and your staff use your voice […]

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