Presentation Skills.

Five Easy Ways To Combat Pre-Speech Nerves

Toby Brown | Posted 03.10.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Toby Brown

Facing a sea of eyes is an intimidating feeling, one which harks back to our ancestors - if you're on the Serengeti with lots of eyes staring at you, chances are you're about to be eaten. Years later, your body still produces the same fight-or-flight reflex.

Why You Should Tell Stories in Public Speaking and Presentations

Adrian Kirk | Posted 01.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Adrian Kirk

Stories are increasingly being used as a way to deliver messages that connect with people and help them remember key themes. But storytelling isn't new; it's been around for as long as we've lived in communities, before we could even write.

From #PeachGate and Paperclips to Comedy and Confidence.

Bryan Adams | Posted 05.10.2016 | UK
Bryan Adams

How stand-up taught me the art of crafting a successful pitch: devising a story that the listener can emotionally relate to... At the age of 26, I fo...

What Is the Attraction of Nigel Farage?

Richard Newman | Posted 10.03.2015 | UK Politics
Richard Newman

Despite heavy criticism of Ukip and of their leader, Nigel Farage seems to be gaining in both momentum and popularity. So what is it that makes him appealing? To many he may seem repellent in his beliefs and his manner, but others are drawn to him. If you put politics to one side and simply analyse his communication style you can begin to understand why.

Political Speech Delivery - Style Over Substance

Richard Newman | Posted 15.12.2014 | UK Politics
Richard Newman

Recently I was on BBC Radio, discussing Ed Miliband's speech at the Labour Party Conference. As you may have read, he spoke without notes, without a lectern and sadly, as a result, without mentioning some critical points.

The Fear of Public Speaking- Dissected.. and Squashed!

Andrew Cunningham | Posted 07.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Andrew Cunningham

Fear of public speaking is the scourge of the boardroom and wedding party alike. The dread and anxiety that comes with thinking about a forthcoming presentation can force many to find ingenious ways to escape, or stock up on Xanax medication. It's called Glossophobia, who knew?

Top Ten Tips on How to Stand Out in Business... For All the Right Reasons

Richard Newman | Posted 28.07.2014 | UK
Richard Newman

1. Ever wondered how great actors have such amazing presence, like Anthony Hopkins and Judi Dench? It starts with your posture. Most people stand off-...

Pitching or Presenting Is Just About Storytelling

Neeta Patel | Posted 12.07.2013 | UK
Neeta Patel

Perfecting your pitch won't come straight away. You need to practice at home, first on your own and then in front of an audience willing to be critical. Take their comments on board and practise some more.

The 13 Networking Types

Andrew Thorp | Posted 06.06.2013 | UK
Andrew Thorp

But as an entrepreneur I've decided to take this to another level with 13 classes networker. Don't get me wrong - I've met some wonderful people and excellent practitioners in my time, but some of these may ring true with you.

What Story Are You Telling About Your Business?

Andrew Thorp | Posted 09.09.2012 | UK
Andrew Thorp

I've been influenced by a number of speakers and thought-leaders over the past 5 years, but for me the individual who consistently hits the right tone on the topic of communication skills is Dr Nick Morgan. A former teacher of public speaking at The University of Virginia and Princeton in the USA, he now works with corporations and individuals to help them truly 'connect' with their audience.

There May Not be More to Life Than Biscuits

Mark Fletcher-Brown | Posted 23.12.2011 | UK
Mark Fletcher-Brown

My day has been about biscuits.