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You’re a Top Public Speaker? Well, It’s Time to Start Getting Risky

This post is for the professional Public Speaker Public Speaking is About Risk-taking Just like diving off the high tower diving board into a bucket of water. If we miss, we feel it. Over time, the more we perform the action, the bigger the…

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Want to Write a Keynote Speech? You Can Steal My Structure.

This is the keynote speech structure that works for me and my clients: Create a diagram that best illustrates the message. The typical diagram might be a derivative of a triangle, a Venn diagram, a flow chart, swim lanes, a quadrant, a bell curve,…

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Elite Public Speakers Practice and Practice, But They Do It in a Very Special Way

They practice with distractions. There have not been too many speeches I’ve given over the years where there has been dead silence and no interruptions from the audience. There has nearly always been a disruption or distraction of some sort: plates being dropped fire…

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25+ Tips to Help with Your Public Speaking,OR One that Will Definitely Work

You only need to do one thing to be a great Public Speaker. But here are 25 other things you could do if you prefer ……. Choose a topic you’re passionate about. Keep your presentation short and sweet. Make it interactive. Start strongly to…

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🎤 I’m No Expert Presenter 🎤

Just because I write about Public Speaking doesn’t make me an expert. In fact, I’m not a highly skilled public speaker myself. I’m not up there with the elite. I’m probably technically sound and can hold the attention of an audience for a while….

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🧑‍💼 Here’s What I’ve Learnt from My Best Managers 🧑‍💼

They say that we can learn a lot from our worst bosses. I think this just means that the bad ones teach us what NOT to do. I prefer to learn from a good boss. Actually, the level of satisfaction I get from work…

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Can Web 3.0 Help Me Learn, Speak and Play?

I’m determined to wrestle the concept of Web 3.0 to the ground over the next few weeks. If only to see if it can apply to public speaking and presenting. My understanding of Web 3.0 is that it is a person to person connection…

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👉 Here’s What My Team Did When I Told Them I Wasn’t Always in a Good Place 👈

I had an exciting and uplifting series of experiences this week when I did a welfare check with my team. It’s simple to ask how they are faring, but the response is always a stoic one. The team is reluctant to give feedback on…

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White Spaces Matter

Well-designed magazine layouts use white space to draw the eye to the main message. Great web pages do the same. Look at Google’s home page. Uncluttered, clean, and easily digestible. Plenty of white space. The same with well-crafted speeches. By creating pauses of silence,…

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Is It Friyay Yet?

At the end of the week, it’s not unusual to be greeted with an email that we’ve made it to Friday (scathed or unscathed). There is a sense of relief or a subtext that things will be better tomorrow – Saturday – when we…

Humour, Office Work /
🎉 April Fools Day Has Been Cancelled 🎉

You don’t hear about office pranks much these days. There used to be a bit of fun having a clever office prank. What’s happened? Probably because the fun was one way and office pranks typically have a victim. (They’re described as hapless.) It’s a…

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