Speechwriting Tips

Single Pack of Worksheets or now in a Value-Add Bundle A good speech is like a good play, movie, or song. It is a form of entertainment. And like all entertainment, if it doesn't entertain, then the feedback is immediate. There…

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I’m a great fan of Toastmasters

Toastmasters is a great organisation that has taught me so much about leadership and communication. Its meetings are like mini-laboratories where I can try out things, get feedback and then try them again. I practice all my major presentations and…

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Rewarding your employees

https://youtu.be/c6PAbuOGoO4   There has always been a school of thought that employees are motivated by reward or acknowledgement. A congrats, a thank you, a well done, even a medal. But the sort of employee you want is the type that…

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Practice Made Me Imperfect

https://youtu.be/2NHgylieGfg There is always a danger that over-practicing anything will take the spontaneity away from any presentation and so how does a presenter ensure that each presentation has a level of newness about it?

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Officeworks National Conference

Three days and one night was quite intense, but being prepared and well rehearsed made the period all very achievable with no surprises. ........ And script, for those interested: 2018 National Sales Meeting Master Script

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After Effects

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Public Speaking Pack

My new Public Speaking worksheets are now up and running. More than 20 pages of tips, ideas and starters for delivering that killer speech - with confidence. Every student should be equipped to speak publicly and confidently before they leave…

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Winner Winner

Always a great challenge participating in speaking competitions and it is such a great feeling being successful. Judging can sometimes be a mystery, but the important thing is to participate and enjoy the experience. Congratulations to all the participants and…

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Speaking Competitions

Speech contests are all about personal growth and tonight I'll be participating in two competitions at the Berwick RSL - Table Topics and International Speech Competition. Should be an exciting night, and at least I can say that I am…

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Anyone Can Use a Speechwriter

  It is more important to be an effective speaker than to deliver a perfect speech.  The best public speakers typically give more value to effectiveness in communication than they do to perfection. When they make a mistake, their reaction will…

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Nailed it

2500 words on a topic that I was not familiar with Keynote speech to be delivered by the CEO of a Software company to an audience of prospective buyers 23 hours notice Speaker unknown, company unknown, topic unfamiliar DONE Everyone…

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Compering gives you special access

If you are the compere of any event, your access to behind the scenes activity is an eye opener. I have yet to meet any keynote speaker, confident speaker or even a practiced speaker who does not have some nervous…

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Q and A

If you are waiting for a workshop or talk to commence, as the facilitator, you could always start an informal Q and A session with the audience to see if they have any questions. It is a great way to…

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It’s all in the detail

Before I started working in retail, I had thought running a shop was just about putting an A frame on the road out the front, and getting the customer to leave their money on the fridge whenever they bought something.…

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Speak UP!

Great news! - I have completed my pack of worksheets about Speech Writing techniques for Middle School students, and uploaded it here. The contents of the pack include: - Analyzing Donald Trump's acceptance speech - Learning about Alliteration in speeches…

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Elements of Eloquence

Great book on the different techniques to turn a perfect phrase in English. It's no just about alliteration and the 'rule of three' - this book as 35 more techniques that can be used to shape an ordinary phrase in…

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Updating the Locals

I went to a neighbourhood community group meeting last night where leaders from local groups were invited to attend and link up. It was great. There were a couple of guest speakers that referred to local plans, a forum and…

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Rewards and Awards

When considering rewards for effort within a team it is important not to overcrowd the intrinsic motivation with extrinsic motivations. If a person or team is motivated to achieve and do well and this motivation comes from within then to…

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