Boost your confidence in presentations – lessons for Mark Zuckerberg

“He may have become a billionaire by the age of 23 but Mark Zuckerberg still used to get so nervous before public speeches that his PR team had to blow-dry his armpits before he went on stage,” The Times reported yesterday. Someone pointed it out in one of our presentation courses. Unlike the perspiration brought [...]

By |2020-02-21T10:23:45+01:00February 21st, 2020|Presentation Training|0 Comments

The ’empty chair’ experience

image credit: sutherland echo   It’s not just politicians who can find themselves subjected to the “Empty chair” experience…. In media management terms one issue that this general election will be known for is the “empty chair” experience.  Andrew Neil provoked great controversy when his frustration at not being able to interview Boris Johnson prompted [...]

By |2019-12-17T10:29:10+01:00December 17th, 2019|Crisis communication, Media Training, Presentation Training|0 Comments

Donald Trump: A model for effective communication.

image credit: fortune.com Controversial statement number one: Donald Trump is an effective communicator.  Controversial statement number two: Organisations can learn from him. I should preface this comment by saying that I’m not a fan of the 45th president of the United States or his policies but, I would argue, he’s an effective – if slightly [...]

By |2020-01-20T10:26:46+01:00December 5th, 2019|Crisis communication, Media Training, Presentation Training|0 Comments

Six barriers to effective communication

Essentially what we do as a company is to help our clients to communicate more effectively with the people they need to talk to. This is often with journalists in our media training courses and crisis communications courses but it could also be communication with internal audiences, clients, suppliers, investors, regulators and others through our [...]

By |2019-05-20T13:52:56+01:00May 13th, 2019|Presentation Training|0 Comments

Why are there so few great women speakers and presenters? (Or have I just missed them?)

I’m conscious that I’ll either get brickbats or accolades for this blog but I feel the need to write it anyway on International Women’s Day @womensday #IWD2017. Whenever I’m talking to a speechwriting client or doing speechwriting and presentation training I always mention some examples of good speeches and speakers.

By |2018-07-05T17:44:30+01:00December 24th, 2015|Presentation Training, Speech Writing|0 Comments