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Speak Like a Winner

I recently downloaded a short but excellent book on public speaking by Akash Karia called, “Speak Like a Winner”. It is extremely helpful as it simply takes four excellent speeches and breaks them down to show you how to draw … Continue reading

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Three Days, Three Cities, Three Audiences

Trying to tailor talks to audiences and groups.  Aiming to maintain simplicity, humour and elements of surprise to keep attention and aid retention of information.  This has involved using a hammer to smash up an item to illustrate one point, … Continue reading

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Passion Covers a Multitude of Sins!

Remember that no matter how little time you have to prepare for a talk a lot of what you communicate is through non-verbal body language.  If you are passionate about a subject and let this passion shine through, an audience … Continue reading

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Short and Sweet – Former CEO of Coca Cola Enterprises, Bryan Dyson – 30 second speech?

The speech below is widely accredited to Bryan Dyson and probably was given before 1998 as a 1996 commencement speech at Georgia Tech.  From time to time it circulates by email as an example speech. “Imagine life as a game … Continue reading

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Grab Them Fast!

If you don’t strike oil in the first minute – stop boring.  So said a Texan Oilman.  Tell them what is coming, but also hook them in through humour, audience participation (a personal favourite as it introduces a dangerous, what … Continue reading

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Three Top Tips for Presentations

Have just downloaded a great book on my new toy – Kindle – that explains how to give great presentations by taking apart what Steve Jobs of Apple has been doing. Very helpful. Speak in threes, tell a story, death … Continue reading

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