Jan 08

Public Speaking Advice: Reading Audiences

I was General Evaluator at a Toastmasters club recently and, half-way through my evaluation, I noticed one of the audience members in the front row falling asleep. I’m not normally known for being the sort of soporific speaker to send someone into a slumber. My mind immediately began racing through my potential options whilst my mouth carried on on auto-pilot. Here were the choices as I saw them: Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 07

Humour in the Workplace

There seems to be a lot of information out there at the moment about the benefits of using humor in the workplace. In fact on Google there are about 363,000 results (at the time of writing), so clearly it’s quite a popular subject area. But it’s a topic that concerns me. Gravely concerns me. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 05

Top 10 Best (& Worst) Communicators of 2008 by Bert Decker

American Chairman and CEO of Decker Communications, Bert Decker, has published a Top 10 List of the Best (& Worst) Communicators of 2008 on his blog. There are the usual suspects as well as one or two surprises. The list predominantly focuses on U.S. politicians with some celebrities on there too. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 04

What have you loved, learned and laughed at in 2008?

Happy New Year! So here we are right on the cusp of a new year (it’s the 4th of January 2009 as I write this). I always like to take this time of year for a little bit of reflection. I try not to just plough on into a new year without taking the time to have a little think about the previous year and remind myself what I’ve achieved and what I have yet to achieve.

Personally, I don’t make New Year’s Resolutions. I prefer to… Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 29

Speech Masterclass with Simon Bucknall Champion Speaker

This is a follow up post to one I made earlier this month found here. This post, including the accompanying video clips, is a little long, so you might just want to scroll through and read the 4 tips that are in bold which I’ve included. There’s been a bit of a delay between posts as I’ve worked out how to use my new toy the Flip Mino that I got as an early Christmas present. I can highly recommend the Mino for its ease of use for recording your speeches and presentations. You do record your speeches, don’t you? Read the rest of this entry »

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