Tag Archive: business communication

Jul 09

How to Improve Presentation Skills workshop – The University of Chicago

Back at the end of May I did a how to improve presentation skills workshop for the University of Chicago. I enjoyed it for the most part, but there were a couple of things I hadn’t anticipated. I liaised with my contact and got clarification about the time available and I explained how long my …

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Feb 03

Christian Bales Out!

I wanted to pick up on an audio clip that’s doing the rounds at the moment. Apparently Christian Bale loses his mind and goes beserk on a Director of Photography (DP) on Terminator 4: Salvation. A word of warning this should not be listened to at work and contains enough expletives to make Bernard Manning …

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Feb 02

The Power of Myth for Speakers

Stories and storytelling can be quite a powerful thing when it comes to delivering speeches. Whilst we don’t necessarily have to tell epic stories that go on for many, many days I think that it’s useful for us to be aware of how stories are structured. We also shouldn’t feel obliged to include all of …

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Jan 28

Memory Hack: How to Learn a speech in 24 hours!

How to Learn Your Speech Following on from my last post about memory, I thought I’d share with you a technique I learned last year (2008) for memorising a speech in 24 hours!! If you’re one of my British readers you’re probably thinking “Boll*cks, that’s not possible”. Well, it is because I’ve done it. TWICE. …

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Jan 19

Public Speaking Tip: room set-up

You’re in a room, giving a presentation that you know like the back of your hand, everything’s going well. And then the sun sets… and sunlight pours through the window and washes out your PowerPoint presentation. Argh! What to do? Draw the blinds! WHAT? There are NO BLINDS? Egad, now what?

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