Is your body saying the right things about you?

The most powerful way we communicate is not with our words but our body. Body language or non-verbal communication is your gestures, facial expressions, body position and eye movements. Our brains evaluate all these things and come to a conclusion about the speaker in a nano-second. When you speak, you want your body to say …

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3 essentials for engaging your audience

How do you really connect with an audience. You can be articulate, polished, perfectly groomed, have the best stage-craft… and still not make that magical and all-important connection with your listeners. Let’s face it, you want your audience to respond enthusiastically to your call-to-action. You want to persuade them to do something: to think or …

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Ctrl, Alt, Del: time to reboot your presenting style?

Spring is in the air; the time of spring-cleaning, de-cluttering, fresh starts. If you give presentations, or make speeches, this is a great time to think about freshening-up the stuff you have grown comfortable with, maybe even deleting some old habits and trying out some alternative ideas. Maybe it’s time for you to hit Ctrl, …

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A stunned, unrehearsed speech is Oscar night winner

It’s not often a totally unrehearsed speech, badly delivered, gets a standing ovation. Well, Olivia Colman did just that when she won the Oscar for best actress. After a slightly stunned Colman walked to the microphone, Oscar in hand, and announced, “Oh it’s genuinely quite stressful”, she had the audience eating out of her hands. …

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