Presentation Skills

Quality Feedback Is Critical For Self Improvement

Quality Feedback is key to success

Recently I had the pleasure of speaking to a group of inspiring Oxfordshire Project members in Abingdon on the power of quality feedback. I received excellent feedback from the event and was delighted to learn that this topic had resonated so deeply with the audience. As a result, I thought I’d capture the key messages…

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Storytelling for Speakers – Beware The Dark Side

storytelling for speakers - beware the dark side

Many people have written about the importance of storytelling for speakers from the perspective of the audience. They remind us that packaging information and ideas in the form of a story make it more memorable. But I have never seen an article warning presenters about how the stories they tell could be holding them back from…

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Vocal Variety Tips, Part 3 – Pitch and Resonance

Vocal Variety - Tuning Forks Image

Having learned about the importance of speech projection and delivery speed in the first two articles in this series on vocal variety, it’s now time to turn our attention to pitch and resonance. What is pitch and why is it important? In vocal variety terms, pitch relates to whether you are speaking in a high, low or natural…

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Vocal Variety Tip Part 2 – Perfect your Pace

Vocal Variety, are you exceding the speed limit

In my first post in this series, I shared some ideas about how public speakers could learn to make the most of their voice projection. In this, the second in the series, I’d like to show you to make the most of your speaking speed. Vocal Variety – Change your pace The speed at which…

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Common Presentation Skills Myths Debunked

Presentation Skills Myths Busted

Are your beliefs about your presentation skills holding you back? “A belief is simply a thought that we have ceased to question Someone once told me that a belief is simply a thought that we had ceased to question and that started me on a voyage of discovery to explore my own beliefs to find out…

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Guest Speakers – Respect Your Audience Or Else…

respect your audience

A lesson on how not to respect your audience I attend a lot of presentations and am always on the lookout for what speakers do that turns me on or turns me off. Last week I attended a digital marketing show and was dismayed to witness one of the invited guest presenters committing one of…

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