Presentation Skills training Delivered In Conjunction with Ipso Facto Training The ability to speak to groups with confidence and clarity is an essential business skill for sales people and managers. This interactive course will give you the opportunity to learn the skills necessary to be a  more effective public speaker from an experienced, professional presenter. Presentation Skills Training…

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speaking off the cuff

*POST UPDATED JAN 2017* If there is one thing that some people fear even more than public speaking, it is speaking off the cuff.   Impromptu speaking can turn confident presenters into gibbering wrecks.  We’ve all been there. You are sitting quietly in a meeting minding your own business, when your boss suddenly, turns to you…

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 “What makes a great presentation?” First of all you have to ask yourself,  who is qualified to decide whether a presentation is “great” or not. Is it the experts like me?  Or is it the audience for that particular presentation? Ultimately every presentation is a unique communication between the presenter and his or her audience.…

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We have all heard the phrase “practice makes perfect”  but is it really true?   Practice is a key part of any new skill acquisition, but there’s more to it than simple, mindless  repetition.   They way we practice is as important as whether we practice when it comes to improving presentation skill. The aim of this…

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One of the most common fears associated with presentations and speaking in public is the fear of not being taken seriously.  Whether you are presenting in front of a few colleagues at an internal team meeting, or standing up in front of thousands at a major conference, credibility is essential if you are to influence…

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Cartoon man with voice graph in background, - Use your voice to Boost your influence

In this post, I’d like to show you how a greater awareness of one particular area of your vocal delivery can boost your ability to influence others.  Intonation is the way we change our vocal tone within a sentence, and it can dramatically alter the meaning of the words we speak.  You can harness the power…

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The dust has settled on the London 2012 Olympics and the UK can get back to normal but are there any lessons for presenters from the 2012 Games? I could be negative and have a go at the professional BBC commentators who managed to entertain us with a vast selection of bloopers, contrived alliterations, uhms…

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