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Book Marketing Made Simple – A Review

Having published by first book The Presenters Edge,  back in December 2016 and, having made loads of book marketing mistakes along the way, I was keen to read Karen Williams Book Marketing Made Simple My first reaction after reading this useful publication was – “I wish I had read this before I published my first book!”…

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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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How to write a speech – Discover the magic of metaphors

how to write a speech - liken it to cooking a meal for friends

I read a fascinating blog post today which reminded me of the power of metaphors as a tool to make communication more colourful and engaging. I started to think about metaphors relating to public speaking, communication and the idea for a new post about how to write a speech just popped into my head and…

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How to Improve Communication Skills – Avoid These Common Mistakes

How to improve communication skills

I first got interested in how to improve communication skills almost forty years ago, when I started working for a large corporation. I slowly became aware that most of the problems that occurred in the business were rooted in that mysterious process that we glibly label “communication.” Sometimes the cause was a complete lack of communication, (deliberate…

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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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Microphone Techniques for Speakers and Performers

microphone technique make the most of your mic

Why is handheld microphone technique so important for speakers? Have you ever seen someone speak into a handheld microphone and yet been unable to hear them clearly, you’ve probably been tempted to blame the PA system?   But what if I told you that the cause of this all too common problem is the presenter’s…

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