Introducing The Presenter's Edge


Who is it aimed at?

The Presenter's Edge is a bite-sized business book specifically written to help novice speakers and reluctant presenters learn how to become confident communicators.  It's the perfect how-to guide for:

  • New managers who need to speak to their teams
  • Salespeople who present to customers 
  • Business Networkers
  • People looking to improve their promotion prospects

What makes it different?

Public speaking is such a hot topic hundreds of books have been written on it, so why would you want to buy this one?

  • It is well written which makes it easy to read and easy to apply
  • It's a practical, how-to book, packed full of proven techniques backed up with real life examples
  • It contains links to a host of additional downloads and extra resources to help you put your new knowledge to work

 What readers say about this edition

"Gavin has made this subject both interesting and engaging. His ability to give relevant examples and case studies means the reader is able to follow and implement his advice. Plus links and QRCodes to further reading expands the offering further.

I  used the knowledge in the book to review a presentation I had already prepared, by tweaking it using Gavin's tips made it much easier and more natural to deliver. Plus the results from the feedback were brilliant."  LJ

Available Now on Amazon

Paperback Edition £5.99  Kindle Edition £3.99

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About the Author

Gavin Meikle Public speaking and presentation skills trainingGavin Meikle has been helping people develop, design and deliver persuasive presentations for twenty years.

He is an entertaining and enthusiastic speaker, who has spoken around the world to audiences as small as two and as large as four thousand. He has been blogging about presentation skills for almost ten years, and his popular blog is recommended reading in many educational establishments around the globe.

Gavin is  also an entertaining and engaging speaker with a wealth of knowledge in communication and influencing skills

A Scot, Gavin was born in Dundee and grew up in Arbroath just up the coast where his passion for public speaking, was first ignited at Arbroath High School. "

"I was quite shy as a child but was persuaded by one of my English teachers, Colin MacIntosh, to join the school's debating society.  It was hard work at first but began to enjoy the challenge of researching a topic and then building a case that would persuade others."

Gavin attended the University of Dundee where he studied Chemistry. Upon graduation, he embarked upon a marketing career and then switched to sales.

"I never thought of myself as a salesperson, but I found that I had a flair for it and it was during that period that I became fascinated by the psychology of communication. It seemed to me that too many people took communication for granted, often with disastrous results!"  

After almost 20 years in sales, sales training and sales management, Gavin decided to set up his own communication and influencing skills consultancy in 1997 and so Inter-Activ Presenting and Influencing was born.

Gavin is as passionate about his own learning and self-development as he is for that of his clients.   He has undertaken numerous training courses and holds qualifications in Adult learning, Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), Coaching.  He is also an active member of Solent Speakers Club, his local Toastmasters International public speaking club Solent Speakers, and has won multiple contests and awards for his speaking and evaluation skills.

Gavin lives in Portsmouth with his wife Lyn and continues to teach and write on the topics of communication, presentation skills and influencing skills.



  1. […] This is another common misconception. In truth, it’s the audience who are the most important people in the room during your presentation. Your job as the presenter is to create a shift their attitude from where it is at the start of your speech, to where you need it to be, for them to do what you want them to do. A key part of developing your presentation skills is being able to judge your audience so that you can pitch your audience appropriately. The best way to do this is to start by mirroring your audience’s attitudes and energy level and then gradually change your energy and approach as you take them on a journey to where you need them to be. There’s a whole chapter about this in my latest book The Presenter’s Edge. […]

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