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Podcast: Dr Joanna Martin

She is an internationally acclaimed speaker and sought-after educator who has taught over 65,000 people on three continents.

Posted on Jul 09
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Podcast: Sophie Bennett

Sophie is an Entrepreneur, Author, Business Coach and Professional Speaker. She currently runs several businesses, is a coach to several ambitious business owners and has a growing marketing agency.

Posted on May 08
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Podcast: Sarah Wood

Sarah describes herself as accidental entrepreneur and serial academic who enjoys generating ideas, working with awesome people and making things happen – fast.

Posted on Mar 26
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The 6 Ways You Communicate Your Executive Presence – or Don’t!

According to a year-long study by the Centre for Talent Innovation, leadership potential is signalled through your gravitas, your communication skills and your appearance . . .

Posted on Feb 19
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Podcast:Dr. Yvonne Thompson

She started the UK’s first Black Women Business Network – The European Federation of Black Women Business Owners. In addition to being awarded the CBE in 2003 for her services to women, small business and minorities, her work has been recognised internationally and acknowledged by the Mayor of Houston, Texas with her own day- Yvonne Thompson Day 4th Jan. As well as being named in Washington in the Congressional Records.

Posted on Feb 19
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Podcast: Jill Pay

With a background in business management, advertising, the private medical sector, the Employment Department Jill has also worked in the House of Commons for 18 years.

She was appointed as the first female Sergeant at Arms in 2008, which she describes as a formal job with a very formal uniform. Her responsibilities as Sergeant were security, access and ceremonial.

When she retired from the role in 2012 this was said about her contribution “Jill has played a powerful role in mentoring and encouraging other women in the House service to achieve their potential. The number of women now occupying senior posts in the House Service is some measure of the example she has set.”

Posted on Jan 22
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Do You Know of Anyone Who Uses “Presentation Collagen”?

Linguistic fillers usually have little, if any, meaning- they’re like “Presentation Collagen” and they can wreck your credibility. Find out which ones you use and what you can do to avoid them.

Posted on Aug 08
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Do you have a Presentation Habit Like Maria Sharapova?

If you do the same thing as Maria Sharapova it could be losing you business…

Posted on Jul 03
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Presenting – Like Making Simnel Cake?

What has Easter simnel cake got to do with giving a great presentation?
Surprisingly there are a number of similiarities and here Cath outlines what they are so you can give a successful presentation every time….

Posted on Apr 17
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Podcast: Shalini Khemka

Shalini Khemka is one of a handful of women leading the way for British entrepreneurialism and innovation.

She is a serial entrepreneur and in 2011 founded the E2Exchange whose mission is to create the UK’s leading organisation supporting entrepreneurs and helping them accelerate the growth of their businesses in a nurturing and dynamic environment.

She is Chief Executive and Board Director of E2Exchange whose board directors include Sir Richard Branson, Aaron Simpson, Duncan Bannatyne and Lord Karan Bilimoria.

Posted on Apr 03
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We’re going on-line! The “Why It’s Time to STEP UP and STAND OUT” Webinar

The “Why It’s Time to STEP UP and STAND OUT” workshop is going online!
For those couldn’t make it along to the workshop we are running it on-line so that you can watch it from the office or at home or wherever you are!

And even if you can’t attend live, as long as you register we’ll send you a link to the recording so can can listen whenever you want.
Click on this post to register now.

Posted on Mar 14
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Podcast: Lisa Marie Platske

Lisa Marie Platske is the author of Designing Your Destiny, and Connection: The New Currency and runs the highly successful Leadership Success Summit for corporate leaders, business owners and entrepreneurs.She left her action-packed life as a law enforcement officer to become the President of the international leadership training and development company, Upside Thinking, Inc. and is an award-winning leadership and connection expert.

Posted on Mar 06
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Podcast: Lady Barbara Judge

Lady Barbara Judge is currently the Chairman of the UK Pension Protection Fund and Chairman of The Energy Institute of University College London.She is the former Chairman of the United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority as well as a former Commissioner of the US Securities and Exchange Commission.In 2010 she was awarded the CBE for services to the Nuclear and Financial Service industries and in 2013 she was named one of the 100 most powerful women in the UK by Radio 4’s Women’s hour.

Posted on Mar 06
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Podcast: Baroness Susan Greenfield

Baroness Susan Greenfield is a neuro-scientist, writer and broadcaster.Her international accolades include L’Ordre National de la Legion d’Honneur from the French Government, The American Academy of Achievement Golden Plate Award and the Australian Medical Research Society Medal.She is a Senior Research Fellow at Lincoln College, Oxford and is co-founder of the biotech company Neuro-Bio. Ltd. In 2000 she was awarded the CBE for her contribution to the public understanding of science.

Posted on Mar 06
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Podcast: Dr Pippa Malmgren

Dr. Pippa Malmgren is a former financial market advisor to the President in the White House and member of the National Economic Council. She is former Deputy Head of Global Strategy at UBS and Chief Currency Strategist for Bankers Trust.
Pippa is currently an advisory board member of MIT and Indiana University and is President and founder of Principalis. She is a guest presenter at CNBC and is a frequent guest on CNN, the BBC’s Today Programme and Newsnight.

Posted on Mar 06
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12 Reasons Why You Need to Get Better at Presenting

If you are in business you are repeatedly presenting yourselves and your business – whether that’s to a new contact, a prospect, your boss, a client, a procurement team . . . whatever the situation the impact you make is down to how effectively you communicate and . . .

Posted on Dec 12
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Are You Messing Up Your Message Like This?

In this latest post Cath describes how a recent study carried out at Maryville University shows how the identical message can be received so differently ….

Posted on Nov 28
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How MasterChef Can Help Your Business Presentation

In this post Cath shows how lessons from MasterChef can help you produce an exceptional presentation every time.

Posted on Nov 06
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Have you got a small presentation “stone” in your shoe?

Are you losing credibility because your presenting is like having a stone in your shoe…..

Posted on Oct 09
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Why Go Ski-jumping in Summer?

As we were waiting for the funicular car to arrive, enjoying the fabulous view I was wondering why they were watering the track when suddenly I looked up and saw someone hurtling towards me out of the sky…….

Posted on Aug 22
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Great Results from Using the Free Winning Presentations Mini- Course

I love it when people get great results when they take action to download the free mini-course and then use it!
Here’s the latest example…..

Posted on Jul 26
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The 2 Words You Must Avoid at All Costs If You Want to Be Taken Seriously

In this post Cath describes the two words that seriously undermine your credibility – that you’re probably not even aware of using!

Posted on Jul 25
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The Essential Part of a Presentation Most People Neglect or Even Forget

Cath outlines the 5 elements that are neglected or even forgotten in many presentations that make a big difference to how it is received.

Posted on Jul 17
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10 Reasons You Need to Improve Your Presentation Skills

Here are 10 reasons you need to improve your presentation and communication skills if you want to be more successful in your business….

Posted on Jul 10
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Do you have a Presentation Habit Like Maria Sharapova?

If you do the same thing as Maria Sharapova it could be losing you business . . .

Posted on Jun 24
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60 Really Useful Minutes for Women Leaders – Results

Cath ran this session for Women Leaders as part of Liverpool Chamber of Commerce’s 60 Really Useful Minutes Series of workshops. Cath describes the event and the results….

Posted on Jun 18
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The 6 Shortcuts to Persuasive Presenting

In this short post Cath outlines the 6 shortcuts you can take to be immediately more persuasive.

Posted on Jun 12
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The 6 Principles of Persuasive Presenting:Part 6

In the final post in this series Cath outlines the practical ways you can use the scientific principles of persuasion in your presentation .
Part 6: Consensus

Posted on May 30
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The 6 Principles of Persuasive Presenting:Part 4

In this series of blog posts Cath outlines the practical ways you can use the scientific principles of persuasion in your presentation .
Part 4: Consistency & Commitment

Posted on May 07
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The 6 Principles of Persuasive Presenting:Part 3

In this series of blog posts Cath outlines the practical ways you can use the scientific principles of persuasion in your presentation .
Part 3: Authority

Posted on Apr 25
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The 6 Principles of Persuasive Presenting:Part 2

In this series of blog posts Cath outlines the practical ways you can use the scientific principles of persuasion in your presentation .
Part 2 : Scarcity

Posted on Apr 18
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The 6 Principles of Persuasive Presenting:Part 1

In this series of blog posts Cath outlines the practical ways you can use the scientific principles of persuasion in your presentation.
Part 1 : Reciprocity

Posted on Apr 10
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What You Can Learn about Presenting from Ladies’ Day at Aintree

Friday is always Ladies’ Day at Aintree, an opportunity for many females to get dressed up to the nines to go to the races. I was in Liverpool in the morning and saw some of them on the train on the way there and then walking to my meeting saw many more. They were dressed in bright colours, [...]

Posted on Apr 05
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The 6 Principles of a Persuasive and Influential Presentation

Would you like to be more persuasive and influential when you speak?
Imagine what it would be like if you know that you can persuade and influence people to take the action you want them to take.
In this post Cath outlines the 6 principles you need to take into account if you want your presentation to persuade.

Posted on Mar 20
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The 6 Ps of Outstanding Presenting (that you avoid at your peril)

You may have heard the saying “Failing to plan is planning to fail” and outstanding presenters really take this to heart.

And in the same way . . . .

Posted on Mar 06
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Are you a Likeable Presenter? Which of these 10 key characteristics apply to you?

Great speakers and presenters are liked by their audiences and being likeable doesn’t only help with presenting but will help you in your job, business, relationships, and life.

What makes great speakers so likeable and so successful? And how can we do it?

Posted on Feb 28
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11 Ways to Stay Fully Focused When Presenting

Here are 11 suggestions for helping you to stay fully focused and present for your audience. Each one is simple and easy . . . .

Posted on Jan 30
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The Power of 3

Listen to how his pitch and tone get stronger and stronger as he runs through his marathon ‘let freedom reign’. . . .

Posted on Jan 23
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How To Get Less of What You Don’t Want in Your Business

In the present financial climate, when all seems to be doom and gloom, it may seem inevitable to dwell on mistakes, failures and the negative aspects of life. And as long as we continue to so, then that is what we will get. The process of what you choose to focus on, and what you [...]

Posted on Jan 09
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How to Keep Your Audience Glued to Your Presentation

Audiences have short attention spans and in this post Cath outlines 3 ways you can get your audience hanging on your every word

Posted on Dec 12
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How to Use WII FM to Connect with Your Presentation Audience

In this post Presentation Specialist Cath shares with you how to avoid your audience ever thinking ” so what?” in your presentations!

Posted on Dec 05
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Is Your Presentation You?

The extremes of the presentations spectrum- which are you?

Posted on Nov 29
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THE Worst Way EVER to Start Your Presentation…..

Cath outlines THE worst way ever that people begin their presentations that switches off the audience and how you can very easily avoid it.

Posted on Nov 21
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8 Things to Hate about PowerPoint

If you’ve ever had to endure a “Death by PowerPoint” presentation then you’ll really enjoy this very funny video…..

Posted on Oct 24
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12 Reasons Your Presentation Sucks!

Did you know that most business presentations fail? If this has happened to you then it’s usually for very good reasons – your presentation sucks!
..and here are 12 reasons why.

Posted on Oct 17
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How You’re Standing Could Be Losing You Business

Did you know that how you stand can lose you clients? In this post Cath shows you how you can instantly appear more confident and have more authority by just changing the way you stand.

Posted on Oct 09
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How Ignoring Your Presentation Body Language Can Lead to a Big Disaster…….

Two things have come together this week….. I had a question sent to me on LinkedIn and I saw a TV ad for the upcoming US Presidential debates between Barak Obama and Mitt Romney. How are the two connected? The question was “I’m not really convinced that body language, gestures, facial expressions and appearance are [...]

Posted on Sep 28
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The Disastrous and Catastrophic Effect of Being Spontaneous in a Presentation.

Here is a great example of how it can go disastrously and catastrophically wrong when you decide to be spontaneous in your presentation……

Posted on Sep 20
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Are you a Claimer or a Blamer?

I’ve recently been watching some of the re-runs of the comedy show “Little Britain”, and you may or may not be a fan of it but I’m sure . . .

Posted on Sep 06
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Your Presentation – How Do You Deal with Negative Feedback?

What happens when you get negative feedback after your presentation? Here are some tips for dealing with it.

Posted on Aug 30
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Are You Ready To Feel The Fear and Do It Anyway?

I know that change has been a constant factor in business in the last ten years because if what you’re doing isn’t working then you must do something you haven’t done before if you want to get different results . . . .

Posted on Aug 15
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Olympics – Love them or Loathe Them?

So let me be controversial here.

“To be successful you need to put in the effort.” . . . .

Posted on Aug 08
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Bond, The Queen and Mr. Bean

The three best moments form the Olympic Opening Ceremony London 2012 and your presentation……

Posted on Aug 02
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11 Top Tips for a Scintillating 60 Seconds

How good are you at describing your business in just 60 seconds?
Here are 11 Top Tips on how to do it in a way that will get you more business…..

Posted on Jul 26
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Why You Need to be the Pilot in Your Business Presentation

Presentation audiences are very much like aircraft passengers…….

Posted on Jul 20
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Which Way Is Your Business Compass Pointing?

When you focus on what is really going to take you closer to your goals often the sense of overwhelm begins to disappear and effective time management becomes easier . . .

Posted on Jul 12
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Boiled Eggs and Business!

How would you like to achieve much more with much less time and effort? Sounds impossible?
Well that’s what many thousands of . . .

Posted on Jun 27
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What You Can Learn about Your Business Presentation from the i-phone and i-pad

Now for many people Macs are like Marmite- you either love them or loathe them but they have four characteristics that can teach us something about an effective presentation…

Posted on Jun 20

Video:Nina Conti – How Mixed Messages Create Confusion

When the messages are mixed it can create confusion and even hilarity…… have a look at this clip to see what I mean.

Posted on Jun 13
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Are You Making the Same Mistake as the B.B.C.?

If you are in the UK and probably beyond, you cannot have escaped hearing about the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations and………

Posted on Jun 07
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Presentation Self-sabotage: 13 Ways You Give Yourself Away

Facial expressions, body movement, gestures, posture, etc all display how we are feeling and the non-verbal message is harder to fake.

Posted on May 15
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What the Sea Odyssey Can Teach Us about Presenting

We all love to hear stories and effective use of stories is a key tool for creating an outstanding and memorable presentation.

So what’s your business story . . .

Posted on Apr 25
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How To De-stress with The Green Cross Code

In the next week whenever you begin to feel stressed out apply The Green Cross Code:

STOP : what you are doing for 1 minute . . . . .

Posted on Apr 11
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How Do You Cope with a Client Like Lauren?

It was always a challenge to persuade the Laurens of this world as to the benefits of studying physics! But what has this got to do with your business? . . .

Posted on Mar 28
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Your Business Presentation : Are you on A Spin Cycle or Delicates?

Feelings ranging from nervousness to sheer terror are common for many people and it has been said that the fear of public speaking comes higher than the fear of death for a large proportion of the population but . . . .

Posted on Mar 21
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How Even Global Figures Get It Wrong

They all have hugely inspirational stories that are an example to us all but unfortunately most of the speakers couldn’t tell them in a way that engages and inspires an audience.

Posted on Mar 15
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How Would You Choose – Spaghetti Bolognese or Pizza Quattro Stagioni?

. . . why when it comes to your business or your relationships is it often so difficult?

Posted on Mar 07
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Your Business Presentation- Do You Ever Self Sabotage Like This?

. . . your words say one thing but your gestures, body language, tonality, breathing etc. all convey something different to your audience.

Posted on Mar 01
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What Your Business Presentation has in common with a Sherlock Holmes story…..

How the “curious incident of the dog in the night-time” links to your business presentation………

Posted on Feb 22

Video: What Facebook and Google don’t tell you……. (You may find this shocking – I did).

Most businesses have a website these days and huge amounts of money are spent on SEO but . . . .

Posted on Jan 25
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How to be Confident in an Instant

As you all know my areas of expertise are Learning and Communication and I do a lot of business networking. I was approached to do a workshop for students about “ Communication and Networking in Business “ – not a particularly sexy title! I designed the workshop around the importance and purpose of networking and [...]

Posted on Jan 12

Video: The Effect of When and Where on Your Presentation Success

How do social perceptions apply to your business presentations?

Posted on Dec 14
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Derren Brown, The Mentalist and Your Business Success

Derren Brown, love him or loathe him, has been engaging everyone lately with his latest series of progarmmes “The Experiments”. I personally love watching him because he is so good at what he does using his own combination of illusion, magic, hypnosis, NLP, psychology and other stuff to entertain and confound. And he has a [...]

Posted on Nov 20
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Have you got your Business Handbrake on?

In London recently I was in a hurry and took a black cab from my hotel to the station. I was desperate not to miss my train and the driver was brilliant, exhibiting the famous ”knowledge”  to get me there in record time. Now let me ask you a question – would you ever get [...]

Posted on Nov 10
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What Links Toblerone, the Nobel Prize and Your Business Presentation?

What links a new snack, an international prize for physics and your business presentation?

Posted on Oct 26
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5 Steps to Flourishing in Your Business in Difficult Times

If you are feeling down and struggling a bit at the moment here is a simple 5 step exercise to change all that…..

Posted on Oct 19
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Video: Presenting and Winning – The Magic of A Young Entrepreneur’s Story

How a Young Entrepreneur’s story became the Winner of Young British Talent Showcase……

Posted on Oct 15
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A Presentation Analysis of Ed Milliband’s Speech – and How it Can Help with Your Business Presentation

” It’s not what you say, it’s the way that you say it – that’s what gets results”.
What we can learn from how Ed Milliband’s delivered his speech to the Labour Party Conference.

Posted on Sep 30
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Neutrinos, the Speed of Light and Your Business Presentation

The astonishing and startling results from CERN about the behaviour of neutrinos can……

Posted on Sep 23
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How Your Business Presentation is Like an Electrical Circuit

How you can use what you know from high school physics to give a winning business presentation…..

Posted on Sep 16

Video: Is Your Business Message As Powerful As This?

How a simple yet profound idea can be truly exciting and inspirational…….

Posted on Sep 09

One Day Workshop : The Secrets of Painless Presenting

In This One Day Workshop I’ll Show You How To Be Truly Confident, Comfortable and Relaxed Presenting Yourself and Your Business in Any Situation, So That You Really Make an Impact, Stand Out in Your Marketplace and Win More Business

Posted on Aug 28

Video: When Business Presenting Are You Distracted or Distracting?

Are you distracted or distracting when presenting in your business? and what are the consequences?

Posted on Aug 27
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Why Being Confident When Presenting Is Not Enough

Chances are that whatever your business at some stage you will be have to do some sort of business presentation and this happened to the wife of a friend of mine recently …..

Posted on Aug 23
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One of The Biggest Mistakes in Business Presentations and Pitches

Have you ever done the same as this hotel owner I met in Scotland?……

Posted on Aug 10

Video: How Not to Use PowerPoint- If You Want to Make the Right Impression

Things to hate about PowerPoint… how many of these drive you nuts?

Posted on Aug 02

Video: Why the “Ugly Betty” Approach to Business Networking Doesn’t Work…..

If you regularly go business networking have you noticed an increase in the number of events and the number of people new to networking?

And I think many have been given this sort of advice…..

Posted on Jul 28
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What’s Your Business “WOW” Factor?

How The Macula have taken a well known type of presentation event and made it their own…..

Posted on Jul 25
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Three Pointers from The Apprentice Final…..

This was their opportunity to convey their business idea in such a way as to convince and persuade Lord Sugar to become their business partner and ……

Posted on Jul 18
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What Has Harry Potter Got To Do With Your Business?

Unfortunately The Dementors are at work in every business and every organisation….

Posted on Jul 14
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Are You Taking Full Advantage of This Free Marketing Opportunity for Your Business?

Are you one of the 68% of businesses who pass up on this chance to market your business for free?

Posted on Jul 04
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Lessons from Glastonbury……

Wow! what a weekend of music…. I think Glastonbury was better than ever this year. Even my 82 yr old Mum watched it! I didn’t know she was so interested…..  although I do remember she wouldn’t let me go when I was 18… anyway that’s another story. I wasn’t able to be there but like many [...]

Posted on Jun 27
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Is Their Communication Holding Women Back in Business?

Much research suggests that a relatively small proportion of the meaning of any communication is conveyed through the words that we say. But just how critical is the choice of words to use? and is it different for men and women?

Posted on Jun 23
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Business Presentations:The Ten Most Irritating Mannerisms?

Are these the ten most irritating mannerisms of business speakers and business presentations?

Posted on Jun 19
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How to Turn Your Business Presentation Butterflies into The Red Arrows

Two quick, easy and powerful techniques to help get rid of the panic of public speaking

Posted on Jun 15

Is Your Presentation Saying What You Think It Is?

Is your presentation saying what you think it is ? or is it saying something different to the audience?

Posted on Jun 11

The Link Between Your Business Presentation and The Iron Man

How your business presentation can be different, like The Iron Men in Crosby…………

Posted on Jun 07
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How to Get To Know Your Business Presentation Audience

The 10 questions that will help you to really tailor your presentation to your listeners

Posted on Jun 02
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Getting More Done in Your Business in Less Time … Sounds Impossible? Not if You Use This….

I came across this story the other day so I thought I’d share it with you……………

Posted on May 24
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Is Yours a Business Presentation for All Seasons?

Do you have a business presentation for all seasons?

Posted on May 20


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