A brand new year is almost here and the daylight hours are getting longer again.
As usual at this time of year thoughts turn to making New Year Resolutions.
Have you made any yet?
Because did you know that by the end of January only about 10% of people are succeeding at keeping their resolutions?
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?
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.
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.”
Sue is Vice President of Business Development for GainXInc., a global technology firm that is leading the charge in enterprise innovation and she has extensive experience in enterprise development working within the UK, the USA and Central America.
She has MAs Human Resource Management and Social Enterprise Management and is a Visiting Fellow at the Small Business Research Centre at Kingston University.
In addition to being the Global Advisor for WE Connect International, Sue is a Special advisor to the All Parliamentary Group for Women in Enterprise and a trustee of the Commonwealth Children’s League Education Fund supporting girls in emerging countries to continue their secondary education.
In 2014 Sue was awarded the MBE for promoting women’s business leadership worldwide.
Sue O’Brien is the CEO of the Norman Broadbent Group and since assuming that role in 2008 she has grown the business to become one of the world’s leading executive search firms.
She is a founding member of the Women’s Business Council, an independent council commissioned by the Rt.Hon Teresa May in 2012, to look at pragmatic and workable recommendations to prevent women from being excluded from making a positive contribution to the UK Economy.
In January 2014 Sue was awarded the OBE for services to Gender Equality in the Workplace and voluntary services to the community.
Dr. Inna Baigozina-Goreli is a partner at the global management consultancy A.T. Kearney.
With over 20 years of consulting experience serving global clients in the Chemicals, Industrial and other B2B sectors across ~20 countries , she support clients on a broad range of issues from portfolio and business unit strategy development and merger integration to commercial excellence and profitability transformation.
Born in Australia, Tamara grew up absorbing four generations of history and knowledge of design and became passionate about fashion after watching her grandmother and mother design and create dresses for clients in their home. At the age of 12 she started creating garments for herself and friends who were eager to pay for her innovative designs and by the age of 15, she was selling her own clothes to private clients and independent boutiques in Australia.
Baroness Martha Lane Fox is an English businesswoman and philanthropist. She co-founded Lastminute.com in the dotcom boom of the early 2000s and has subsequently served on public service digital projects. She is a board member of Channel 4, mydeco.com, Marks & Spencer, and chairs the board of the digital skills charity, Go ON UK. Martha has received the CBE for services to the digital economy and charity.
The brain has a limited time span for concentration, particularly if you are just listening passively to the presentation – and this limits the amount of information that can be meaningfully absorbed. So avoid bombarding your audience when you are presenting!
Marlene Cain is an award winning speaker and Founder of Marcain Communication who has been praised by The California State Senate for her “outstanding commitment and support to local businesses.” As an Enterrainer she has educated and motivated thousands of employees in transition to explore career advancement techniques and practices on behalf of Fortune 500 clientele including Disney Imagineering, IBM, Xerox, Bank of America, UPS, NBC, Chubb Life America, General Dynamics, Johnson and Johnson.
Edwina Dunn is a successful entrepreneur and co-founder of Dunn Humby, the company who originated the Tesco Clubcard and other loyalty programmes. In February 2013 she launched the not for profit “What I See” Project- an active on-line space where women’s voices can be heard and amplified, to celebrate and inspire everyday role models from all walks of life.
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....
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
Most goal setting doesn’t work because it is missing one crucial piece.
The Kick Start Your Success session is about identifying your goals and structuring them using that missing piece that makes them happen every time.
So how can you do that?
Many bid presentations and pitches fail and if that's ever happened to you then you'll be interested in finding out why.I did some research with many people who sit on procurement panels. I asked them for their candid feedback about what they hated and here are the results.
This is what you don't get in your feedback..... and you may find a few surprises!
From time to time I come across articles that I think you might be interested in and find useful so have a look at this....
I may have mentioned in past posts how important and powerful first impressions are.
This article by Cindi May in Scientific American describes some of the science behind it.....
Many people find it challenging to add statistics in a way that is memorable for your audience rather than switch them off and in the worst cases the message can be entirely lost and that can have serious and horrific consequences.....
As part of Liverpool Chamber of Commerce's 60 Really Useful Minutes Series on 22nd Nov.
It's Time to STEP UP and STAND OUT - 1 hr Workshop
for Women Leaders- CEOs, Directors, Partners, Senior Executives, Women Entrepreneurs and women aspiring to these roles.
Here's a list of 19 interesting quotes about presenting and public speaking that can inspire you to become better at presenting.
As well as being motivational these quotes include bits of presenting wisdom that are essential to keep your listeners on the edge of their seats.
I'm now officially a published author!
I am one of several international experts asked to contribute to
PUBLIC SPEAKING Tips from the Pros How to be a Powerful, Dynamic and Confident Public Speaker.
Look out especially for Chapter 6: The best ways to incorporate statistics into your presentation.
"This is one of the best discussions you’ll read on how to use statistics in a speech".. find out more....
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.......
We know that our gestures and body language affect how others see us, but does it also change how we see ourselves? In this video you can see lots of examples of how your posture has a significant effect on your success.
As part of ACCELERATE 2013 Cath hosted a fringe event on 26th June entitled “How Do We Get More Women in the Boardroom?” – a discussion with women who have beaten the trend.With over 30 women leaders, from a variety of sectors, in the room the event was a great success with lots of thought provoking discussion......
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.
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