January 19, 2021

Are You Ready for Your Success?

The power of using a Success Review and a Success Diary
January 13, 2021

How to Get Less of What You Don’t Want in 2021

It’s that time of year when social media is full of articles, videos and blog posts about setting your goals and how different things will be […]
August 6, 2020

Why Silence is Essential for Leaders

  ” Silence is one of the great arts of conversation”     Cicero The world is made for those who step up and stand out, not […]
July 23, 2020

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 . . .
July 22, 2020

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 . . .
April 10, 2020

Struggling with Presenting On-Line? It’s just 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....
January 6, 2020

Women Leaders – Is This You?

Here are 9 things you can do to own your own brilliance and share it - to STEP UP and STAND OUT.
May 10, 2019

Death by Chocolate Or…?

Are you up for a challenge? This challenge is to make a decision whilst letting go of “getting it right”......
May 10, 2019

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 . . .
May 10, 2019

Would You Have a Go at This or Let It Be?

Imagine for a moment that I give you a box.bright box with lid It measures 30cm x 20cm x 5cm. It is brightly coloured and has a lid which at the moment is closed.
May 10, 2019

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 […]
May 10, 2019

Are you a Likeable Presenter? Which 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?
May 10, 2019

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 . . .
January 14, 2015

You Will Continue to Get What You Don’t Want in 2015 Unless You Make This Change….

Following from last week's post, find out why you will continue to get what you don't want in 2015 unless you make this change......
January 7, 2015

Why Making New Year’s Resolutions is a Waste of Your Time

Cath describes why 90% of resolutions fail within 30 days of setting them and what you need to do to get more of what you want for your business.
December 17, 2014

3 Steps to a Stressless Christmas

If you would like a quick and easy way to destress at Christmas then here are 3 things you can do that will make a huge difference.
November 27, 2014

We Sometimes Over-Complicate Things…..

We sometime over-complicate things ...... and it really is simple.
October 30, 2014

Do You Trick or Treat in Your Business? Because It’s Probably Losing You Sales

It's halloween but do you trick or treat in your business all year round? because it's probably losing you sales....
August 8, 2014

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.
July 3, 2014

Do you have a Presentation Habit Like Maria Sharapova?

If you do the same thing as Maria Sharapova it could be losing you business...
May 23, 2014

Thinking of Presentation Training? How to Make Sure You Get a Great Return on Your Investment.

In this blog post, Cath tells you the key things to look for when deciding on a presentation training course...
May 1, 2014

How to Switch on Confidence

Presenting is all about what we do with our bodies and by changing the way you hold your body, you can change the level of confidence you feel. You can try this by....
April 17, 2014

Struggling with Presenting On-Line? It’s just 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....
April 10, 2014

What You Can Learn about Presenting from Ladies’ Day at Aintree

What you can learn to do and what not to do in your presentations from watching Ladies Day at Aintree.
April 3, 2014

The TED Commandments of Great Presenting

In this week's post, Cath shares with you, the ten commandments from organisation TED Talks, as a reminder of what to strive for when you are presenting to have a profound impact on your audience.
March 6, 2014

5 Toxic Beliefs that Ruin Your Presentations

We all have different beliefs when it comes to presenting depending on our life experiences. Here are 5 limiting beliefs that consistently make people mess up when they present.
February 27, 2014

The “Don’t Say This” List

In this post, Cath suggests some phrases that will affect your credibility, minimise the impact of what you are saying and undermine your professional standing.
February 13, 2014

Top 10 Tips for Better Business Communication

Do you ever feel like your message isn't being received by your audience? Well here are 10 tips to be more flexible and better at communicating.
February 6, 2014

4 Ways to Build Your Persuasive and Powerful PresenceTM as a Woman in Business

As a woman in business, are you taken seriously? Do you want to reach the highest level of success? Here are 4 ways to start your powerful and persuasive presence to achieve just that.
January 30, 2014

21 Words and Phrases That Should Be Banned from Presentations

Do you use these banned words and phrases in your presentation? In this post, Cath suggests ways to eliminate these when you're presenting.
January 22, 2014

The 12 Worst Excuses for Not Improving Your Presenting Skills – Which Ones Do You Use?

Are you guilty of using excuses to avoid improving your presenting skills? In this post, Cath points out the 12 worst excuses we use and how to tackle them.
December 19, 2013

4 Lessons from Strictly

Using 4 lessons from popular reality TV show Strictly Come Dancing, Cath teaches you how to apply these lessons to your presenting skills.
November 28, 2013

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 ....
November 20, 2013

6 Powerful Presenting Lessons from Master Yoda

Based on principles from the wise Jedi Master Yoda, here are 6 ways to make your presentations more powerful.
November 14, 2013

Blackadder, BEM and You

Taking inspiration from Edmund Blackadder, Cath Daley outlines the key points to delivering memorable and well structured presentations.
November 6, 2013

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.
October 30, 2013

7 Reasons I Hated Your Presentation – What the Panel Don’t Tell You in Their Feedback

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!
October 23, 2013

What Does the Way You Walk Say About You?

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.....
October 16, 2013

8 Tips for Using Stats in Your Presentation

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.....
October 9, 2013

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.....
October 2, 2013

19 Great Quotes to Inspire You to Better Presenting

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.
September 26, 2013

9 Simple Tips for a Powerful and Persuasive Presentation

In this post Cath outlines 9 simple and specific things you can do to make your next presentation more powerful and persuasive.
September 12, 2013

Using Your “Super Brain” to Get Rid of the Nerves

In this post Cath outlines why developing your "Super Brain" can really help you get rid of the nerves when presenting.
August 22, 2013

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.......
August 8, 2013

13 Business Reasons Why You Need To Be More Persuasive

In this post Cath outlines 13 reasons why you need to learn how to be more persuasive if you want to be more successful in your business and personally too.
July 25, 2013

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!
July 17, 2013

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.
July 10, 2013

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....
June 24, 2013

Do you have a Presentation Habit Like Maria Sharapova?

If you do the same thing as Maria Sharapova it could be losing you business . . .
June 19, 2013

How Your Body Language Affects How You See Yourself

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.
June 12, 2013

The 6 Shortcuts to Persuasive Presenting

In this short post Cath outlines the 6 shortcuts you can take to be immediately more persuasive.
May 30, 2013

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
May 23, 2013

The 6 Principles of Persuasive Presenting:Part 5

In this series of blog posts Cath outlines the practical ways you can use the scientific principles of persuasion in your presentation . Part 5: Liking
May 7, 2013

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
April 25, 2013

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
April 18, 2013

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
April 10, 2013

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
April 5, 2013

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 […]
March 20, 2013

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.
March 6, 2013

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 . . . .
January 30, 2013

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 . . . .
January 23, 2013

The Power of 3

Listen to how his pitch and tone get stronger and stronger as he runs through his marathon ‘let freedom reign’. . . .
January 17, 2013

Abraham Lincoln, the Oscars and Your Presentation

When you ask people what Abraham Lincoln is famous for it's usually two things - being assassinated and The Gettysburg Address. The Gettysburg Address is considered to be . . .
December 5, 2012

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!
November 29, 2012

Is Your Presentation You?

The extremes of the presentations spectrum- which are you?
November 21, 2012

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.
November 14, 2012

Which Rank of Presentation Jedi are You?

Now whether or not you like Star Wars, the stories offer a number of ideas that we can apply in business and just one of them is the concept of the Jedi Academy. Members of the order progress through four tiers of rank, at times referred to as levels. I’ve taken these and applied them to the development of Presentation Skills for your business. So,with apologies to Star Wars fans, here is my version of the Presentation Jedi Academy.......
October 24, 2012

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.....
October 17, 2012

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.
October 9, 2012

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.
September 28, 2012

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 […]
September 20, 2012

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......
August 30, 2012

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.
August 15, 2012

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 . . . .
August 8, 2012

Olympics – Love them or Loathe Them?

So let me be controversial here. “To be successful you need to put in the effort.” . . . .
August 2, 2012

Bond, The Queen and Mr. Bean

The three best moments form the Olympic Opening Ceremony London 2012 and your presentation......
July 26, 2012

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.....
July 20, 2012

Why You Need to be the Pilot in Your Business Presentation

Presentation audiences are very much like aircraft passengers.......
July 12, 2012

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 . . .
July 4, 2012

Networking : The difference between highly skilled and average?

The first Visiting Professor of Networking in the world at Cass Business School at City University, London says effective networking will make the difference between.....
June 20, 2012

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...
June 13, 2012

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.
June 7, 2012

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.........
May 15, 2012

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.
April 25, 2012

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 . . .
April 11, 2012

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 . . . . .
March 28, 2012

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? . . .
March 21, 2012

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 . . . .
March 15, 2012

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.
March 7, 2012

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?
March 1, 2012

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.
February 22, 2012

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.........
February 8, 2012

Video: Your Business Communication – Confusion or Clarity?

January 18, 2012

Why “Pitching” in Business Doesn’t Work

In various business magazines, on websites and in the press you will often see references to “pitching” for business. You’ll see articles and book with titles […]
January 12, 2012

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 […]
December 14, 2011

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

How do social perceptions apply to your business presentations?
November 20, 2011

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 […]
November 10, 2011

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 […]
October 26, 2011

What Links Toblerone, the Nobel Prize and Your Business Presentation?

What links a new snack, an international prize for physics and your business presentation?
October 19, 2011

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.....