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 . . .
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

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 . . .
March 26, 2015

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.
February 19, 2015

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.
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...
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 ....
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.....
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.......
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 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.
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 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 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.
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.
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 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 . . .
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...
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?
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 25, 2012

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 . . . .
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 15, 2011

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......
September 30, 2011

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.
September 23, 2011

Neutrinos, the Speed of Light and Your Business Presentation

The astonishing and startling results from CERN about the behaviour of neutrinos can......
September 16, 2011

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.....
September 9, 2011

Video: Is Your Business Message As Powerful As This?

How a simple yet profound idea can be truly exciting and inspirational.......
August 10, 2011

One of The Biggest Mistakes in Business Presentations and Pitches

Have you ever done the same as this hotel owner I met in Scotland?......
July 4, 2011

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?
June 27, 2011

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 […]
June 2, 2011

How to Get To Know Your Business Presentation Audience

The 10 questions that will help you to really tailor your presentation to your listeners
April 8, 2011

Video: Can you Dance the Communication Dance Like This?

April 4, 2011

Video: Have You Got Your Presentation Handbrake On?

March 31, 2011

Are you making the same mistake in your presentations as Jamie Oliver?

Grrr!!! I’m frustrated. Jamie Oliver’s newest venture on TV – Jamie’s Dream School is a success, but for me it’s based on a huge, incorrect supposition. For […]