From the category archives:

Presentation philosophy

Are you ready for the third era in presenting?

August 12, 2010

There have been three distinct eras of public speaking and presenting. They are all still present today, but at different levels of maturity. The third era – the era of the audience – is going to be challenging for most presenters and public speakers. It requires a new attitude. But first let’s review the first [...]

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How to get the most out of Toastmasters

December 3, 2008

Toastmasters is a great organisation to join to get lots of speaking practice and increase your confidence. I was in Toastmasters for eight years and it made a huge difference to my life – I became a confident speaker, an effective social networker … and I met my husband there! It makes a huge difference [...]

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I wish I’d spoken at my father’s funeral

October 26, 2008

Being able to express yourself publicly at important ceremonies and celebrations – funerals, weddings, christenings and birthdays – is one of the greatest gifts. My father died 10 years ago. I was going to speak at his funeral. But when we arrived at the church all I could see were the distinguished, CEO-looking men in [...]

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The 6 reasons why face-to-face presenting is more persuasive

May 31, 2008

Seth Godin recently posted that as online methods of engaging and interacting improve, the expectations for face-to-face interactions such as sales calls, presentations and conferences will increase: In other words, “I flew all the way here for this?” is going to be far more common than it used to be. This got me thinking about whether [...]

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