The Happy Valley Presentation Structure

2 July 2023 / All Posts, Featured, Presentations

"I still can't understand why we need this" said Lee.This left Marina exasperated.She'd spent a considerable amount of time listing ...

Flip the Fillers

30 May 2023 / All Posts, Effective Communication, Featured, Presentations

Want to sound more fluent when presenting? Say goodbye to annoying speech fillers and discover practical techniques to stop using them.

How to breathe for voice and calm

18 February 2022 / All Posts, Presentations

Here's how breathe to calm your nerves and power your voice before you present.

Pitching: turning ‘NO’ into ‘YES!’

14 February 2022 / All Posts, Body Language, Effective Communication, Presentations

Here's how one person turned THREE rejections to the SAME client into a yes, after discovering unspoken skills behind pitching.

The Four Styles of Communication – which one are you?

13 September 2021 / All Posts, Body Language, Effective Communication, Influencing and Persuasion, Presentations

Which of these 4 communication styles is your 'go to' and which could you use more? Learn how to adapt your behaviour to get your message to land.

11 reasons to pause when speaking

26 April 2021 / All Posts, Email Communication, Influencing and Persuasion, Job Interviews, Presentations

Pause is one of the most underused but most powerful tools in conversations, negotiations and presenting. Here are 11 reasons for using them more.

How to kill a story

29 March 2021 / All Posts, Effective Communication, Featured, Influencing and Persuasion, Presentations, Storytelling

I witnessed a murder.  Thankfully, no-one was killed.It was the evening of the first day of my two-day Presentation workshop ...

How to control presentation nerves – with the technique that snipers use

11 March 2021 / All Posts, Presentations

When I was about 16, I recall my cousin declaring, with great concern, that she had nothing to worry about.  ...

The one word you need to be using MUCH MORE on remote calls

29 November 2020 / All Posts, Effective Communication, Influencing and Persuasion, Productive Meetings

Online meetings aren't made for maximum engagement and usually they're missing a trick.This 'trick' is the simplest of ways to ...

How great speakers end presentations

7 October 2020 / All Posts, Presentations

Ending a presentation can feel awkward. Once if grinds to a halt, you're left weakly asking, "Any questions?" or an ...