Tips ‘n’ Tools

How this trick instantly turned Presentation Panic into Cool Composure

5 December 2022 / All Posts, Presentations

If you don't like how you feel when you present, here's how to change that in an instant.

How to get your message through to mixed audiences

21 November 2022 / All Posts, Effective Communication, Featured, Presentations, Productive Meetings

More often than not you'll be presenting to a mixed audience. So how do you keep all of them satisfied? Read this to find out how.

How to sound natural when you’ve scripted the whole darn thing

3 April 2022 / All Posts, Presentations

Writing out a 'script' and sticking it on your screen won't do you any favours. So how can you use prompts without sounding scripted?

How to use gesture when you present – and speak to sound confident (even when you’re not)

6 March 2022 / All Posts, Effective Communication, Presentations

Learn when and how to move and sound to seem more confident: even when you're not.

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.

6 story themes that win pitches

9 November 2021 / All Posts, Effective Communication, Influencing and Persuasion, Presentations

Storytelling is crucial in pitches. Here are 6 proven themes that drastically improve your chances of winning funding.

How to use emotion to get people to act (when you present and for everything else…)

4 October 2021 / All Posts, Effective Communication, Presentations

When you want others to make decisions as a result of your presentations, you need emotion. Here are 10 ways to include emotion that make people want to act: even when the content's dry.

When to tell a personal story in a business context (without exposing yourself)

29 June 2021 / All Posts, Effective Communication, Influencing and Persuasion, Presentations

So you know that storytelling is one of the most effective ways to bring about behaviour change  and you know ...

How a lower voice will change your outcomes

20 June 2021 / All Posts, Effective Communication, Influencing and Persuasion

Have you ever heard anyone whose voice grates?  You want to switch them OFF regardless of what they're saying, like this, ...