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 get comfortable with silence

2 May 2021 / All Posts, Effective Communication, Influencing and Persuasion, Presentations

Silence adds power to your communication but people avoid it because a pause can feel soooo long. Here's how to feel comfortable with silence.

3 ways to handle presentation anxiety and nerves

21 March 2021 / All Posts, Presentations

Presentation nerves affect the best of them. Here are three ways to control anxiety before you present. They're quick and effective.

How to get your speech clearer (plus FREE download)

7 February 2021 / All Posts, Effective Communication, Presentations

Get your tongue in a twist when you speak? Sound a little limp and lacking in conviction? If you know ...

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 ...

3 ways to use anticipation to keep your audience alert (and wanting what you’ve got)

14 June 2020 / All Posts, Influencing and Persuasion, Presentations

The danger of an audience drifting off mentally when they're in front of you is as imminent online as when ...

5 ways to hook your audience when presenting online

24 May 2020 / All Posts, Effective Communication, Presentations, Productive Meetings

Guilty! I admit it. I've logged into online presentations, turning off the camera and mic.All very convenient as this gave ...

What everybody needs to be doing with technical presentations

1 March 2020 / All Posts, Effective Communication, Influencing and Persuasion, Presentations

You know your stuff but sometimes we take for granted how much others understand.The issue with specialists, technical or otherwise, ...

How to make your content 10x clearer through gesture

23 February 2020 / All Posts, Body Language, Effective Communication, Presentations

How to use gesture to make your content 10x clearerWant to keep your audience with you, even with the most ...

9 weak words and crass cliches to avoid when you present

13 September 2019 / All Posts, Effective Communication, Presentations

"For me, words are a form of action, capable of influencing change. Their articulation represents a complete, lived experience."—Ingrid Bengis ...