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All Change. The time has come for a new style of leadership.

Recent political events in the UK have left the establishment across the globe reeling. What’s next? What will be the impact? Where do we go from here? Whilst the answers to these questions have yet to unfold, what is clear is that traditional methods of leadership aren’t working. This isn’t…

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Simplicity – Why Less Really Is More

I’ve been trying to appoint a Financial Advisor over the last couple of weeks. It’s a world that I don’t really understand so I’m looking for someone who is an expert in their field and can then translate all that mumbo jumbo (my technical term for anything that appears on…

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Ticking Clock

Stop Wasting Time – 3 Steps For More Effective Meetings

Have you ever been to an “update meeting”? These crimes against humanity usually take place first thing in the morning and require employees to pack themselves into crowded meeting rooms to hear progress reports on a variety of projects, most of which they are not personally working on. The concept…

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Toys in a cot

The Power Of Imagination

On Monday I overheard my daughter playing in her cot. She was completely engrossed in a magical world of her own creation. I put a short post about my observations on Facebook and my wall exploded. The need for us adults to engage our imaginations seemingly struck a chord.  Yesterday…

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How To Start A Pitch Or Presentation

In this video I reveal the simple secret for grabbing your audience’s attention and getting them onside from the word go. You’ve got seven seconds to make a first impression. Make them count!! I’d love to hear how you get on with implementing this strategy so please leave me a…

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Breathing Exercises For Confident Public Speaking

Breathing is really important for making you sound and feel confident when you are in front of an audience. The first thing you should think about is the placement of your breath. A common mistake that people make when they are nervous is to start breathing up into the chest….

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How To Own The Stage

Many public speakers have really great ideas and with fantastic content. However, they are ruining their performance by not using their space like a pro. In this video I am going to show you some simple tips to help you own your stage when presenting and look completely comfortable and…

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The Secret To Connecting With Your Audience

There are many things you can do to make your audience love you but in my opinion the simplest and most effective is to make brilliant eye contact. In my latest video I give you my top three tips for connecting with your audience using your eyes. If you find…

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How To Use Your Hands When Presenting

I wanted to make some videos so that I could share with you some quick tips and tricks. In this first video I talk about the topic that probably comes up most often in my presentation skills training sessions…. “what do I do with my hands?”. I hope you find…

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Speaking On Camera: An Actor’s Top 5 Tips

I spent yesterday in the studio. That statement sounds very grand… the reality was somewhat more chaotic. The furniture in the office pushed against the walls, a white sheet erected for a back-drop, several lights cluttering the floor space and my iPhone 6 attached to a tripod to record the…

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