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BBC Radio 4 – Public Speaking Academy review Ed Miliband speech

Last month we were invited by BBC Radio 4 to evaluate Ed Miliband’s speech at the Labour Party Conference. BBC Radio 4 asked The Public Speaking Academy to feedback on the approach Ed Millaband took in his key note address and discuss whether we should be aiming to speak without notes especially when tackling issues…

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How To Create Your Speaking State – Podcast

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadYou have different ‘states’ in all parts of your life – in the way you communicate with your boss, your customers, your partner or your friends.  We have developed these ‘states’ over many years.  Speaking requires you to develop a state that works for speaking to groups, but many…

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Is being uneasy about delivering a   presentation hindering you?

Many of us may be familiar with the Jerry Seinfeld quote of speaking in public being a top ten human fear where most would be “better off in the casket than doing the eulogy” !!! So we know that public speaking is scary -What’s particularly harsh about public speaking is that it’s imposed– think work, weddings and business…

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Never compare yourself to others

We compare ourselves to others despite being told ‘compare yourself to yourself’, ‘just be you’ or ‘just be content’ …if only! As a trainer, coach and speaker – you may expect the fear of public speaking is something firmly in the past, after speaking in front of thousands over the years shouldn’t it just be…

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How to ensure your speech has the winning edge?

Billal Jamil Director at Public Speaking Academy writes about his personal lessons after getting through two contests to reach a Division Area Speaking Contest final. I toyed with titling this article ‘Sour Grapes!’ as it is based on insights from losing at a speaking contest to some very witty, vibrant and polished speakers and speeches….

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Public Speaking Academy in Amman, Jordan

Jordanian history stretches back over the entire millennia, offering a rich and rewarding experience for any explorer. Whether it is seeing the ancient city of Petra or witnessing the miracles of the black sea – this is a country with a story tell. So at the invite of Silver Tongue Communication the Public Speaking Academy…

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Why the word ‘Audience’ should be banned

I was at a conference recently when the CEO referred to ‘the audience’ he had spoken to the previous year, he also referred to us again as; “you….the audience”. His words seemed to grate on me and I suspect on others too but instead of switching off I became really curious. Why had his words…

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Public Speaking Training, the right approach

You’ve been there right? A day out from the office on a training course sounds great. But you get there to find a guy jabbering at you all day long, Powerpoint slide after Powerpoint slide, seemingly aiming to bore you to tears before you finally get to do something different – interactive even.. fill in…

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‘Fear of Public Speaking’ course attendees talking after their intensive training day.

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‘Sheffield Star’ Double Page Feature

Following Martin Smith’s attendance at our full ‘1 Day Intensive Fear of Public Speaking’ course, we receive an excellent review… ‘It Works’. Here’s the full article for you to read online.

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