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The Way Out Was Easy – Get The Right Presentation Mindset

I took the call; it was a call no husband wants to take. The voice on the other end told me my wife had been in a car accident on a duel carriageway near Wakefield. The car was a total right off… my wife was ok, shaken and bruised but she was ok. In 15…

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7 Steps To Confident Communication, from Customer Service Skills to Job Interviews

You can communicate with confidence. We all have the tools at our disposal. It just takes a little bit more effort for some of us to use those tools. With the right know-how and training behind you though, you could be communicating like a pro in no time at all. The DNA of good customer…

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5 Reasons Why We Get Speech Anxiety

We have been analyzing the most popular reasons why people suffer from speech anxiety – here are our top 5. Self-consciousness in front of groups. If we are speaking one to one most people are at ease however when we add a group of people could even be to the same talk/subject- anxiety kicks in…

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E=MC is now the art of speaking Influence

You would be forgiven if you thought the above is a formula from a science text book! In fact what it means in the world of public speaking is that anyone who takes to the stage as a professional speaker or MC (master of ceremonies) must have E (Energy)! An obvious point you may think…

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What makes a great speech?

What makes a great speech, what makes an effective speech and how can you connect with the audience. “Within a system which denies the existence of basic human rights, fear tends to be the order of the day. Fear of imprisonment, fear of torture, fear of death, fear of losing friends, family, property or means…

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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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