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Clarifying your core message for business presentations

I once coached a group of very experienced senior leaders to deliver a presentation at their internal leadership conference.     The audience were all senior executives and they each had...

The role of storytelling in presentations (and why you need them!)

We’ve all heard about the importance (and benefits) of storytelling, and many of us have probably been on the receiving end of an engaging presenter who manages to tell great...

How to make virtual presentations engaging

Over the last year, I’ve been delivering more virtual presentations than I dare to count and I’ve learned not only the practicalities of setting up an online presentation effectively but...

Cross-cultural communications strategies for effective leadership

In an increasingly globalized economy, the ability for leaders to communicate effectively with people from other cultures has become an essential leadership skill. Just because someone speaks the same language...

Three tips to make your speech more interesting

Don't end the story with the story! Three tips to make your speech more interesting   Newbie public speakers may often feel nervous delivering a presentation. Whether it’s a presentation...

Using introspection to find your One BIG Message

I have recently been coaching a Japanese lady who entered Mrs International Beauty Pageant.    You might think that a beauty pageant is all about swimsuits and glamour (I thought...

5 communication techniques I learned from being a parent

Parallels between parenting and leadership are plentiful. As a parent of a head strong 9-year old, while I run my own global leaders' communication training business, I am only too...

The ONE BIG MESSAGE that will help you become a more effective speaker

When I competed in Toastmaster’s international speech contest for the first time, I met Janice.  An athletic looking lady in her mid 50’s, with bright eyes and an assertive demeanour.   ...

The 6-step business storytelling structure that SELLS

Stories are powerful.  When my daughter was 4 years old, she asked for the same story every night for about 3 months.  Surely she would get bored by it, but...

The 4 most powerful ways of persuasive communication

Persuasion is the act of convincing someone to change their beliefs or act upon something that you suggest. The art of persuasive is not just about sales tactics. It’s about...