Body language is incredibly important for presenters.  Our posture, the way we gesture, how we stand, the extent to which we move and how we physically ‘own the room’ all combine to communicate presence, confidence, comfort, authority and credibility – ...Read More

We all know how important it is to be a confident, impactful, engaging presenter. Because let’s face it - you might be the smartest person in your team, have the best ideas, come up with the most innovative solutions - ...Read More

“Feedback is the breakfast of champions” - the famous quote by Ken Blanchard epitomises the importance of providing constructive advice to those we work with.  We all know that feedback is essential in helping us develop professionally and so reach ...Read More

Make Meetings Matter For many, meetings are the bane of their lives.  They can suck time out of the day, bore people to distraction, and leave attendees feeling frustrated.  As the saying goes “Meetings are indispensable when you don't want to ...Read More

HANDle with care In our previous post we talked about the use of gestures and how they can be used to help add impact to our message and presentation style. The reality though is that some people are very careful with the ...Read More

What should I do with my hands? “You play the hand you're dealt.  I think the game's worthwhile” CS Lewis One of the most common questions we get asked during our presentation skills workshops is ‘what should I do with my hands?’  There ...Read More

is it a picture that paints a thousand words...or a word or two that paints a thousand pictures? a few, well chosen words can evoke amazing images. there’s been some comment in the blogosphere on this. for instance CreativityWorks’ post citing ...Read More

is it a picture that paints a thousand words...or a word or two that paints a thousand pictures?  a few, well chosen words can evoke amazing images. there’s been some recent comment in the blogosphere on this. for instance CreativityWorks’ post citing ...Read More

As the saying goes – you never get a 2nd chance to make a great 1st impression, and yet for most of us, kicking off a presentation is the hardest part.  It’s where we often feel the least prepared and ...Read More

Starting a presentation is a bit like starting a car.  You don’t jump in, throw it into 5th gear and try to roar off.  If you did you’d probably stall the car, damage your gear box and make a fool ...Read More