Most people worry about the information that they need to convey to their audience in a presentation. They turn presentations into an opportunity to transfer data. But that's the functional part of giving presentations. To be honest, focusing less on transferring infor...

When you get up in front of people, your mind and body react like you are under threat. 

First, your mind gives you a bunch of reasons to stop risking public humiliation and tries to persuade you to leave. If you don't present, you can't humiliate yourself. Call in...

Are you like some of my clients? You would rather die than give a presentation? Whenever you have to give a presentation, you remember some horrific event at school when you wanted to curl up and die? Do you recoil at the thought of getting up in front of people, every...

September 16, 2018

My friends Nick and Zhanna own an excellent private tour guide business in Glasgow called Glasgow Private Tours. They are very busy giving amazing walking tours of Glasgow throughout the year to tourists from all around the world. Lately, they told us about Glasgow's O...

September 9, 2018


I am not a fan of Powerpoint. But mainly because it's used very badly. There's a ton of things on the screen, all distracting and pulling the attention of the audience away from your message. 

I'm not going to go into that right now. Quietly simply, I wa...

May 8, 2018

When you are preparing your presentation, one of the most under-explored areas is to research the location, the venue where you will be giving the presentation.

I once did a presentation at BNI Dynamo in Glasgow, where I was at a podium at one end of the room, then ther...

May 2, 2018

There is nothing that empowers you as a public speaker like speaking from a place of authenticity. But if the author of the speech is not an authority on their topic, then the piece will not have authenticity

Authenticity sells. People like the genuine. It sells the m...

April 30, 2018

Many of my clients tell me that they are concerned about vocal variety when giving presentations or other forms of public speaking. 

BUT The answer has little to do with their voice ITSELF...

If you're concerned about your voice lacking vocal variety, then you probably h...

April 29, 2018

Everyone hates PowerPoint. PowerPoint is evil. Not the software itself. The way that people use it. We hate the way that you are using it. So either use it properly. Or please please stop. 

 Actually, Harvard University will back me up when they recently announced that...

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