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...

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...

April 27, 2018

After being a professional acting coach for most of my career, I know something about the importance of a vocal warm up for actors. But for anyone who has to speak for a living, or for part of their job - a vocal warm up is essential.

Just like an athlete that warms up...

April 25, 2018

Fear of Public Speaking is real. I've gone into some detail about why we get nervous during public speaking events in this earlier blog. You aren't weak, you are being affected by deeply rooted social insecurities. 

However, if public speaking is an important part of yo...

April 23, 2018

There is something that you can do today to improve your presentation or public speaking event with instant effect. It isn't complicated. It doesn't require training, or education. It isn't costly, but it is highly valuable.

If you want to remove something from your pre...

April 22, 2018

Many people that give presentations are unaware of how their use of personal pronouns impacts on the audience. For those of you that skipped that section of English class, a personal pronoun is way of referring to a person, such as I, You, We, He, Us, She.

People have a...

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