This is more than a blog. It’s a collection of resources, tools, tips, thoughts, notes, jottings, videos, images and other useful stuff to help your business communicate better…
Here you’ll find anything that I think is engaging, a great example of communication or just downright useful. With an occasional smattering of complete nonsense just because it made me laugh and I hope will brighten your day too.
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Do you rehearse your agency pitch?
Do you differentiate your agency?
Have you updated your agency pitches recently?
Why critique is important when you’re leading a team
Why the relationship between critique giver and recipient is vital
What am I doing when I critique someone’s presentation or speech?
What’s the difference between critique and feedback?
21 years in business lesson 3: I learned that I don’t want to be an employer – and that’s OK
21 years in business lesson 2: I run a one-person business, I’m not ‘just’ a freelancer
21 things I’ve learnt from 21 years in business
Interview with Paralympian Aaron Phipps
Interview with Camilla Long about Speaker Factor and Critique Club
Steve Bustin of Get Your Voice Heard Given Top Public Speaking Award
Tips for communicating with your dispersed team: Don’t refer to your team as ‘remote’
Tips for communicating with your dispersed team: Do they have the correct kit and skills to communicate effectively?
Communicating as an organisation in challenging times
How to find a compere or emcee coach
How to be an online compere and host a virtual event
So you’ve been asked to compere an event?
Close on a high note!
Signposting your way through your presentation
Structuring that tricky bit in the middle of your presentation
Creating content: a ‘brain dump’
Setting clear objectives for you AND your audience
Death By Bullet Point
The non-linear approach – let your audience set the structure
What’s the point of slides??
Using slides during your presentation
Open with a bang, not a whimper!
Using research to create content and why structuring your content is vital!
What makes a good presentation, part 2
Are you passionate?
What makes a good presentation?
The 10 things you’re doing wrong in your presentations (and how to fix them)
Getting your name in the papers (for all the right reasons)
Why Coaches should develop their public speaking skills
Be your own Speaker Coach
Don’t use PowerPoint in your presentation, use Jelly Babies!
Press release structure template
PR Strategy Template Download
Fishbone Template Download
Open course: 1 day masterclass in Presenting and Pitching Skills
How do you introduce your business and tell the world what you do?
Does this picture sum up your response to being asked to present or speak in public?
Random Thought: Default to ‘Yes’
Engagement Hit: Don’t use Powerpoint, use dancers.
Tool up: Improve your web cam with iGlasses
Planning your presentation
Tool up: Using a blog for engagement? Plan your content
Engagement Hit: Turn Twitter into a flickbook
Could you be a media expert?
How do you answer the question ‘What do you do’?
- Top Compering Tips
- Great Engagement Examples
- Random Thoughts
- Top Communication Tips
- Book download
- Tool up: Tools to try
- Top Presenting Tips
- Useful Stuff