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Presenting and public speaking are skills  like so many others in our lives which in order to be successful at them there are some fundamental principles we need to acknowledge first.  I’ve long held the view that it’s the people who understand and apply the core principles of high impact presenting and public speaking who tend to[…]

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60 years ago, Earl Nightingale, the highly respected speaker, author and radio personality gave us the secret to brilliant presenting and perhaps even other aspects of life. He recorded an audio program which sold over a million copies to become the first spoken- word recording to achieve Gold Record Status. That recording, ‘The Strangest Secret’[…]

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“Don’t think. Feel. It is like a finger pointing out to the Moon, don’t concentrate on the finger or you will miss all that heavenly glory.”  Bruce Lee Bruce Lee was arguably the greatest martial artist in history and I can’t tell you how many times I watched the classic film ‘Enter the Dragon’ when[…]

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As the founder of a revolutionary presentation skills training and development business our mission is very clear; we exist to: ‘Help professionals make the leap from simply sharing information and achieving an intellectual understanding to also creating a memorable emotional connection which inspires action.’ To achieve our objective we know that at the heart of[…]

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Board meeting

Powerful presentation tips may offer the answer to transforming tedious business meetings which leave so many professionals uninspired. A number of readers seemed to empathise with a previous article I wrote having left comments such as:  ‘My previous employer needs to read this’ ‘Whew! I thought it was just me!’ ‘Many companies could take notes[…]

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happy-audience

Life itself is full of presentation tips when you take a moment to reflect. When I was a small boy my parents invested enormous energy trying hard to influence so much of my behaviour, beliefs, emotional development, character and even aspirations. As they worked on me at home, at school it seemed my teachers roles seem to[…]

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Presenting your monthly or quarterly  update at your company meetings is  challenge for even the most confident and gifted speaker. Presentation updates are largely designed to keep everyone informed. It is that last Friday of each month that everyone sits in the same seat around the same table telling each other the same thing they say every month.[…]

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Authenticity has long been one of the most respected and sought after qualities in leadership, presenting and public speaking. We live in highly competitive world where for many our very self-esteem rests squarely on being liked, impressing people and an insatiable desire to look good. That’s why it’s so refreshing to hear someone speak who is[…]

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So much has been written about the skill of speaking and presenting in public; in fact I’ve written over 100 articles myself in the last year alone. I’ve written an entire series about the ‘Art and Science of Presenting’, opening, closing, storytelling, anxiety, body language, and probably just about everything you may be able to[…]

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Ranging from finance to pharmaceuticals and aerospace to automotive our clients often present a similar opening challenge to us with each enquiry: “Our work is very technical and complex to explain so it is important to ensure that we are able to simplify our message and communicate it clearly to someone who has no previous[…]

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Whatever your profession or personal interests we all have people who we admire and respect in our chosen passion. It may be an author, speaker or leader who has achieved a level of success or significance in their field that we can learn from and feel inspired by. It may even be someone we aspire[…]

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Presenting is about crafting and delivering a persuasive message with meaningful stories. After all, there’s not much point in delivering an Oscar winning performance if your objective is to lead your audience into action and they simply applaud and do nothing.  When you are mindful they too become mindful and will act on your ideas.[…]

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When it comes to presenting and public speaking I’m comforted by the fact that there are some timeless truths that haven’t changed and are always worth repeating.  Driven by our ambition to change how organisations inspire and engage people, we make it our business to share everything that we believe to be of value in[…]

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Those of you who follow us will know only too well that our passion at Mindful Presenter is simply presenting, nothing more and nothing less.  We teach it every day and write about it every week.  The really exciting thing about the Mindful Presenter philosophy is that we are continually learning from fellow coaches, consultants,[…]

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Most presentations involve some form of question and answer session which for many professionals is a major source of anxiety. One of the key issues we are asked to help people with in our presentation skills workshops is learning how to answer difficult questions more professionally.  Many presenters dread the Q & A because having[…]

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Presentation lessons surrround us at every turn; whether its Halloween, Bonfire Night, Christmas or seeing in the New Year, if there is grandeur involved you can be sure their is something you can take to your next presentation. Tonight is Bonfire Night and if you’re one of the millions wrapping up over the next couple of[…]

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    It seems to me that there are only 3 types of people that would listen to a politician speak non-stop for 1hr and 10 minutes. A fellow politician, someone interested in politics or someone who is passionate about public speaking. I’m one of the latter. I’ve just finished watching the YouTube video of[…]

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Having spent over 25 years in senior management roles I was often troubled by a particular pattern I saw in almost every meeting.  If I were to describe an image of what I believe I typically saw each month it would look something like this: – Each person sitting in the same seat they always occupied.[…]

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  As a presentation and public speaking coach I’ve always been aware of Toastmasters International and its worldwide reputation for helping people to improve their communication and public speaking skills.  My curiosity has led me to attend several of their meetings in the past to experience for myself the value they offer. After 6 visits[…]

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Presenting in business has changed dramatically over the past two decades; the question is, has your organisation changed or are you part of today’s leadership crisis? Would you market your business today the same way you were marketing it 20 years ago? Would you use exactly the same technology today that you were using in your[…]

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