Whisky and Public Speaking

Everyone knows that a great talk or presentation doesn’t just happen… engaging speakers like Obama, Churchill, and the wonderful TED talkers… don’t just turn up and open their mouth.

Oct 06, 2017

Prime Your Day & SLAP Your Audience

Tony Robbins, the world renowned high performance coach, says that if we are not in a positive state when we sit down to plan or do strategy, we'll only see the problems and not the solutions.

Jul 28, 2017

Why does funny equal more money?

Corporate speak in internal communications, the seriously dry, text heavy, power point based presentations & the concern about ‘saying the wrong thing’, means that fun & laughter can be scarce

Jul 21, 2017

How to Make Your Audience Thirsty

I've seen so many people doing pitches and presentations make the same fatal error…they make it all about them. How many sales presentations have you seen where the opening slide says things like…

Jul 07, 2017

How to Get Creative

Here are four great ways of increasing your creativity for generating humour, or generally coming up with some cool ideas.

Jul 05, 2017

How to Generate Stories for Speaking

Our lives are a rich tapestry of tales, and we just need to know how to dig in the right way, to bring up the gold. That's what I'd like to focus on this week.

Jun 24, 2017

Journey or Destination...What's More Important?

The subject of life's fragility, came up in a podcast I was listening to this week. It was an old episode of the ‘Art of Charm’ with Jordan Harbinger...

Jun 24, 2017

The 10 Commandments for Using Humour in Public Speaking

With great humour comes great responsibility...use it wisely!

Oct 28, 2020

How to Open and Close Your Presentations with Maximum Impact

In the first 30-60 seconds, you need to do, show, or say something that will shock the audience, that will intrigue them, and that will get them to focus on listening to what you have to say.

Oct 30, 2020

How to Learn to Love Networking

...but that was old style networking… it was a time of power suits, pin stripes and Ponzi schemes. I’d like to think things have changed today, and I think mostly they have, although…

Oct 23, 2020

Is the Key to Your Success Staring You in the Face?

You’ve heard everyone tell you, “to get business success, you’ve got to find your niche”, but it’s bloody hard…even when the answer is hiding in plain sight.

Oct 16, 2020

The Big Mistakes That Switch People Off When You Speak and How to Avoid Them!

It can be soul destroying…knowing you have a great product or service but not being able to get the attention of your dream customer...

Aug 12, 2021

What Do You Mean by ‘Story’ – Storytelling 101

Maybe you’ve heard that the secret to standing out, making people care and selling online is telling stories...

Oct 21, 2021

How to Find and Use Your Stories to Maximise Impact, Engagement and Sales When You Speak…

It’s likely you understand — what stories are, and the different types you can use when you’re speaking… BUT… there are some stories that are more powerful than others.

Sep 02, 2021