The soon to be forgotten Jeremy Clarkson has built his career out of this single skill. No, not bullying, whingeing and feeling sorry for himself after behaving appallingly to producers, fellow journalists, wives, foreigners, and anyone who didn’t attend a public school (Chavs, I think, is the word he uses to describe most of the […]

We’ve helped the likes of Ford, Porsche, JP Morgan, State Street, JC Decaux, Mercer, Mitsubishi and many other brilliant businesses sell their ideas, their products and their services effectively over 25 years, all over the world.  Learn our simple approach to storytelling and speaking to maximum effect, and see how much of our thinking has been […]

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Pitching for Business – The perfect pitch?

March 7, 2015

Even the most sophisticated pitches, should have that desire to sell as the focus. We want to sell our products and services for cash. We have an opportunity, an audience and we almost always have competition. The overtness of the ‘selling’ might be more muted and more careful, depending on your business, but it’s a sale you’re after […]

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Should presenters use laser pointers? – Explained.

March 5, 2015

In a previous post, I asked the question; ‘Should a presenter ever use a laser pointer?’ The answer’s ‘no’, and the reasons are simple. The audience doesn’t need you to be flashing a potentially harmful shaft of intense, coloured light, over their heads and shakily swishing it round a complex and (usually) spectacularly unhelpful visual aid.  Even cats […]

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5 other things that presenters should never do…

March 2, 2015

In a previous post I gave a short set of reasons why presenters should never, never, never use a laser pointer, when they stand up to speak.  Why? Because it makes them look incompetent, and the audience could work out what it was they wanted them to look at specifically if the slide wasn’t – A […]

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FREE Prezi Template – March

February 27, 2015

Let’s go global! As so many businesses, large or small, deal with others around the world, we thought a world map would be a great template to have in your Prezi collection. You can use our March template to present results, research, in fact, almost any subject that relates to what is happening, globally, in your area of […]

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Should presenters use laser pointers?

February 26, 2015

No. And here’s why.

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They stole my story… It’s not fair and other speaker moans

February 25, 2015

It’s a horrible moment in a speaker’s career. You build a speech around a story you found.  You use it for years.  It’s a great start to a session, you rely on it, it has warmth, depth, a point and it carries you on a wave of laughter into Act 1 of your story.  Then, […]

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