Preparing for a speech – which way works best for you?

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Some people like to do it in the dark and others prefer a mirror. Some like to do it in private while others prefer someone to watch. Yes, of course, I’m talking about the best way to rehearse before giving Continue reading Preparing for a speech – which way works best for you?

Experts speaking at industry events – is knowledge and motivation enough?

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Getting your experts to speak at industry events is a tried and tested way of helping to increase the profile and reputation of your company. As an expert it’s assumed that you know your stuff. If you are suitably motivated, Continue reading Experts speaking at industry events – is knowledge and motivation enough?

What communicators need to know about space

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Space has always been of interest to me. Not in the Star Trek sense, although I admit a certain penchant for Star Wars Episode V. I’m interested in the physical space used by professional speakers. In this definition, I include Continue reading What communicators need to know about space

You don’t have time to read this…

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You don’t have time to read this blog post and I don’t have time to write it. There is so little time in the day to get all your tasks done, to keep your clients happy and to keep your Continue reading You don’t have time to read this…

Adapt your storytelling from page to stage

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There’s a natural assumption that as a communications specialist you are expert in delivering both written and verbal content. Staff within your company feel they can reasonably expect this of you. You are seen as a communications all-rounder. In the Continue reading Adapt your storytelling from page to stage

How to survive as a speaker at a PR industry conference

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Marketing and communications consultant Arik Hanson caught my attention a few days ago following his reflections upon a PR conference he spoke at in Florida, USA. Several factors make speaking at any PR or marketing industry event “pretty darn challenging,” Continue reading How to survive as a speaker at a PR industry conference

How to create the perfect ending

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I had just watched a performance of Romeo and Juliet at my local theatre. Romeo had just killed himself and Juliet had followed suit. And there they both lay in a heap on the stage. One problem. It was an Continue reading How to create the perfect ending

Need more charisma? Here’s how

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Charisma. Who has it and how do you get it? Harley Street therapist Richard Reid knows the answer. Interviewed in The Times yesterday, he says Boris Johnson and Tony Blair have it, and it’s not a problem if you don’t have Continue reading Need more charisma? Here’s how

How to find interim communications work

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Over the last week on LinkedIn communications professionals have been discussing the best ways to find interim communications work. While some people prefer to use recruitment agencies, others prefer to work their personal contacts, or approach communication agencies and try for ad Continue reading How to find interim communications work

Practical help for creating humour in communications

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There’s lots of advice around about how humour can help improve your marketing and communications. This post on Social Media Today shows how being funny can help with social media marketing, while this post by 3 Monkeys Communications explains how humour can help Continue reading Practical help for creating humour in communications