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?

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

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

Derren Brown offers inspiration for communicators

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If you look carefully (and I mean very carefully) at this photograph taken by Derren Brown, you can spot me in the audience. I’m watching Derren deliver a show as part of his current ‘Miracle’ tour. As usual, it was Continue reading Derren Brown offers inspiration for communicators

How to use style when writing speeches for executives

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Executives generally don’t have the time to write their own speeches and if you are a communications professional then at some point you may be asked to write one. It’s not just about sparing your executive the effort however. As Continue reading How to use style when writing speeches for executives

Speak from the heart – and not just on Valentine’s Day

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Valentine’s Day is upon us once again and the best communications advice for lovers must be to speak from the heart. When we speak from the heart it’s as if we’re saying what we really mean or feel – a Continue reading Speak from the heart – and not just on Valentine’s Day

Be more like Phil Spencer to communicate useful advice

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Property guru Phil Spencer permanently dominates my TV screen – I just can’t seem to escape him. ‘Location’ was already shown wall-to-wall, and with the addition of ‘Phil Spencer: Secret Agent’, there’s no avoiding him. But despite there being so Continue reading Be more like Phil Spencer to communicate useful advice

Eight tips for using ‘personal-revelation’ in your communications

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There’s always a danger during the festive period of drinking too much and being just a bit over-familiar with workmates or managers. Alcohol is like a truth serum which can lead to us sharing personal insights with colleagues which we wouldn’t normally think Continue reading Eight tips for using ‘personal-revelation’ in your communications

Solving Prince Harry’s public speaking fears

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As Prince Harry revealed today that he gets “incredibly nervous and anxious” before public speaking, here are some timely tips to help royals and common folk alike deal with their speaking anxieties. Part of the solution is about adopting the Continue reading Solving Prince Harry’s public speaking fears