15 
May

5 things Acting taught me about Presenting

Some of you may know that many years ago I trained as a professional actress.  In fact, I still have my Equity card in my drawer!  Performance has been a big part pf my life, whether I am acting…

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Published Date: 15th May 2017
Category: Recent

22 
Apr

Prepare for the unexpected when Public Speaking

I thought you might enjoy hearing about a dramatic happening which occurred on Easter Saturday this year.  I was doing my final performance as the guest speaker on a Mediterranean cruise.  We were about 15 minutes into the talk…

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Published Date: 22nd April 2017
Category: Recent

14 
Mar

Networking for Newbies!

How often have you attended networking event and listened to 20 or more one-minute presentations without remembering anything that was said?

An Idiot’s Guide to Elevator Pitches

  1. MAKE THEM LISTEN i.e. be loud enough to be heard
  2. DON’T…

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    Published Date: 14th March 2017
    Category: Recent

07 
Feb

Don’t let the NOISE block the message


Have you noticed that the message you receive is always affected but your surroundings?  As you are reading this, your perceptions of the content will depend on:

  • The lighting
  • If you are hungry
  • The temperature in the room
  • How…

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    Published Date: 7th February 2017
    Category: Recent

06 
Jan

K.I.S.S your audience in 2017

You may be thinking “what on earth is Priscilla going on about!” so let me reveal that K.I.S.S. means:

KEEP IT SIMPLE, STUPID!

This is quite an old approach to communication but no less effective for that.  The more complex your…

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Published Date: 6th January 2017
Category: Recent

03 
Jan

Guest Post – Dave Linehan

Happy New Year everyone.  I thought you might like a different ‘voice’ to start 2017 so I am delighted to introduce my business connection, Dave Lineham, who is focussing on style in presentation and the importance of understanding your audience.

 

Presentation Tips for a Millennial Presenter

With the passage of time,…

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Published Date: 3rd January 2017
Category: Recent

04 
Dec

Camera Shy……?

 


Nowadays we are regularly encouraged to speak on camera for business purposes.  Social media platforms now allow you to be ‘live’ and give the watcher the benefit of your words of wisdom.  You might think that this is an easy…

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Published Date: 4th December 2016
Category: Recent
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01 
Nov

5 things your voice says about you


We give away a lot when we speak. While we are hopefully making sense of the words we are using, others are subconsciously assessing the SOUNDS we are producing. You might find it useful to give these some thought:

I…

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Published Date: 1st November 2016
Category: Recent

06 
Oct

Your Sporting Voice

If you work as a sports coach, either full or part-time, your voice is an essential part of your training toolkit.  Your class or team requires that the message being delivered should be loud, clear and interesting.  Here’s…

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Published Date: 6th October 2016
Category: Recent

06 
Sep

The Seven Ages of Voice

Recently I had the pleasure of listening to a lecture by Mr John Rubin, lead laryngeal surgeon at the Royal National Throat, Nose and Ear Hospital, University College, London. He focussed on the Voice  – how…

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Published Date: 6th September 2016
Category: Recent