14 
Nov

Playing the Emotion Card

I was never a particular fan of George Michael’s music. I liked some of his songs but not others. However, I was interested enough to record his film ‘Freedom’ when it was recently broadcast. He had almost completed it…

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Published Date: 14th November 2017
Category: Recent

05 
Oct

Theresa May & the Poorly Voice

This morning’s papers are full of comments on Theresa May’s conference speech yesterday. Unfortunately, the comments are not generally about the content but about a security breach and a voice which was not up to the…

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Published Date: 5th October 2017
Category: Recent

25 
Sep

How to Command a Room

Why is it that some people just draw your attention to them the moment they step through the door? Is it the aftershave that takes your breath away or the fact that they are carrying a large stuffed panda?…

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Published Date: 25th September 2017
Category: Recent

26 
Jul

Getting off The Treadmill

Those of you who regularly read my blogs will know that I am a bit of a workaholic!  I have been a self employed Voice and Acting Coach for 45 years and on the whole, I have enjoyed every…

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Published Date: 26th July 2017
Category: Recent

12 
Jun

CHINESESLY SPEAKING

For those of you who might be wondering, this is not about how to learn Mandarin but rather a brief overview of my recent four week trip to three cities in China to examine for LAMDA.

As with much foreign…

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Published Date: 12th June 2017
Category: Recent

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