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The Downton effect

Upscale and lowbrow – how does this relate to effective presentations? The Downton Abbey attraction speaks to our fascination with the elegance and refined presence of that elevated lifestyle. But at the same time, what keeps us tuning in week after week is that we feel connected to the stories – the human dramas and […]

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Touch, Pause, Engage

The strategy to prepare and engage in play…or a presentation! Any self-respecting rugby fan would recognize the phrase “touch, pause, engage”. This refers to the essential strategy in the scrum when players prepare to engage in action. In a rugby match, in that moment before the scrum, the teams line up opposing each other. The […]

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The Power of the Pause

What you can’t get on twitter is “silence” or the “tone of voice”. During an interview on Charlie Rose, George Stephanopoulos commented on the limitations of twitter; how important it is to be able to read the silences in a conversation, plus the pauses and personal tone, which can influence a message. Twitter can’t substitute […]

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Tango and Powerful Presentations

…have more in common than you think. I am taking Tango lessons and loving them. The rhythm, flow and sexiness is captivating; Astor Piazzolla – you mesmerize me. And as I have been dancing I have begun to feel that there is a definite link between the Tango and making an engaging presentation. More than […]

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Speaking with royal authority

My logo is a gold crown because I believe that the most powerful speakers command attention and engage their audiences with confidence and leadership – and project a touch of royal authority. Of course, there are many other ways to connect with an audience, drawing upon your individual strengths and style. Each moment on the […]

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