The STAR Method: How To Improve Your Interview Technique

How many times have you been in an interview situation and the moment you were asked a question, your mind went blank. Instead of the well-formed answer you ought to have given, a stream of panicked...

Written by Emma Serlin

Published: July 2, 2019

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Presentation Skills Training: The Do's & Don’ts Of The Dreaded Q&A

You’ve finished your presentation and the audience is applauding loudly. You feel a swell of adrenalin and know you’ve done a great job – all that practise was worth it. But now it’s time for the...

Written by Emma Serlin

Published: June 19, 2019

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How To Use Presentation Notes Effectively

Watch any TEDx talk and you’ll see the speaker strolling confidently around the stage, making eye contact with members of the audience and using their arms - their whole bodies even - to add emphasis...

Written by Emma Serlin

Published: April 29, 2019

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How To Create A Powerful First Impression

You’re bound to have heard the expression “first impressions count.” And it’s true. Humans are hardwired to make snap judgements – it’s an evolutionary instinct. Early man lived in a much more...

Written by Emma Serlin

Published: April 1, 2019

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How To Write A Pitch With These 5 Simple Communication Tools

Pitching is a word that can strike fear into the heart of even the most shrewd business person. If it doesn’t come naturally to you, the thought of standing in front of an audience, selling yourself...

Written by Emma Serlin

Published: February 22, 2019

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Hats Off To Harry - Born To Be Royal

Prince Harry used to be the naughty prince, the nation’s younger brother, who was known more for his passion for partying than for typically Royal behaviour. And yet after some hair raising times in...

Written by Emma Serlin

Published: November 12, 2018

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5 Tips for Communicating With Your Team - Part 2

In the second of this two-part blog post, we continue to share top tips for those of you in leadership roles who are looking to communicate more effectively with your team. In our previous post, we...

Written by Emma Serlin

Published: December 7, 2017

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How To Communicate With Your Team - Part 1

When you have gone high enough up the ranks to have a team of people working underneath you, you might think you should already have basic aspects of leadership, like effective communication, in the...

Written by Emma Serlin

Published: December 1, 2017

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5 Ways To Stop Mumbling!

Mumbling is when you don’t speak clearly or loud enough, so that it’s difficult for whoever you are speaking to, to hear your words. It’s a common issue that can make you appear less confident and...

Written by Emma Serlin

Published: October 20, 2017

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How To Make A Good First Impression

First impressions count. As the saying goes “You don't get a second chance at a first impression”. And it’s true. Humans are hardwired to make snap judgements – it’s an evolutionary instinct. In...

Written by Emma Serlin

Published: October 5, 2017

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