How to use notes in a speech or presentation: a guide for nervous speakers

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 nail 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...

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 Speaking Clearly to 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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5 Tips for Speaking Clearly to 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 communication, in the bag. And...

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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First Impressions Affect Communication

First impressions matter. As the saying goes “You don't get a second chance at a first impression”. Ensuring that people see the best of you from the beginning will not only make those relationships...

Written by Emma Serlin

Published: October 5, 2017

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Power poses: the body language of winners

With their arms raised skywards, fingers pointing and chests out, the Rio 2016 Olympiansshowed us some great examples of amazing power poses. Thinking back on the games,it’s easy to find oneself...

Written by Emma Serlin

Published: September 29, 2016

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Authentic speech: what does it mean and why should you care?

We all know what inauthentic communication looks and sounds like. Whether it’s a politician from an elite background trying to mimic a Northern working class accent to “get on the voters’ level”,...

Written by Emma Serlin

Published: July 23, 2015

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