Hats off to Harry - born to be Royal

12-Nov-2018 / by Emma Serlin posted in Tips, talk, LSW Founder 'insights', communication, Resources, public speaking, presentations, effective communication, confidence, elocution, body language

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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 his twenties, he has stepped confidently into his role, using his position to give a voice to many who have been sidelined, disenfranchised or forgotten. He has done so with responsibility, grace, good will and a gentle determination, which reminds many of his mother. So what can we learn from his communication style?

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Death by Powerpoint: Why storytelling is key to presenting

16-Mar-2018 / by Michael Pryke posted in work, Tips, communication, public speaking, presentations

I am willing to bet that when you’re tasked with giving a presentation at work, the first thing you do is load up PowerPoint on your computer. However, by presenting yourself with a blank canvas that you feel compelled to fill, you are giving yourself further hurdles to jump before you even know what it is you’re going to say!

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How to pitch like a pro

15-Mar-2018 / by Michael Pryke posted in ebook, effective, business, presentations, pitching

Whatever line of work you’re in it is likely that at some point, you will be called upon to pitch something. Whether you are responsible for securing business for your company; or an entrepreneur looking for investment; or hoping to get your team excited about a new initiative, pitching is a skill which many of us will need to use at some point in our professional lives.

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7 presentation tools that will ‘wow’ your colleagues.

1-Mar-2018 / by Michael Pryke posted in ebook, Tips, presentations, power pose

At LSW, we know that giving presentations can be some people's worst nightmare. We also know that many of you will have sat through boring presentations, wishing for the moment you see that final slide - 'Any Questions?' - and know that it's over.

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How To Handle Presentation Disruptions

11-Oct-2017 / by Emma Serlin posted in presentations

Whether we like it or not, the worst can happen when giving a speech or important presentation, our body can behave in ways we really don’t want it to, and other people can also. As was the experience of our prime minister on her recent Tory Conference party speech when she was interrupted by not only her own coughing fit but also a heckler.

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The Equation For Effective Communication

3-Oct-2017 / by Emma Serlin posted in communication, public speaking, presentations

What if there was a simple equation that helped you to become a better communicator? Well, now there is! 

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Empower your speech by using vowels

12-Sep-2016 / by Emma Serlin posted in babies, shakespeare, Accent softening, effective communication, elocution, Hamlet, presentations, public speaking, Resources, vowels

The delivery of what you say can make all the difference in how your audience remembers you - for both the right and wrong reasons!

Remember that lacklustre speech you endured that almost sent you sleep? Believe it or not, it could have all been down to the vowels...

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