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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Empower your speech by using 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...

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How to warm up your voice like a professional

Merriam Webster’s dictionary describes elocution as the study of how to speak clearly and in a way that is effective and socially acceptable. But before we focus on precise articulation and...

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5 Top tips for making a good first impression

First impressions make a lasting impression, or so the saying goes. Which means it’s extra important to get that first moment of meeting just right to win people over.

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The seven seconds you most need to understand

Treat dictionaries and encyclopaedias as biblical texts all you like, but at the end of the day even the most impressive of vocabularies won’t make up for lacklustre body language. Research has shown...

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If The Queen were my client

So, this week it was our Queen’s 90th birthday. It therefore seems a good time to look at one of the most iconic voices of the last 63 years, both for us Brits, and for the worldwide audience. The...

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The King’s Speech and the Serlin Method™ for powerful communication

I watched The King’s Speech again a couple of nights ago. Such a lovely film. When it first came out and I told people whatabout my work here at London Speech Workshop they would ask - “Like in the...

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