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We have been transforming business and financial presentations & pitches for 10+ years. Clients get advice, coaching and training to help them achieve their business objectives. They tell us we stand out because they get expert advice, practical help and fast results.

10 powerful language techniques to use in your next talk or presentation

10 powerful language techniques to use in your next talk or presentation

September 6, 2017

Great leaders use powerful language to add interest and colour to even the blandest of topics. There are ten core techniques that they return to time and again. These are the ones we share with our clients to help them create stand-out talks and presentations....

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Private Equity Fundraising Tips from the Experts: Become a Top 1% Fund

September 6, 2017

How can you be seen as a top 1% fund by investors? At SuperReturn Emerging Markets in Amsterdam, experienced LPs and advisors shared their private equity fundraising tips and discussed what makes a fund stand out. On the panel were Will Poole of Capria,...

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Storytelling: your secret weapon for effective business communication

July 5, 2017

Leaders tell stories so that audiences listen, remember and act on what they say. In fact, stories are “the single most powerful weapon in a leader’s arsenal,” according to Harvard University professor and noted psychologist Dr Howard Gardner. But many business leaders shy away...

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How do you answer tough investor questions? 10 tips from the experts

June 7, 2017

What’s the most daunting part of speaking to investors? For many, it’s answering investor questions. It’s tricky to prepare for, as you don’t know exactly what they’ll ask. And, different investors approach questioning in many different ways. So how do the most successful fundraising...

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Five simple spoken language tricks to improve your talks and presentations

April 26, 2017

Spoken language is the most powerful communication tool we possess. Unfortunately, many of us use it like amateurs. While we may all have worked away at our written English, few of us learn how to craft outstanding spoken language. Using just a few simple...

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