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We have been improving 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.

What should I do with my hands? - Speakers’ body language 101

“What should I do with my hands?” – Speakers’ body language for leaders

July 27, 2016

Our clients frequently ask, "What should I do with my hands?". As soon as we become conscious of our bodies, they get in our way. When we’re faced with an audience, we become like learner drivers, unable to operate all the controls smoothly. Advice...

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What can private equity fund managers learn from Prof. Brian Cox?

July 27, 2016

Do you look forward to watching TV documentaries about science? For the majority of people, the reply is ‘no’. Put Professor Brian Cox at the centre of a series though, and the answer, for millions, becomes ‘yes’. The pop star of particle physics, Cox...

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Why great public speakers are like championship boxers

June 30, 2016

Championship boxers aim to finish fights by throwing a knockout punch. Great speakers do the same thing with their conclusions, using powerful language in place of right hooks. Using a verbal knockout to end your speech gives maximum longevity and impact to your message....

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How to prepare for a media interview

May 20, 2016

A media interview is like a show on a theatre stage. There are interactions between people with conflicting agendas, messages to convey to the audience and an art to delivering each message in an impactful way. There are no second chances to impress. Critics...

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Three short words to strengthen your presentation structure

April 15, 2016

Do you know what you want to say, and the order you want to say it in? Try this quick test of your presentation structure: Rearrange the order of your slides and/or your presentation notes. Do the headings still make sense? If your answer is yes, then you don’t...

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