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Transform Your Business and Financial Presentations

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.

Persuasive presentation skills - Five rules when presenting to multilingual audiences in English

Three persuasive appeals you must use in your talks and presentations

November 30, 2016

Your leadership talks need to be persuasive As a leader, every talk or presentation you give is an exercise in persuasion. By the time you finish, you hope that your audience will agree, feel differently, or take action. You also need to persuade people to...

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Five reasons that good public speaking skills make you a better leader

November 11, 2016

Do your public speaking skills enable you to inspire, motivate and influence others? Many leaders in the corporate world are nervous of public speaking. Some even outright avoid it.  According to Forbes magazine, 20 per cent of business leaders say they would do anything...

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What do investors want? Six pitching tips for 2017

September 21, 2016

While we wrote this piece with our Private Equity clients in mind, there are good lessons here for anyone pitching to investors or delivering new business pitches. What does it take to be one of 2017's deal-closers? During the past few months we’ve been...

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Why good body language is the best visual aid for your talks

July 27, 2016

The best (or worst) visual aid for your talks is you. You are the focus of attention in your presentations. Not your PowerPoint slides. In fact, many of the best speakers - politicians, comedians, TED presenters - don’t use any supplementary visuals at all,...

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“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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