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What makes a bad story?


What makes a bad story? Is there such a thing? Well, yes there is. We’ve all seen or read stories that seem to have all the ingredients for greatness, in more or less the right order, but the whole thing just doesn’t work – whether it’s…

Telling a good story - and what constitutes a bad one.

Telling a good story - and what constitutes a bad one (two related articles)


We all like stories. We always have done since the beginning of language. We tell and receive stories all the time and everywhere – on social media,…

The path to the top starts with highly proficient public speaking

Ann and Jenny

Ann and Jenny were two good friends from high school. 

They both went to university where they studied IT and they both secured first class degrees.

They started work in the same large startup company where they met two good men, got married and both have two children.


All about the destination

This article was written by Michael Ronayne, director at the College of Public Speaking and four-time UK National Public Speaking Champion.

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