Blog: Public Speaking Tips & Advice

Show Them They Can

At the end of a fairly intense section of training on storytelling and presentation skills, just before we went for a break, I thought it wise to quickly ask a couple of re-cap questions.
Well – it is a good thing to do anyway, to make sure that key points are being taken on board,
but at this moment we had just had an intense session where a lot of key principles - and…

The Difference Between Leadership & Management


Leadership and management are often confused as being the same thing - but they’re different. One general difference between the two is that leaders have people who follow them, while managers have people who work for and with them. But sometimes one person can be both the leader and the manager. For a small business…

How to Pitch a Winning Idea

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Coming up with ideas is hard; selling them to strangers is harder. Often, entrepreneurs, sales executives, filmmakers, creative directors or executives go to great lengths to show how their new plans or creative concepts are viable and absolutely fit for purpose - only to be rejected by decision-makers who don’t seem…

How to Handle Conflict



Leadership, management, change and conflict go hand-in-hand in most organisations.  Wherever you may fit in your organisation and, if you don’t productively address conflict, then something will eventually…

Pitching for New Business - Part 3 | Simon Maier

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You can only ever do your best but make sure that it is. Ensure that you deliver well and connect emotionally. There’s a great quote from Maya Angelou: “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”  Enough said…