College of Public Speaking Blog

What are you doing right now?

'May you live in interesting times' says an old Chinese proverb/curse (allegedly).

Well the last ten years has certainly seen some turbulent events.

In the last 12 months we've had a referendum campaign.

It took 9 months to trigger Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty and now we're having a 'snap' general election as the government 'aims' to strengthen its…

Muscle Memory

My old East German ‘Cello teacher used to say to me that I need to know my pieces so well that he could wake me up at 4 in the morning, stick a ‘cello between my legs and before I am even awake,
I would be able to start playing.
Just to reassure you – he never actually did it.
I think he was just trying to make a point.

A golden rule in speaking and training…