Blog: Public Speaking Tips & Advice

Pitching for New Business - Part 1 | Simon Maier

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Like any aspect of public speaking, selling an idea or pitching for new business always begins with preparation. It’s something that anyone ignores at their peril. Time and energy in preparation are absolutely necessary in any pitch scenario. And there’s something else that’s key and it’s this: what…

The Art of Active Listening

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Listening is the most fundamental component of interpersonal communication skills. It isn’t something that just happens (that’s hearing). Listening is an active process in which a conscious decision is made to listen – and, most importantly, to fully understand the messages of the speaker.


Make 2019 your year of incremental growth



I’m currently reading a great book called ‘Atomic Habits’ by James Clear. It’s nothing specifically to do with physics (although physics offers many case studies of why and how things work successfully). The word ‘atom’ suggests ‘the smallest unit’ and the secret is to…

A Sense of Purpose – Know Your ‘Why’


We all want fulfillment, some of us more so than others. Some of us want simplicity and comfort; others want extravagance and more money than they can handle. For decades, psychologists studied how long-term, meaningful goals develop throughout our lives. The goals that foster a sense of purpose are ones that potentially change…