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…

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.

To discover more of Michael's top training techniques, check out his professionally accredited Train the Trainer course here

If you found the…

Tapping into Training Budgets


So you want to attend a course, but your boss is a stick in the mud. She's asked you to justify why the training is necessary and explain good reasons for the expenditure.

Many years ago I asked my boss to go on a report writing course. 

This seemed like a good investment because…

How To Keep Your Listeners Engaged With Rhythm And Variety

Human brains have evolved to recognise patterns.

We see faces in the clouds, recognise patterns in the weather, and connect causes with effects.

We get used to the idea that if the doorbell rings at 9.30 am it is probably the postman.

However if the doorbell rings at 12.30 - that is interesting! - Who can that be?

We are reassured by repetition; and we…