How speakers can connect part two

In the first piece of this two-part article I introduced the idea that the attention of both the audience and the speaker are under attack. Even when the opportunity for face to face connection arises, both parties can become distracted. And this can reduce the value of speaking engagements everyone. I suggested that the speaker

Reading list: Public speaking

When you step onto a stage to speak, it’s a big deal. Take your most important presentation and ramp it up by 100 and you’ve got a speaking opportunity. Where does this amplification come from? Firstly, there’s the increased numbers in the audience often in their 10s, 100s or even 1000s. Then there’s the focus.

Reading List: Pitch Presentations

How you can become an impactful and effective presenter? This is something I support my clients to become, supplementing their skills and boosting their confidence when it comes to meetings, pitches, negotiations, speaking and presentations. I’m also the trainer for the IDM and The Association of Association Executives on this subject. Here is my list

Don’t sell yourself short

When it comes to marketing themselves to clients or the wider world, agencies are not as good at selling themselves as they are at producing the work for their clients. But they can be. By seeing their creative output as the surface and spending more time on what’s beneath, agencies can become as good at