The room falls silent with expectation, the speaker gets to their feet and within 30 seconds the whole room knows whether they’re in safe hands or not. A well-polished presenter comes across as calm, confident and in control of both themselves and their subject matter and people immediately relax. By contrast, a nervous or hesitant presenter makes an audience feel uncomfortable because their uncertainty is palpable and everyone is just waiting for them to mess […]
Have you asked colleagues and friends for advice on public speaking and presenting? I have and some have been useful but much of advice has been not so great. You may have had the same experience! In this article we’ll look at the ‘not so great advice’, debunking twelve myths and pointing out some pitfalls you can avoid when you have a speech or presentation to give. https://www.kentbusinessradio.co.uk/myths/ The audience will see how nervous I […]
When I was 17 I worked for a week selling ice cream on a nudist beach in Andalucía in Spain. On my final day I got talking to a woman from London. She was looking to hire a marketing executive and as I stood on a steaming hot beach in my birthday suit, she interviewed me for my first job. I was completely exposed. But I learned something important that day and it’s a lesson […]
Anthony Garvey is combining face-to-face training and online courses to help companies and individuals master the art of public speaking. He does this in scenarios ranging from job interviews and board presentations to sales pitches and wedding speeches. A former head of public relations at the handheld computer company Psion plc, Garvey has been running his own marketing and public relations practice in Tralee, Co Kerry, since 2001. It was after he was elected area […]
Johnny Beirne interviewed me on the excellent Speakersbase Podcast. Listen in here.