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Presenting Skills, Irish Times

Irish Times: 21 February, 2020 The room falls silent with expectation, the speaker gets to their feet.  Within 30 seconds the whole room knows whether they’re in safe hands or not. A well-polished presenter comes across as calm, confident.  They are in control of both themselves and their subject matter and people immediately relax. By contrast, a nervous or hesitant speaker, lacking the necessary presenting skills makes an audience feel uncomfortable. Their uncertainty is palpable […]

Public Speaking Myths, Business Kent

Business Kent Interview: 14 February, 2020 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 public speaking myths and pointing out some pitfalls you can avoid when you have a speech or presentation to give. […]

How to Present Naked: Speakerhub

How to Present Naked: January 7, 2020 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.  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 […]

Art of Public Speaking: Sunday Business Post

The Art of Public Speaking: Sunday Business Post, 22 November 2019 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. Garvey is a former head of public relations at the handheld computer company Psion plc.  He has been running his own marketing and public relations practice […]