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Communications Insight For More Inspiring Leaders

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Following Hillary Clinton's victory speeches on 'Super Tuesday 3' in the 2016 US Presidential Primary race, some criticised her for sounding 'shouty', even 'shrill'. BBC 4 World News invited me to comment. Click the headline above to view the video clip...

When preparing a presentation, it's so easy to fall into this trap...

So simple - but this video does what it says on the tin.

How much is it possible to achieve with the spoken word in a very short timeframe? Some thoughts prompted by short, sharp coaching sessions at Oxford University's Blavatnik School of Government...

To be 'inspirational' can feel an intimidating prospect. What's the true meaning of 'inspiration'? Some thoughts from JCI UK's 2016 Inspiration Day...

Richard Mullender is the former Lead Trainer at the National Crisis & Hostage Negotiation Unit at Scotland Yard. A true expert in communications and listening, he’s also a colleague and a great friend.

Each year, 26,000 speakers around the world enter the Toastmasters World Championship of Public Speaking Contest.

Alex Ashworth is a Professor of Singing at the Royal Academy of Music and an established opera soloist on the European circuit.

“But I don’t have to communicate in boardrooms much… more likely I’m on a site with a group of workmen!”

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I employed Simon for one-on-one presentation skills coaching, as I was required to speak at my company's annual conference. With Simon's advice, coaching and guidance, I gained valuable knowledge and confidence which made a huge difference to, and significantly improved, my delivery on the day. Simon is a great coach, and I will certainly consider using his services within my business going forward.

 

Gary Prike | Managing Director, Rohlig UK Ltd

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