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Simon delivering a keynote at the DNA 2019 Toastmasters Division Conference in Chennai, India

Discover The New You...

Simon and Chennai TMs at airport  TM Group  Simon at Chennai

Warm welcome from the incredible Chennai Toastmasters who arrived at the airport at 5am to Meet & Greet!

Now THAT's dedication!

March 2019

S. Chennai stageS with Annamali in Chennai

Simon having fun with Chennai Team

Simon relaxing with the Fabulous Chennai Team, March 2019

Simon Bucknall, Keynote speaker, at DNA Conference 2019 Chennai, India

'Effective Speaking Is a Skill not a Gift!' by Simon Bucknall

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How come so many presentations are a complete waste of time? What can you do to ensure that YOUR next presentation isn't? Read more...

Thoughts on the Prime Minister's coughing fit at Party Conference...

Follow-up thoughts for the good folk I met at the recent IGD Conference in Westminster, London.

What kind of Mentors make a difference in your life? Here's a personal take...

A controversial view this, I know - especially having just come from a session working with crack construction engineers at Cambridge University. But hear me out...

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...

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Simon led by example and provided clear tips on structure, inserting words, leading with stories and stance. Now I can sense the distinct uptick in engagement in a room of diverse nationalities and backgrounds... prepare more comfortably around my key messages and theme.

 

Tarun Varma | Pershing Square Scholar, University of Oxford, 1+1 MBA, MSc Child Development and Education Fellow 2011, Teach for India

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