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Simon Bucknall delivering Opening Keynote Queen Elizabeth Centre, London

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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.

Alex discusses the risks of using your voice and the biggest mistake people often make when using it. He also explains how to overcome nervousness and tension.

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

From social entrepreneurs to charity fundraisers, from technologists to academics, we work with a very broad cross-section of professionals, in addition to mainstream business.

When was the last time you were in an audience listening to a presentation and wished… you were somewhere else?

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 Simon's masterclass on pitching and effective communication attracted over 60 MBA's and other post-graduate students from across Oxford during the exam period ... testament to how valuable people thought it was. I would recommend it to anyone, especially mid-career professionals, looking to enhance their ability to communicate their ideas with conviction.

 

Soushiant Zangenehpour | Manager, Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship, Said Business School, University of Oxford

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