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PRCA London: Speaker Masterclass – Friday 9th November 2018

Sep 30, 2018

It’s so easy to fall into bad habits as a regular presenter. Confidence can lead to complacency and before we know it we have dropped to common-place. I’ll be sorting out some of these bad habits on Friday 9th November when I run the Speaker Masterclass for the Public Relations and Communications Association (PRCA). The day is open to non-Members so book on quickly and join me for a practical, highly-interactive, energizing day. 

‘Have You Got News For Us?’ 08:00 – 11:00 Tuesday 13th November 2018: Derby

Aug 22, 2018

What makes news, and what makes reporters run a news story? These are the questions we get to grips with during my popular ‘Have You Got News for Us?’ workshop, hosted by the D2N2 LEP.   I’ll be joining forces with Steve Hall, Editor-in-Chief East Midlands (Derby Telegraph, Nottingham Post, Leicester Mercury and Burton Mail) on Tuesday 13th November to run this event on behalf of D2N2 LEP.   It’s an 08:00 start at The Riverside but you get breakfast and will be away by 11:00 with more ideas than you can shake a stick at.   Come ready to learn why media coverage is good for business, how to find a news story, and how to pitch the story to an editor. It’s highly interactive, at times combative, but crucially fun.    And it’s FREE but you must register here.  And you absolutely must turn up!

Presentation Skills Masterclass: 15th November 2018 08:30 – 13:00 central Nottingham: £90 (£75 +vat) per person

Aug 22, 2018

  Don’t you just love it when a speech is designed with you in mind, gets to the point quickly, and ends just as you want more? Sadly, I reckon only 5% of presentations I’ve heard recently have managed to get the Louise Third thumbs-up. So I’m on a mission. To convert presentations from woeful to wonderful.   If your talks and presentations have become a bit weary and have lost their impact, my next Speaker Masterclass workshop is for you. Why not reward yourself a half-day away from the office to learn and practice under my guidance in a small group setting? How will you benefit? -Save precious time by using focused presentation planning tools; -Overcome nerves, build confidence and experiment with new content and delivery styles; -Improve your audience response-to-action rate; -Re-establish your professional ‘presence’ and gravitas. What will you learn?  –Refine and develop your unique speaker style; -Take complete control of the speaking opportunity to benefit you and your audience; -Organise your thoughts under a single clear, memorable and compelling message; -Connect with the audience in an informal, engaging and persuasive manner using story-telling, facts and emotion; -Employ the best stage-craft techniques to hold everyone’s attention. whatever your role.   Book here and I’ll be in touch with all the instructions you need. See you on November 15th.