A few things to know about giving killer pitches

You only have one chance and you have to get it right If you’re searching for a definition of a pitch, maybe this is it. Add a time limit of just a few minutes and you’ve narrowed it down even more. There are many circumstances when a fast, clear and...

Loads of great, free images

There are many occasions when a high-quality relevant image would make a major difference – to a blog post, a web page or a PowerPoint slide. Sometimes it’s hard to imagine what that image could be, but when you have an idea of what to show it is very...

Great books on public speaking

Here are some of my favorite books on presentation skills and communication – I hope you can find some inspiration in their pages. Trust Me, Working the Room and Give your speech and change the world, by a master in the art, Nick Morgan. All three books shown...

This is why you should keep it simple

Avoid the mental blackout in the first moments of a presentation and blank looks when you explain something. Here’s exactly why you should keep it simple. It has to do with how our brains are wired for survival.

All the better to see you with

I was at a workshop some years ago with a famous Swedish actress, Lena Endre, and learnt some wonderful useful things about stage presence. This story about Ingmar Bergman was one of the most memorable.

Dear John. A tale of separation

Dear John, I’ve just been listening to your presentation, the first 45 minutes up to the coffee break, and I’m sorry to say that I’m considering leaving you now.