You may have been watching the recent US Presidential debates in disbelief, wondering "why are they trading insults and not talking about the issues!" They certainly seem to be more heated and personal than ever before. I've been talking to the BBC, on TV and radio, about the language used and the communication styles, so I thought you may want to take a look at the clips. You can view and listen to the clips if you click on this article.
A few years ago, most people didn't know what good presentations looked like. Now the world has access to TED talks, which show a vast range of brilliant talks, so your clients now know how good presentations can be. Here is the science behind TED talks that can help you raise your game...
You may have heard about Simon De Baene, who wrote 'The Day I Failed on Stage'. He got a few minutes into the most important talk of his life and forgot everything he wanted to say.
At some point you may need to give a presentation or pitch as part of a team. This creates huge challenges and many areas for you to beware! Here are a few simple tips that can help you win the results and respect that you deserve, even if you have very little time to prepare.
The election campaign is in full swing and people asked what I thought of the communication styles of the leaders
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Yesterday I was with Robert McKee. He is known as the 'Godfather of story-telling'. His students have won 60 Academy Awards and 170 Emmys.
Last year was the 50th anniversary since the death of JFK, as well as the infamous speech given by Martin Luther King Jr.
Last week I was on BBC Radio, discussing Ed Miliband's speech at the Labour Party Conference. The question I was asked by the BBC was, "Is it a bad idea to speak without notes and just rely on style over substance?"
I am happy to tell you that there is an article about our work in the Daily Telegraph today. You can read it online here.
We are proud to say our Director, Richard Newman, won the Grand Award for Best Speechwriter, beating entries by professional speechwriters from around the world. You can read his speech here.