Author Archives: Georgie

About Georgie

Coach and consultant in effective communication - public speaking, interviews & pitches, training, lecturing, meetings, debates & discussions. Motivational speaker

A drink to calm your nerves? Don’t do it!

Alcohol is never the answer! Instead of drinking on the day, overcome your fear in advance by making sure you know what you’re doing. Continue reading

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Becoming a motivational speaker

Motivational speaking is normal public speaking writ large. Its sole purpose is to enhance the lives of those listening. Continue reading

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When you do need to ad-lib

Stick to what you planned to say… unless you need to improvise. Continue reading

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What can public speakers learn from a department store?

In many ways, persuading people to buy into what you’re telling them is the same as selling them anything else. A sound sales strategy makes all the difference. Continue reading

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What public speakers can learn from comic books

What can you do to help your audience to remember what you’re telling them? Continue reading

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Public speaking: it doesn’t have to be funny to be entertaining

In wider life, entertainment takes many forms, so why is it that when it comes to the spoken word ‘entertaining’ has become almost synonymous with ‘funny’? Particularly if you’re not a natural comedian, there may be more effective ways to captivate your audience. Continue reading

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How long does it take to get good at public speaking?

Answer: first much shorter and then much longer than you might imagine Continue reading

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