Author Archives: Georgie

About Georgie

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

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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Public speaking: take control

At the end of a year that’s thrown up some challenges, let’s remember how much power we have over our lives and our future. Continue reading

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Public speaking: how to sound natural and make an impact

Effective public speaking is like effective film dialogue: carefully honed to sound natural and spontaneous. Continue reading

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