Category: Speaking Skills

Learn how to improve your speaking skills

5 Top Tips for Tip Top Service

There are three things that any organisation in business must get right. These are the People, the Product and the Process. Using the unique ‘Phil the Funnel’ strategy here are five top tips to ensure you gain new customers retain old customers and increase profitability. Here are the top tips…

The Ride of Your Life

Come with me on a journey.Imagine, if you would, sitting in a seat with heart beating fast, hands all clammy your fear levels rising with each passing second. Slowly, slowly we set off – a steep hill, what seems like a small mountain as we move into an uncertain future. Our mind races with other… Read more »

Ten Top Tips for Tip Top Talks

Tip #1 Know the room Arrive early, walk around the room, and see areas which might be a problem. Check out the potential blind spots where the audience might not be able to see you and ensure you don’t stand in those positions on stage. Practice out loud so you can get a feel for… Read more »

Controlling nerves when speaking

Previous articles in this series have looked at a variety of tips to help you with your speech and presentation skills. While a good subject, strong opening and lots of preparation and organisation are all essential, delivering with confidence (even if you don’t feel it) and using good body language are also necessary in order… Read more »

Organising and opening a speech

In my last post, I offered some helpful tips on preparing to give a speech or presentation, plus some inspiration for deciding on a topic. This time around, I’m going to offer some expert guidance on organising and opening a speech in order to attract and retain your audience’s attention. Organising your speech is more… Read more »

Preparing a Speech or Presentation

Speaking or giving a presentation in front of an audience can be pretty daunting. Being well prepared will help you manage your nerves and ensure you’re delivering the right message in the right way. With years of experience in helping people fine tune their speech-making skills, I’ve developed a series of articles to provide some… Read more »

Speech Styles

There are many different styles of speech and you could be forgiven for not realising that sometimes a speech is actually something else. Let me explain. Whenever your parents told you off when you were little – that was a speech.When your boss presented you with your leaving present – that was a speech.And when… Read more »

The Power of Public Speaking

What is public Speaking? Standing in front of an audience? Addressing a huge crowd? Speaking to a few people on the bus? Yes to all of the above. Mention this to individuals like you and me and suddenly those two words create a picture in our mind. Martin Luther King addressing the crowdsMahatma Gandhi speaking… Read more »