Cut It Out

Cut It Out

In 1983 I wrote an essay about 1984. I was in my final year of High School and our English text was, ironically given the year, George Orwell’s dystopian novel 1984. I recall with perhaps way too much over-confidence, writing a long, detailed essay in my Year 12...
For Fork’s Sake!

For Fork’s Sake!

(What ‘Toy Story 4’ can teach us about conference presentations) I’m a huge fan of Pixar movies, which apart from being immensely entertaining and moving and amongst the most creative films released each year, always contain brilliant messages, multiple layers...
My Man-Crush, Malcolm

My Man-Crush, Malcolm

(WHAT MALCOLM GLADWELL TAUGHT ME ABOUT PRESENTATIONS) I’m not at all embarrassed to say I have quite a few man crushes. From LeBron James, Stephen Colbert, Barack Obama, musician Neil Finn and a few professional wrestlers from the late 80’s (yep, I’m waaaay past...
In Defence of Goldfish

In Defence of Goldfish

As a presentation skills speaker and trainer I tend to read a lot about the subject of attention spans and how to keep an audience engaged. A years or two ago I started seeing articles that scientists had conclusively proved that the average human attention span was...