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...
We Will Engage You

We Will Engage You

I recently went to see the Freddie Mercury movie “Bohemian Rhapsody” (loved it by the way, thanks for asking!). Much like Queen in their prime, critics have thumbed their noses at it, but audiences are hooked. One thing the movie shows is the way in which Mercury and...
Wonder-full Conferences

Wonder-full Conferences

“Music is a world within itself, with a language we all understand. With an equal opportunity, for all to sing, dance and clap their hands”. OK, stay with me – I haven’t gone all new age and flaky on you. Be assured I remain my usual cynical self....