Category Archives: Delivery

A New Start

A belated Happy New Year to my readers! I’m starting the year with a new blog appearance, which I hope will be clearer than the last. The pictures are from Chesil Beach near my home. The pink thrift looks lovely … Continue reading

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Beware Audience Participation

One of the things I have always found embarrassing when I have attended talks is having to take part in discussions I had not expected or having to think of my favourite thing to write on a little piece of … Continue reading

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What’s in a name?

I prefer to use the phrase ‘giving a talk’ because ‘Public Speaking’ sounds much too grand for what I do, even though it is, in reality, just as accurate. Even if you speak to three people, they count as ‘the … Continue reading

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Nerves can be good but shaking isn’t!

Many people who give talks/presentations are nervous, especially if it is a new experience. I am a musician and play and sing to audiences. Over the years, I have found that the only times when I have made serious mistakes, … Continue reading

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Getting it straight!

Well, I’ve tried – I straightened up the horizon of my background picture. Now I’ve reloaded it and messed around but can’t get it right. I didn’t think I had all the extra bits of picture down the sides before … Continue reading

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Tortoises don’t run on adrenalin!

I don’t think I got the idea of the DP challenge last time, so I’m trying again.  Trying to keep to my theme of public speaking, I thought a few descriptions of various types of speakers might go down well.  … Continue reading

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And another thing about habits….don’t make your audience seasick!

Ever since the invention of cordless phones, we have been freed from staying in one place while speaking to each other. We can chat to friends and family miles away while we pace around a room, out into the hall, … Continue reading

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Clothes’ Sense!

You might not think it matters much what you wear when giving a talk, as long as it is decent and not too scruffy but there are some things worth thinking about when choosing what you wear.  You might like … Continue reading

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Leave your habits at home!

We all have habits – they usually go with our personalities and towards making us the people all our friends and families know – but some habits are more acceptable than others when speaking in public. You do not want … Continue reading

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Don’t embarrass yourself because you should have asked for help.

I have recently attended a very interesting talk by someone whose family has been in the world of entertainment for generations. The talk was about life in the industry during the war years. She was clear, confident and answered questions … Continue reading

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