Category Archives: Preparation

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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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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Arranging the Furniture

Whether the speaker has a say in the arrangement of a room is entirely down to the circumstances and the wishes of the hosts. You might be lucky enough to be given a say in the arrangement of the room. … Continue reading

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If at first you don’t succeed….

Often, things don’t completely succeed first time; take this blog, for instance. I hadn’t understood about many of the component parts, so I had a link to page with nothing on it; no possibility of anyone following me by email; … Continue reading

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Make sure the title of your talk can’t be misinterpreted!

I Skyped an old friend yesterday and she couldn’t wait to tell me about a talk she had been to earlier in the week. She belongs to a women’s group a bit like the WI. The group’s programme said that … Continue reading

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