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The importance of body language

Viewers judge a person in the first 30 seconds of watching a programme and body language is a crucial factor in making a positive impression. In this video, Siân Jones, a working journalist and television pres…

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Grab them from the start - why impact matters in presentations

You have between 3 and 10 seconds to get that all important first impression right when you enter a room or head out on stage. So it is vital you engage your audience from the start. In this video our trainer…

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The importance of pitch, pace and tone

Delivering your key message in a dull, flat, monotone way will ensure it falls on deaf ears. You need to inject passion, enthusiasm and energy in your voice to engage the audience during the interview. In thi…

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Effective use of PowerPoint

We have all sat through dreary PowerPoint led presentations where the audience has struggled to stay awake. Yet when we come to preparing our own presentation, the first thing many of us do is work on our slid…

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Overcoming fear in your presentations

How do you get over that awful nervous feeling when you get up to speak to an audience? It happens to us all; even the more accomplished speakers suffer. In this video Siân Jones, one of our expert trainers, g…

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Presentation skills: the importance of structure

When presentations don’t flow the audience gets lost and switches off. Consequently, the opportunity to get your messages across successfully has gone. Structuring you presentations is key to avoid your audien…

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The importance of preparing for your presentation

You are a newly elected councillor and want to communicate with your audience. Chances are you will have to do this through the media at some point. So how do you get it right and come across the way you want t…

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Crisis management — 16 October by Adam Fisher

Promotional tour shows how to make a crisis worse

General media skills, Spokesperson training, Radio interview skills — 11 October by Adam Fisher

Interview highlights the risk of waxing lyrical on wider issues

Spokesperson training, TV interview skills, General media skills — 9 October by Adam Fisher

Refusal to answer key question makes spokesperson appear evasive

It was billed as a ‘world exclusive’ interview with ‘the most talked about woman’ in Britain. After weeks of detailed reports about the nature of her relationship with Boris Johnson, Jennifer Arcuri…