It’s been a busy ol’ month! The publication date of Presentation Genius is getting closer and closer… So what’s the word about it?  Well it’s big news. The Presentation Genius website went live this week. […]

Presentations should change the world – or at least your little part of it.  Something should be different by the end of it, compared to the start of it. Otherwise you’ve just wasted everyone’s time. […]

Calling all charities (and things which work or act like charities!) in the north east of England… I’m doing a presentation skills training session with VODA in June. You can see the first of a series of […]

I’m a professional speaker and presentations trainer. And author. And father and husband. My life isn’t structured, but it’s full on. Really, really full on. As a result I rely on a number of bits […]

Not long ago I asked in one of the remarkable Sarah Arrow’s private groups what people needed to know about when it comes to presentations. I got a lot of questions: this blog is a […]

Parc your presentations

With thanks to my friend Lydia Bates, who devised the original formula, I’d like to introduce the acronym PARC. it’s the best ways we’ve found for structuring the process of designing your presentation and documents […]

Things I have learned

It’s been a bonkers month here. Illness and injury abound, with several people in hospital for several weeks. Not my fault, I promise – I didn’t put them there. In amongst all of this I […]

30 presentation posts

You might have noticed, but I’ve been posting more, recently. In fact for the last month I’ve taken on Sarah Arrow’s 30 day challenge. The idea is to write thirty blog posts in as many […]

Good question. I can’t be sure, but I’m reasonably certain it was Guy Kawasaki who suggested dressing one level of formality above your audience. The need for being more formal is to give yourself a […]

Simple presentation idea

Such a simple one this…. If you’re teaching your child to tell the time, which type of watchface would you use? It’s not a hard choice, is it?! You’d start with the watch on the left […]

One of my favourite rules for presenting is (with apologies to the plenty of great places to work out there) simply to “Never trust the venue”. Here’s why… I arrived at 8:15 or a 9:30 […]

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