How to do LinkedIn Video

Look on LinkedIn newsfeed, and you’ll witness dozens of trainer or coach-led video clips usually involving head and shoulder presentations from an expert in a topic. I do them myself. How long do you watch these for? Are they really engaging? I'm not sure anymore. Whiz back in time to the Old Grey Whistle Test from the enthusiasm. BBC2 was the only place you could experience decent bands playing on the TV, and we loved it. They brought in bands from the USA and the UK, plonked them in a…

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How to Present for Maximum Understanding

We all have to present information or an idea or a proposal and we aim to achieve a maximum understanding of our message. This is core to presenting, but how do we do it effectively? My holidays to France to see my Pops is always a challenge when it comes to speaking to the French shopkeeper or passers-by. My French is basic O’ Level stuff and my accent is non-existent, so I have to revert to other methods to get my message across. Sign language, using pictures or drawings, lots…

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How to Use Notes When Speaking

Way back in 1994, I ran a training team and was scratching my head as to what to buy them for Christmas. I came up with the idea of plastic recipe book holders so they could place their running notes on them at the perfect angle to read them from a distance. Running notes is a phrase I coined years’ ago to describe what speakers and trainers need to have to remind them what to say or do during a speaking or training engagement. Over the years I’ve developed various…

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