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Using stock photos on your slides that don’t suck!


Stock photos are a tricky one. They can be great, they can be woeful… I talk about them alot in my PowerPoint Surgery Q&A’s. Here’s a nice article I found on Medium to help us all find some that don’t suck… The list includes my current favourite Death to the Stock Photo See below for a […]

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The key to a good team at work


Here is a nugget that I sometimes share when speaking at leaders and managers events. I learnt this twenty years ago and it just stuck somehow. Sometimes it’s good to go over the stuff that we probably do know but can forget in the busyness of our working lives. The key to a good team […]

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Why we all need to learn from the Sign Language Interpreter at the Mandela Memorial…


The Sign Language Interpreter at the Mandela Memorial… caused quite a stir. Apparently he’d been reported before many times, but they still booked him. Many people including other speakers, say “fake it until you make it!” and “you can do anything!” and I understand why they say that, to a point (although I’ll never say that […]

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What is Haiku Deck?


The nice people at @HaikuDeck are featuring my slide deck of my book on their front page! http://www.haikudeck.com/gallery/featured  But what is Haiku Deck? In my opinion it’s Powerpoint or Keynote with the fat trimmed off to make us better speakers, as it develops this could be a game changer. Here’s Adam their CEO explaining all on […]

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When a motivational speaker has a bad day at work.


  fast cash loan Being a speaker is a strange job. One week you are really busy and the next week it's quieter. Thats life, that's business. I can handle that. This week has been a quieter week and to be honest it hasn't been the best week, the other day was simply not a […]

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Lee interviewed about his work speaking in schools


Teachers – please feel free to download the track or just pass on the link onto colleagues.

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Some helpful links to speaking resources…


I will be adding to this in the coming weeks feel free to send me some links via comments too… http://slidemagnet.com http://www.slideshare.net/ethos3/presentation-design-presentation-alphabet http://www.changingtools.com/category/public-speaking-blog http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lj3iNxZ8Dww http://ezinearticles.com/?Public-Speaking-How-to-Speak-With-Total-Confidence&id=2185436 http://www.trainingzone.co.uk/cgi-bin/item.cgi?id=196360 http://sethgodin.typepad.com/seths_blog/2007/01/really_bad_powe.html http://mckainviewpoint.com/?p=734 http://www.ted.com/index.php/talks/john_wooden_on_the_difference_between_winning_and_success.html http://www.ted.com/index.php/talks/ken_robinson_says_schools_kill_creativity.html http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/theoneshow/consumer/2009/03/23/council-jargon-play-the-quiz-d.html http://www.presentationzen.com http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cagxPlVqrtM&feature=related http://www.youtube.com/cuttothechasecouk http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qNLxOHwq6Gw&feature=related

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