A Title A Day

Have you heard of NaNoWriMo? Every November people sign up to write 50,000 words of a brand new novel in a month. Or 30 Days of Yoga with Adrienne? It…

3 Sticky Notes

As I write this it’s October 2020 and the speakers I’m working with are all delivering their talks online. There are upsides to this when it comes to accessibility and…

3 reasons to watch this talk: Kasha Patel

Compellingly clear slides that bring the data and research methods to life visually. Excellent use of the time (8 mins 40) to introduce and build on a manageable number of…

How do you want your audience to feel?

As speakers, we can be so focused on our words – and they do matter. But I love this Maya Angelou quote for the different frame it gives us: ‘At…

Signposting for speakers

What do I mean by signposting? Short verbal phrases that we can use as speakers to effectively signal direction and relevance in our talks. They help our audience’s brains make…