How do you want to use your words?

How goes it? Right now my favourite Friday night activity is watching Ted Lasso (on Apple TV). It is SO GOOD. In the episode I’ve just watched there was a…

What do you want to spark?

It has been interesting over the last few weeks coaching speakers in countries where live events are starting back up. (After months of those events being online during COVID.) In preparing…

How to Bend Time

It’s February. A month that gets to be a little shorter and zippier than the rest. Time. What an amazing and bizarre construct. I love thinking about it. And it…

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…