Business Public Speaking Agony Uncle

Develop Your Public Speaking Skills When I started  public speaking I read and received lots of useless advice.  Most of it reduced my confidence. Advice: Get a good night's sleep. Louis: How on earth do I get a good night’s sleep when I’m nervous? Advice: Take a sleeping pill to get good nights sleep. Louis: I am not a junkie. How do I perform well when I feel like a...

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What is a Semantic Phone? Why does it mean I need a mentor?

The machines are getting Superpowers. You need yours. Computers are still creatures blindly emerging from the primaeval goo. Alive but not able to hold down a proper conversation. Able to consume power but only travel in the direction you have pointed them. Let's take search engines as an example. Search engines index the web's content. They display pages from their index. They can even read the results...

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Recruitment consultant’s dirty little secret

Do you want to learn how to maximise your impact with recruiters quickly? Do you want to use recruiters rather than be used? Do you want to maximise your chances of a successful interview with the recruiter and then the prospective employer? Listen to David and then make contact....

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The Power Pose

An Instant Confidence  Boost Body language has a dramatic effect on how others see us. It also has an effect on how we see ourselves. By positioning yourself in a confident position we trigger testosterone and cortisol release. Then we feel more confident! I’ve persuaded countless mentoring clients to try this technique. Every time they have some back and said something along the lines of “you know...

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Gain Power & Influence by Emerging as a leader

In today's fast moving, email-centric, social media powered world, leaders now emerge. The old paradigm of power by appointment is diminishing. The result is today’s organisations are flatter than they have ever been. In this environment power is derived from one’s ability to influence, rather than position in the hierarchy.  Through influence you can realise your potential. That makes the ability to control the conversation equally as important for the...

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Listen rather than talk to achieve more

In 1991 an airline pilot misinterpreted instructions to detour around an active runway while taxiing at LAX. All of the crew and passengers were killed. The error led to a two-plane runway crash. Thankfully most instances of not listening do not have such a catastrophic outcome. When you know how to listen you can maximise every situation’s potential outcome.  But most people do not know how to listen...

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Facts about listening

Some facts about listening: Executives spend over 80% of their days listening Managers spend over 40% of their day listening The average person listens they only remembers 50% of what they heard Two months after listening the average person only remembers 25% of was said. Most of these people are actually hearing not listening.  Listening means understanding the: Motivation to talk True meaning behind the words Expected consequences of the communication. Listening will empower you...

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Everyone wants a perfect landing

Alan Anderson famously landed a light aircraft after the pilot died at the controls. Alan had never landed a plane and did not realise he had the potential to land an airplane. Air traffic controller Colin Eaton and pilot instructor Robert Legg provided the keys to Alan’s potential. They talked Alan down over twenty minutes. Alan did not know that he had the potential to land...

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How I help people realise their potential?

[embed]https://youtu.be/swdmoEks6sI[/embed] I help people realise their potential by looking at three aspects of their professional life: Providing insight into their your working practices Creating the self belief that will transcend your work and personal life Providing a sense of direction you want for yourself. ...

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RYP Inspiration from the great and the good

Oprah Winfrey - "The biggest adventure you can ever take is to live the life of your dreams." Martin Luther King - "Life's most urgent question is: What are you doing for others?" Ralph Waldo Emerson - "An ounce of action is worth a ton of theory." John Templeton - "Everyone has special talents, and it is our duty to find ours and use them well."  ...

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