Expert Tips from Tina Blake

How to Keep it Simple when Speaking

We all know that, to keep an audience’s attention, we need to throw everything at them. Right? Wrong. It’s an easy mistake to make, but in fact what will bring you success as a speaker is keeping it simple. Say less, but make it stick more. Don’t move so much, but do...

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In The Classroom: Schools and Speaking

I try to avoid hobby horses. Not only are the real kind best reserved for small children … the figurative kind are almost always really boring to everyone else. We all have a friend with a pet subject – and we might often fondly wish they’d talk about it less! The...

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Find Your Voice: Vocal Coaching 101

When you are new  to public speaking you often think about the act of standing on stage and delivering your  presentation, you often focus on the visual aids or your own nerves, on your body language or on your audience. The truth is, though, that the most important...

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The Big Moment: Giving Your Speech Impact

We all want to make an impact. Ensuring our speeches make an impression is the most important goal of most speakers – after all, if we don’t make ourselves memorable, there is little reason in speaking in the first place. If you’re instantly forgotten, you may as well...

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Ready For Your Close-up? The Camera and You

More and more, speakers are presenting less in rooms and more in front of cameras. Whether it’s recorded pieces to satellite links, teleconferences or training videos, the camera is a common object in the life of many communicators. Surprisingly, it’s also still one...

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