I've always had high expectations of myself - and my family environment growing up was a big part of that. (A very high-achieving Cambridge-educated half brother and sister 11 and 13 years older than me set the bar high!). And part of this background has meant that I've always strived for future goals - and not always celebrated successes along the … [Read more...]
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Bad presentations: I've been reminded recently of a observation by Scott Berkun, a writer and speaker who's spoken at conferences all over the world and written a great book 'Confessions of a Public Speaker'. One of the ideas in his book is something I totally agree with. Burkun says: "The problem with most bad presentations I see is not the … [Read more...]
So you're a nervous speaker: where does your focus naturally go? Today's post is around a link to some very interesting research on where your eyes and attention go if you're an anxious presenter. Assuming you're able to look up and 'take in' your audience - and if you're nervous, that's not a given (I cite myself in that category of looking down … [Read more...]