Using storyboarding to plan your presentation

Storyboarding is an essential yet often overlooked technique in the arsenal of public speakers. It's a powerful tool to plan and refine presentations, ensuring your message is delivered effectively and memorably. Let's explore how storyboarding can transform your approach to presentations.

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Effective crisis management in public relations

In the fast-paced world of public relations, a crisis can erupt without warning, posing an immediate threat to a brand's reputation. Effective crisis management is not just about damage control; it's about swift, strategic action to turn a potential disaster into an opportunity for growth and...

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Crafting award-winning presentations: Strategies from champion speakers

The art of crafting a presentation that not only captivates but also garners recognition is an ambition many aspire to. Award-winning speakers often share a set of strategies that elevate their presentations from good to exceptional. This blog delves into these techniques, focusing on...

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Crafting the perfect guest pitch for podcast hosts

In today's bustling digital realm, podcasts have risen as a beacon of information and entertainment. But getting a slot on a renowned podcast isn’t just about having a compelling story or expertise—it's also about presenting it in a way that grabs the host's attention. So, how do you...

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Strategies for overcoming Imposter Syndrome as a speaker

Overcoming Imposter Syndrome, especially as a speaker, is a journey that many professionals face. This blog aims to shed light on practical strategies to combat this challenge, enabling speakers to present with confidence and authenticity.

Understanding Imposter Syndrome

Firstly, it's essential...

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Mastering LinkedIn for PR success

Creating a compelling LinkedIn profile and utilising the platform effectively is crucial for anyone looking to enhance their Public Relations (PR) efforts. LinkedIn, with its vast network of professionals, offers a unique opportunity to establish and grow your professional brand, connect with...

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Developing dynamic openings and closings in speeches

Imagine stepping onto a stage. The crowd is silent, expectant. How you begin your speech can capture the room's attention; how you end it can leave an indelible mark long after you've stepped down. That's the power of dynamic openings and closings—they bookend your message, creating a...

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The power of podcast guesting: How PR professionals can leverage it

In the ever-evolving world of media and communications, podcasting has emerged as a formidable force. Today, over a third of Australians listen to podcasts regularly, making it a critical platform for reaching diverse and engaged audiences. But while many recognise the importance of hosting or...

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How business awards elevate public speakers

In the realm of public speaking, the art of oratory is often perceived through the lens of direct audience impact—how speakers stir emotions, shift perspectives, and spur people into action. But there's another facet of impact that's equally potent yet less discussed: the transformative...

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How to write winning media releases in PR

Public Relations (PR) is a dynamic field that requires strategy, foresight, and creativity. A core tool in the PR arsenal is the media release (often referred to as a press release). A well-crafted media release can be the gateway to invaluable media coverage, amplifying your message to a wider...

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How emerging technologies are reshaping public speaking in 2024

As we welcome the New Year, it's an opportune moment to reflect on the transformative role emerging technologies are playing in the realm of public speaking. The landscape of communication and presentation is evolving rapidly, and as we step into 2024, understanding these changes is crucial for...

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The intersection of public speaking and emotional intelligence

Public speaking, at its core, is an act of communication designed not merely to inform but also to engage and influence an audience. The ability to do so effectively hinges on one’s emotional intelligence (EQ) – the capacity to be aware of, control, and express one's emotions, and to...

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