I often present at business events and can honestly say that I enjoy the experience. I know I am in the minority – and that I didn’t always feel this way!
What reminded me of this recently was when a member of the audience I was presenting to commented on how daunting it must have been that there were other attendees in the same field as me – business coaching and training. Interestingly the inference is that those others are likely to be super-critical. (I choose to…Continue
I completely understand that presenting is something that most people dread. Even those of us who regularly speak in front of large and small groups recognise the mounting nerves which can threaten to hijack the best prepared performance. So why would we make it even more difficult by pointing out to our audience that our presentation is not worth listening to?!
‘You’ll get bored with me.’ (If you say so).
‘ You’ll have to put up with me droning on for a bit longer yet.’ (Just…Continue
For about 20 years I have had to turn the tv or radio off at the first note of Chris Evans voice. At dinner parties the conversation has often turned to who does and who doesn’t like him – and most people don’t sit in the middle.
When Terry left radio 2 I wandered around airwave wilderness for a while but couldn’t find my home. Gradually, I started to listen to the ‘ginger whinger’. I had to get past my intense resistance to the tone of his voice, the seemingly infantile…Continue
It hasn’t been the best week in our house. My older daughter’s hope of getting into her dream school came to a crushing end and some interesting judging meant more disappointment at an Irish Dancing competition. (I’m allowed to not be objective!) My instinct as a mother is to protect her from any more heartache. But I can see the emotions travel across her face in the space of seconds – disbelief, pain, frustration, and then a resolve to salvage something positive from the…Continue