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Overcome Nerves, Present with Confidence

How a practice-based coaching session can help overcome the barriers to a perfect...
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Know Your Audience and Avoid Slow Hand Claps

   My first professional speech was in the 1980s to 500 drunk travel agents at a golf dinner....
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The T Junction

So you’re driving along a road at night in an unfamiliar location and realise that you’re...
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What to do when in the ACA exam

So it’s finally come round that day that you have been preparing for for weeks on end. Here are...

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