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Public Speaking

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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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"I Like Numbers"

On the day of enrolment at an adult education college the response to the question "Why have you...
Economics (general)

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Recommended (Outside) Reading

Most people perceive Economics today to be pretty much about Interest Rates, Exchange Rates,...
Computing and IT skills

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Learning to program: it's not about the language

Learning to program is something many kids (and adults) want to do. Most often, the kids I come...

Fresh Articles

  • The time is now: the joy of adult literacy

    Miss Diane Adult Literacy/ Numeracy Tutor (North London) Picture "I wish I'd done this years ago." "Ten years ago I thought about getting help, but I was too embarrassed." These are typical comments from adults who've started having lessons in reading, writing and handwriting. They tell me that they've been ashamed for years and used up all their energy...
  • Japanese companies might leave the UK

    Abdullah Economics (general) Tutor (North West London) Picture The UK attracted some Japanese companies on the promise that it is a gateway to Europe and its markets. The Brexit complicated things as the UK might lose access to the Single Market.  Japan's Message: “We strongly request that the UK will consider this fact seriously and respond in a...
  • "I Like Numbers" Editor's Pick

    Maureen Thistlewaite Accounting Tutor (Liverpool) Picture On the day of enrolment at an adult education college the response to the question "Why have you chosen accountancy?" is invariably "I like numbers". The strange aspect to this is that once a course starts most of the adult students show a distinct fear of the calculation aspect of accounting....
  • Path to Success in F8 - Audit and Assurance

    Dilukshan ACCA Tutor (Harrow) Picture It is no secret that F8- Audit and Assurance in Fundamental skill level in ACCA qualification is one of the hardest subjects if not it is the hardest. Pass Rate of F8 is clear evidence of this struggle. Always there is a solution for any problem, so a systematic approach will take us to...
  • Life Coaching using the Arts

    Kashope Life Coaching Professional (South East London) Picture When most people think about life coaching they tend to think of a practitioner who will enable them to sort out all of the niggles and issues that are affecting their lives. We may even consider the surrounding therapies that go with it; for example, cognitive behavioural therapy which enables...
  • Ratio Analysis

    Eugene Merrett Financial Accounting Tutor (West Central London) Picture Most students can memorize ratios but few can properly use ratios to evaluate a business. Student tend to comment on ratios separately and not realising that they are linked. A simple technique is to focus on 3 really important (primary) ratios Return on Capital Employed (ROCE) Current...
  • Why do people fear public speaking more than death

    Maureen Theaker Public Speaking Tutor (Telford) Picture Amazingly of the top 10 fears we often feel, most people will rate speaking in public as more fearful than death!  Communicating even simple ideas in front of an audience can have even experienced speakers, actors, politicians and businesspeople looking to the wings for help.  Indeed, public...
  • Speaking from the heart is always more powerful

    Maureen Theaker Public Speaking Tutor (Telford) Picture Words without meaning don’t hold power When it comes to public speaking one of the main dilemmas people face is whether to speak from their heart or their head. A lot of people tend to go for the latter option. However, this can prove to be a significant mistake. Of course there is no denying...
  • The Singing Speaker

    Edward Price Public Speaking Tutor (Luton) Picture Without doubt, one of the greatest fears many people have is public speaking. Standing up in public to deliver your pitch to a scary bunch of suited executives or hoping to entertain people at a wedding can fill us with dread. Why is this? Often we passionately believe in our subject and yet...
  • Six Tips for Happiness Editor's Pick

    Peter Jones Life Coaching Professional (Southend on Sea) Picture On my thirty-second birthday, I finally realised that there was a distinct possibility that the last of my ‘dreams’ might never come to pass. At the time I hadn’t even realised that it was a dream – I just hadn’t had a proper girlfriend for a while. A long while. A really long while. So in...


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