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Make Yourself At Home

When you walk into your kitchen, you probably know exactly:- – where to flip on the light switch… – how the sink tap turns on… – or where to find a teaspoon. You could probably do those things with your eyes shut. At home, your body knows the space it’s in.  It’s developed a physical […]

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A Tale Of Three Fears

For many of us, being put in the spotlight means confronting three fears: – ourselves – other people – the space. That’s something I learned many years ago, from Richard Hahlo – an actor, director and long-established trainer for the National Theatre and his own company, Hydrocracker. Fear of ourselves is the worry that we’ll […]

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The Camera Often Lies

I never use video to teach people how to make live presentations.  In fact, I think video can be thoroughly misleading. Why? Because it’s a different medium. If you were actually being filmed giving your presentation, there could well be valid reasons for keeping fairly (though not rigidly) still. But that would depend upon the […]

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What shall I do with my hands?

What Should I Do With My Hands?

If this is one of your ‘presentations worries’, there’s a very easy answer. Do nothing at all. Luckily, your hands are quite capable of taking care of themselves. Hands – or any other part of the body – are usually a problem when your attention is in the wrong place. If your attention is fully […]

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