Category Archives: Giving Influential Presentations

“10 Ways To Get Leadership Gravitas”

Do you lack gravitas? Recently several senior women entirely independently have contacted me because they’d been told this by their superiors. This information is hard to digest. Most people know it when they see it. And they miss it when … Continue reading

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“The Secret to delivering an Expert Conference Presentation”

When early career researchers present at conferences they’re in a very different environment to the one they’re used to. When they present internally to colleagues, they’re merely reporting on history – “We did this, we did that, we discovered this-and-that … Continue reading

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“What are your limits?”

I remember reading a piece of research in the 1980s. It was a study into CEOs of the top FTSE 100 companies and what they had in common. What were their secrets? What made them successful? What was the magic … Continue reading

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“A Critical Audience: How To Turn Things Around With A Risky Manoeuvre”

“No, no, it’s all about the price. Never mind about relationships with customers when they’ll go on the ‘net and find a better price elsewhere.” My friend, Cathy Rhodes of Culminas, and I were presenting to a group of auto parts … Continue reading

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“Giving The Funeral Address: 9 Tips On How To Stay Calm and Focused”

I’ve spend a glorious though not so sunny weekend in Somerset – Glastonbury to be exact. I was on a residential at the very beautiful, warm, serene Earthspirit Centre. One of our number had recently had a bereavement and was due … Continue reading

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“Have You Made These Presentation Failures? A Cautionary Tale…..”

I sincerely hope you have never attended a lecture or seminar where these mistakes got made. Enjoy……..

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“Conference Speeches: How To Stand Out From The Crowd”

In the coming months the 3rd year doctoral students I’m working with at Oxford University’s Institute of Biomedical Engineering at the Centre for Doctoral Training will be giving presentations – either 3 minute posters or 10 minute outlines of their research … Continue reading

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