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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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“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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“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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“Lack Of Confidence: How To Overcome It?”

“Not fare well, But fare forward, voyagers.” T.S. Eliot (The Dry Salvages) I’m lucky enough to be with a friend who has a writer’s retreat in North Devon. My friend Deborah Dooley is a freelance journalist who’s written for The Times (of … Continue reading

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“10 Ways To Annoy Your Audience In A Good Cause!”

A few weeks ago I was invited to a presentation in a worthy cause. The moment the presenter said she was a motivational speaker and coach, my heart sank! Now I’m not against coaches and motivational speakers. Good heavens, no! … Continue reading

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What Call Centre Workers And Adele Have In Common!”

There’s a fascinating article in People Management “Call Centre Workers Suffering Voice Problems”. A lack of training and noisy environments result in one in three workers complaining of a hoarse voice often or very often! Even worse, 10% have a medical … Continue reading

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“Your Top 7 Tips To Overcome Presentation Nerves”

I had a grand time being interviewed by Carmen Macdougall the VA Coach and Mentor on a teleconference to her members for her Business Booster sessions. She has recorded our session and I’ll let you know some of what we discussed in … Continue reading

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