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What to know before starting a podcast

Politicians do it, footballers do it, even the Red Hot Chilli Peppers’ Flea does it… And if you were attracted to the title of this article, it’s highly likely that you have considered making a podcast too! And why not? The podcast has been one of the biggest break out channels of communication in recent […]

Make Your Ideas and Messages Into Memorable Stories

The prospect of Donald Trump appearing on the ballot for the 2024 election may come as a surprise to all but his devoted fans. After all, this is a “politician” who, most agree, pushed the boundaries too far and appeared to have been burnt by the experience. But no, The Donald seems to be rising […]

Can you have a beautiful voice?

Beautiful is not an adjective one would immediately associate with Boris Johnson, but the Financial Times decided recently that this was an apt description for the voice of the former Prime Minister. The same journalist continued that Mr Johnson’s voice is “deep and textured, raspy without crossing into sibilance”. While a columnist in a rival […]

AI Now Eyeing Presentation. Be Afraid!

It seems as though everyone I meet at the moment is talking about the new wave of AI which is coming our way. From content creators to software developers, artists to lawyers, the prospect of being replaced by a bot has injected some ‘heightened interest’. Just two months ago, I was giving much time to […]

Zelenksy masterclass in the rule of three

There are few politicians who have been such a so impactful as Volodymyr Zelensky in recent times. A year ago, few outside of Ukraine knew the name. Twelve months later, many voters around the world wish they had leaders as inspiring as Time’s person of the year for 2022. As the Ukraine war nears a year […]

Why You need a Christmas Break

It’s almost time to take a deep breath, climb off the work horse and take a well deserved break for a few days to enjoy the Christmas break. All that stands in our way is tying up all those loose ends and surviving a month of Christmas parties. The strange thing is, that as I […]

Why Politicians’ Rhetoric Turns Off Audiences

Should we feel sorry for politicians? Things used to be so much easier back before technology created an instant and indelible recording of everything said and made available for all. Caught between the crosshairs of traditional media and social media there really is nowhere to hide from the words which come out of their mouths […]

Applying Storytelling Techniques for Leaders and Mentors

I have dealt previously with common storytelling themes and the criteria used for building great stories in scenarios ranging from legal and business industries to presentation and leadership. This article looks at another layer in the form of storytelling applications. Probably the most commonly perceived application of storytelling is the use of an engaging narrative […]

What is the Essential Criteria for Great Storytelling?

I was recently at an event where I was giving a talk about the power of storytelling, and specifically how to lead through storytelling. When the event had finished there was an opportunity for small talk over coffee and I found myself in conversation with someone who was so far up the corporate ladder that […]

5 Compelling Storytelling Themes to Make an Impression

As the summer holiday season arrives, I am reminded that once upon a time the average vacation suitcase would be weighted down with a number of books destined for holiday reading while relaxing on the beach or by the pool. However, such habits have been changing as technology has increasingly become our go to source […]