Thank you Sylvia ... your pearls always help and as I sit here about to fly to Edinburgh to run a workshop it was just what I needed to remind me of some key things I can do to bring out the best for my audience! Thank you!
Allison Spargo Executive Coach
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The minute we stand up to speak; we have the attention of the audience. The minute we open our mouth – we can lose it. Those 1st few seconds in the limelight are vital to engaging the attention of your listeners and that begins from the moment you come into their line of vision. Many […]Read More
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It’s a common misconception that charisma is the luck of the draw. Many people believe that you are born either with or without it and that you can’t teach it. There are people who claim to teach charisma and will focus on tips on body language, eye contact, voice tonality, appearance etc., and while all […]Read More
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I was brought up in a strict Baptist family with church 3 times on a Sunday, Bible study groups, church youth clubs and socials filling our leisure time. It was an emotionally charged church and one of my favourite hymns was ‘How Great Thou Art’ by Carrie Underwood. This came back to me this morning […]Read More
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