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The Run Sheet – Conference + Event Newsletter

Very happy to announce the arrival of this not-so-little baby which has been brewing for many years. The Run Sheet (same name as my podcast) is a newsletter filled with conference observations, information about speakers, venues, innovative delegate experiences and...

LinkedIn – More than a resume

LinkedIn has become the most powerful platform B2B (business to business) people have to demonstrate their experience and build authority in their area of expertise. I've been on the platform for almost 14 years. It had become quite tiresome and gloomy by...

Success with Social Media for Events

Gone are the days of being able to get away without social media platforms for our events, but the frustration is still higher than ever. As a very busy MC, I am involved in many events a year. Each event has a social presence, but event planners are struggling to get...

Business owner evolution – from owning to leasing

Those of us who took the leap from corporate to our own business can remember exactly what those first handful of challenges were: cashflow, equipment, branding and clients. If you were strategic enough, you’d make sure you had enough of a nest-egg (ideally 3-6 mths...

Stop Saying um and y’know

Breathing Life Back into the Full-Stop It's one of those things you don't even realise you're doing until you listen back to a recording of your voice. There it is : "My first introduction to... umm.. technology was in school when...umm.. my teacher installed our...

Confident Public Speaking

Number 1 Fear Download a handy PDF of these tips and a whole page of extra tips from speakers from around the globe. This is my 21st year of Professional Speaking, and when you've been doing something that long, people are bound to ask you questions, right? Of all the...

INTERVIEW : John Lawson – International Speaker and Author

John Lawson is a global speaker on Social Commerce, best selling author and go-to authority.  In this episode John Lawson describes the moment he became a proper 'Speaker' - when he stole the show instead of moderating a panel at an event. John is living proof you can...

Overcome Fear of Public Speaking

Number 1 Public Speaking Challenge I've been speaking professionally for around 17 years and coaching speakers for more than 10. The most common challenge facing those speakers is dealing with nerves. I've developed my own techniques and tweaked those I've learned...

Launching my podcast: The Run Sheet

Finally Very happy to announce the launch of my long-planned podcast called The Run Sheet. I will take you behind the scenes of the conference and event industry, speaking with Speakers, MCs, venues, event planners, AV technicians, app developers, delegate experience...