Category: Public Speaking / Presentation

I’ll be presenting a seminar at the Gradireland Summer Fair in the RDS Dublin, on Wednesday June  12th at 11:30am. Topics will include: The key elements of the written stage, so your CV gets to the all-important shortlist What you need to know (about them and yourself) before you show up for interview Jumping through […]

I’ll be doing a 1-hour talk entitled: It doesn’t have to feel like the Spanish Inquisition – Surviving the modern selection interview at the Career Zoo in Dublin. Spaces will be limited, so get there early to avoid disappointment. See you there! PS: I’ll also be hosting a seminar on how to access opportunities in […]

I have attended a number of conferences, lectures and talks in the past two weeks and I’ve just reviewed my notes on the elements that irritated my eyes and ears in them. In no particular order, I’ve highlighted the problem first (with my thoughts in brackets): Speaking too fast (Trying to cram in too much, […]

I’ll be speaking about careers – Can you have a career in the 21st Century? (Coping with the evolution, revolution and uncertainty in the market) – at the Career Zoo on Sept 22. The event is going to be huge and you can find details via @CareerZoo1

2,108 attendees – a very full house indeed. 15 speakers, one more amazing than the next, in a beautiful venue. TED videos, Exhibitions, Tech and Design displays. From 1:00pm til 8:00pm. A food fair in Grand Canal Dock – nommy nommy. I shall be hosting five of the speakers from 4:30-6:00 See you there!

From the TEDxSummit in April 2012. Strong setup of the big-big screen for slides/vids and the speaker up on screen beside it. Really good use of PowerPoint by Rives, with great callouts and nice big fonts on his screen captures. Well-interspersed flat images, text, and moving images, lots for the eye to enjoy. He very […]

I was asked to conduct a deepdive at the Dotconf this week on this topic. What if you get an unexpected opportunity to make an important presentation? A slot at a big conference? Some major investors roll into town and someone in your network gets you 30 minutes with them? You’re asked to demo your […]

I’ll be talking the ins, outs and pitfalls of pitching with the fine folks at Nova UCD. ELEMENTS WILL INCLUDE: Hooking them – turning your Eureka into something engaging How polished and practised do you have to be? “But I’m not a designer” – making slides that don’t hurt your audience’s eyes Presenting data without […]

I shall be conducting a deepdive on a couple of thorny/knotty aspects of presentation skills at this year’s dotconf. Looks like a really cool lineup, not least for the moody, black and white bio pictures. I look all sallow and sepia-toned – more like Apu than my usual jaundiced self. It should be a blast […]

I don’t know who Learn Liberty are – I’m guessing they are a fairly typical right-leaning American think-tank, which makes the scruffy bearded academic type they’ve put here as their spokesman an ‘interesting’ move. I’m actually less concerned here with message, or even with the veracity of the numbers being used, than I am with […]