Alan McMahon


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Lord Peter Mandelson – The Third Man – Effective Speaking – Lessons to be learned from a Master Communicator
Hi – Whatever you think of Peter Mandelson, there is no denying the role he played in shaping the Labour Party and politics in the UK over the last 15 years.  Peter is a  Master communicator with clear abilities in effective speaking and...
2010-07-21 04:17:00

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PowerPoint or Flip Chart – Visual presentation has high impact and high understanding and only gets better when you tell a story
Having a high visual content in your presentations has a huge and positive impact on how well your audiance receive and understand your message. If you can combine this visual content with a story then your points will be remembered long after you have...
2010-02-03 12:12:41

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Questions are the Answer – Did you communicate? How can I improve?
The Speaking Well advocates taking particular Paths to achieve speaking success. One these Paths is focused on enabling the audience to clearly identify the purpose of your speech, talk or presentation.   In fact there is a really important question...
2010-02-03 12:09:46

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Voice when speaking to an audience
Another of ‘The Speaking Well’ paths to speaking well is focused on voice and how can you draw your voice from The Speaking Well? I have set out in this Blog article some of the secrets of using your voice to express yourself that will really make...
2010-02-03 12:08:49

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Use of body and movement when speaking
For public speaking people very often spend a great deal of time ‘learning’ what they should do and should not do with their bodies, including moving around the stage, and making gestures.  It is worth noting that once you do have the confidence to...
2010-02-03 12:07:44

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Words and language when speaking – Part 2
One of the Paths to speaking success is focused on your word and language choice. There are two simple things to remember in this regard which if you apply them can turn you into a great speaker. As you saw in my previous Blog the first of these was the...
2010-02-03 12:06:15

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Words and language when speaking – Part 1
If you have been following this Blog you will probably be aware that at The Speaking Well we advocate 7 particular Paths to Speaking Well.  When taken the paths lead to a vast improvement in your ability to speak in all environments including in your...
2010-02-03 12:05:02

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Confidence, energy, vitality, and enthusiasm when speaking
Another of  the recommended Paths to Speaking Well is focused on energy, vitality, and enthusiasm in order to give your audience the impression that you are a confident speaker .  A focus on this Path will help you to be a confident speaker. This...
2010-02-03 12:03:59

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What is my purpose when speaking?
In any talk, presentation, or speech you need to clearly identify your purpose. This is true whether your speech is to be given at work, in your community, or at your local Toastmasters Club. The Speaking Well advocates 7 particular paths to speaking,...
2010-02-03 12:02:56

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To give your best speech, talk, or presentation you need to be well organised
At The Speaking Well we advocate 7 particular Paths to speaking success.  One of these Paths is focused on how you organise your speech and the importance of time when speaking. If your talk, presentation or speech is well organised it will be: Easier...
2010-02-03 12:01:37