Category: Confidence

Five ways to improve your presenting skills

Delivering a knockout presentation can be a transformative experience. We find out how you can overcome speech anxiety and win over your audience courtesy of the experts at Speaker Express. Every month, Speaker Express hosts a club night at 116 Pall Mall. Founder Annik Petrou explains, “It is our monthly shop window. People can come […]



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Inspiring Commencement Speeches

Steve Jobs’ 2005 Stanford Commencement Address: Steve Jobs, was an American businessman and inventor who played a key role in the success of Apple computers and the development of revolutionary new technology such as the iPod, iPad, and MacBook. Drawing from some of the most pivotal points in his life, Steve Jobs, chief executive officer […]



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Dear Anxiety

I wrote this poem late one night after taking part in a poetry slam – which is a bunch of poets performing competitively, getting scores for their poems from the audience. I experience anxiety, and although I love competing in slams, it sends my anxiety into overdrive. One night after taking part in a slam, I lay in bed, full of adrenaline, unable to get to sleep because my heart wouldn’t stop racing and my mind wouldn’t switch off, and that’s how this poem was born.



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Good Feedback is the Key to Improvement but How?

If you are a professional speaker, you’d like to become one or you are into supporting other speakers, then this blog on giving better feedback is for you. I’m Annik, the founder of Speaker Express, and we run speaker accelerator programme here in London. One of the things speakers always say at the end of […]



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The Power Is In Being Consistent With Your Speaker Training

Every time, after running a training I say to people: ‘REMEMBER, nerves are a sign of playing a bigger game’! So get nervous, it’s part of growth. Don’t let a week go by feeling comfortable and most importantly, be AWARE of what you are telling yourself. Here are a number of clips I highly recommend […]



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