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Shakespeare 400 Years On Remains The Communication Master

In 2016 we continue to celebrate a genius writer that passed away 4 centuries ago. Of course I’m referring to the talent, the passion and the skill of William Shakespeare. So why are his plays and many works so enduring, why is he still celebrated today? The bard used fictional characters within great stories, epic … Continued

How To Manage A Mistake When Presenting

Presenting, whether it is to a few colleagues or a huge audience, can be a daunting experience, and one seemingly full of pitfalls. A potential mistake and slips of the tongue could occur anywhere. Here Henry gives his advice on what to do if you make a mistake when giving a presentation: Experts make mistakes … Continued

Ed Miliband’s Communication Woes

  Click here to read Nick Smallman’s article on Ed Milibands’ communication style and watch an interview with Alex Stevenson for The Huffington Post. “Miliband’s team had five years to fix this, but they’ve failed to do so. The result is Labour is going into the 2015 election led by a man who lacks the … Continued

Speeches That Shook The World

Anaphora, alliteration, allegory, all these might be found in a great speech, and Speeches That Shook The World is just about that – what makes a good speech? In the BBC piece, Simon Armitage examines some of the most important speeches in 20th and 21st century Britain and looks at the tools the speechwriters and … Continued

The Power Of Emma Watson’s Speech

Much has been said in the past week of Emma Watson’s speech at the UN, concerning gender equality. I thought it might be interesting to post the speech here and say a few things about it from a communication standpoint. Firstly, Watson was obviously nervous, something we all are familiar with when giving presentations; and … Continued