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Learn to like what you get

I sometimes tell my kids the following refrain: "We get what we get and we don't get upset". I like to think it helps them deal with disappointment and frustration. I'm not sure it works,

By |2023-09-30T21:48:27+00:00September 30 2023|

An important lesson from Martin Short

Martin Short (Marty to his friends) is regarded as one of the best talk show interviews ever. He's guaranteed to bring playful engagement, rich banter, and pure joy to each and every appearance. What's his

By |2023-08-25T13:32:15+00:00August 25 2023|

Dive Into The Breaks

I've been on holiday in Italy for a few weeks. Here's a selection of things I've done: - Gone hiking in Monte Pana - Gone swimming in pools and the sea - Taught nursery rhymes

By |2023-08-18T10:04:22+00:00August 18 2023|

Saying “Yes, And” to Reverie

PHOTO: Alejandro Loar "Oh, you're a confident presenter, are you, Ryan? Why don't you get on stage and prove it then?" That wasn't how the invitation came, but that's what it felt like,

By |2023-07-17T19:32:14+00:00July 17 2023|

Supercharge that Charisma!

  My book The Confident Presenter is about how to become a confident presenter and own the room (makes sense). Another application for increased confidence is charisma. This is how to be more impactful in

By |2023-07-07T08:17:49+00:00July 7 2023|

I’m a top public speaking coach!

I've been busy in the last year, writing a recently released and highly regarded book on public speaking (The Confident Presenter), and also creating and hosting an online course on Digital Communication skills for

By |2023-07-18T08:14:43+00:00July 1 2023|

The importance of telling the truth

I was teaching an online writing workshop a couple of days ago to Storytelling and Writing Workshops Amsterdam. I finish the session with a section called: 10 Rules for Writing. (And yes, if you're wondering,

By |2023-07-03T09:41:24+00:00June 30 2023|

The value of overcommunicating

I was staring down multiple deadlines. What was stressing me out though, was one client to whom I owed a proposal. It had been a few days since they emailed their request, but I didn't

By |2023-06-14T20:39:46+00:00June 14 2023|