Paula's Blog

Autism West Speaks Out – It’s time to have a voice

Autism West Speaks Out – It’s time to have a voice Programme Ambassador Paula Smith (Professional Speaker, Presentation Skills and Storytelling Author, and Mum of an adult Son on the Spectrum) believes anyone can be a powerful presenter given the right tools and the belief that their story or message is worth sharing. Paula is passionate about standing up and…

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The NOW Presentation

The NOW presentation Make money, save money, save time and be happier now. The difference between children and adults in a learning environment is that a child usually accepts the method of teacher-directed learning. This is what we are going to learn today whether you want to or not because it’s in the curriculum. One of the principles for adult…

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I’m having trouble communicating this idea

Can you remember the last time you thought or said this to yourself?  Or have you been struggling to understand someone else's big picture idea? It doesn't matter how great our communication skills are there is always so much more to learn and practice. Being a great communicator in business is vital for: Getting people on your side Selling your products and…

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Content isn’t always King when delivering a presentation

Content isn't always King when delivering a presentation   It's sometimes the queen You may have heard the expression “Content is king” but, as I have explained in previous presentation principles, content delivered badly is definitely not presentation royalty. When I have been asked to help find a keynote for a conference or a trainer for the day most people…

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Speak out to play a bigger game

Are you ready to play yet? Playing a bigger game isn't about competing with anyone else, its about stepping up to be the very best you can be. It's about playing to win at your own game. What's your bigger game? Is it helping more people? Growing a business? Having a voice? or being a great parent? Speaking out and…

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