Category: Making Speeches

What I Learnt From Strictly Dancers Ian and Natalie

I recently hosted a fundraiser for my son’s school, The Grammar School at Leeds or GSAL. It featured two of the stars of Strictly Come Dancing – Natalie Lowe and Ian Waite. In between exquisite dances I interviewed them. To my surprise, that evening I learned so much about powerful communication.

And The Award For Best Oscar Speech Goes To…

Public speaking expert Jacqui Harper analyses what makes a winning speech. Speeches are never easy but OSCAR night is especially hard. Four billion eyes around the world are watching. The clock counts down from 45 seconds as soon as you start speaking. Emotions naturally run high and the Dolby Theatre is teaming with Hollywood’s finest. […]

How To Give An Awards Speech

Tips For Oscar Nominees – And The Rest Of Us! CONGRATULATIONS to British director Steve McQueen for ending his speech so powerfully at the recent British Academy Film Awards (BAFTAs). His scorching reminder that slavery is still an evil endured by 21 million people around the world dwarfed other acceptance speeches. The celebration of his […]