Talking Is Hard

Guest Article by Jonathan Chan, Beatles fan and our man in green The “gift of the gab” isn’t one that anyone receives. Nobody is born with the ability to stand before a crowd and instantly be articulate. Anyone who claims otherwise is likely mistaking brash confidence for eloquence. Like any art form, oratory requires time, effort,…

Perfect Your Preparation

Joel, Team AoT You’ve probably heard that successful presenters spend an hour rehearsing for every minute spent on stage. No this isn’t hyperbole, it’s an unfortunately reality. But most of us cannot afford the luxury of spending three hours perfecting a dramatic reveal for your presentation on quarterly EBITDAR statistics or the importance of recycling. Rehearsing…

No. 3.

I don’t think I’ll ever forget the first time I spoke on stage. I’d been cast in a play in Primary School which was concerned principally with a very rich man who had a butler and many children, and was entertaining one guest in particular who was concerned with getting money or something from him….

Emphatically Speaking

Valerie Lim, a passionate national debater, ah lian and ardent Star Wars fan offers her insights into giving your speeches that extra punch. I was never a stranger to public speaking. Having been blessed with the gift of the gab at an unfortunately early age, I spent most of my childhood tormenting my parents, siblings,…

The Presentation

Guest article by Elias, the Great Imagine a late Sunday evening, as if it was already Monday. The schoolboy takes out his timetable; the executive, her weekly planner. You adjust, like everyone else, into the drone of the coming week. And like everyone else, you sometimes have to prepare for a presentation. Good presentations are hard…