Episode number eight

It’s time to get your voice heard. It’s time for More Than a Chain, the podcast for civic leaders that aren’t just in it for the buffet. This episode includes all these great features: Network News Media Mayor The BIG BIG interview Mayor of the Month   This month’s episode is all about getting your

How to answer any question

You will be asked questions.   People will quiz you at events, in the council chamber and even in the street.   To make sure you offer them the best answer every time you need a system. In this video I’ll outline the one I use.

The words that will improve your community

  Words have power. Language has power. Saying the right words can bring your community together.   If community cohesion is important to you, then you need to watch this video. It will give you one quick and easy to use tip to bring a bit of unity to your local area.

Episode number four

    Its story time on More Than a Chain, the podcast for civic leaders that aren’t just in it for the buffet. Your host Duncan Bhaskaran Brown will bring you all these great features: Network News Civic Role Model The hot Interview The BIG thing   Network News   It’s time to share your

Open body language

No one tries to look dishonest. So it is a big surprise that many new speakers adopt a pose that is down right deceitful.   They don’t do it deliberately but one of the most natural reactions to being asked to speak is to wrap your arms around yourself as a kind of defence mechanism

How to make it about them

We all know someone truly boring. All they do is talk about themselves. We all know that is boring.   It makes you wonder why so many speakers fill their speeches with stuff about themselves.   If you want to be a great speaker you need to watch this video. You need to make it

How do you deliver a eulogy?

You’ve been asked to deliver a eulogy. You’re not sure what to say or how to say it. You are understandably nervous.   In this video there are a couple of solid tips to help you deliver a eulogy that will fit the tone and hit the mark.

How to warm up without a dressing room

What no dressing room?   We’ve all been there, you get asked to speak at a huge event and when you show up you realise you haven’t got your own dressing room. Nightmare!   It might sound like the behaviour of a complete diva but it isn’t. Warming up before you speak is important. A

Speaking with a spark

One of the few bonuses of winter is a roaring open fire. All that warmth, all that life, toasty.   And to think it all comes from a little spark.   If you ask me, making a great speech is like those burning logs. It should have some fire, it should have some warmth and

How do you become conscious of unconscious mannerisms?

We all have unconscious mannerisms. I fiddle with my wedding ring, which is annoying.   If you become conscious of them then you can learn to control them.   Find out how in this video. And watch me try to stop fiddling with my wedding ring.