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My first visit to Virgin Start Up in Bournemouth


Dee Clayton Presentation Skills Trainer

Last week I enjoyed attending my first Virgin Start Up at THIS Workspace in Bournemouth (a very cool work area in the Echo Building). I really wanted to hear from both speakers, Bournemouth based entrepreneurs and I wasn’t disappointed.

The speakers were Jimmy Cregan from Jimmy’s Iced Coffee (stocked in Ocado, Selfridges, Londis, Waitrose and Tesco) and Rupert Holloway from Conker Gin (Dorset’s first independent gin distiller who only 3 years ago was a chartered surveyor!)

To start the evening off they both gave a slightly more formal presentation and I liked that they allowed their personalities and personal stories to shine through. (I’ve made a note to self to share my personal stories more too – what about you?)

Then they did questions and answers section and I wanted to share this clip with you. Rupert says if you’d asked me to speak on my last career I would have “sweated myself into the grave. I’d hate it…but because it’s my passion …it doesn’t faze me”. (note: If you aren’t running your own business but still need to present well get in touch, setting up your own business isn’t the only way to get comfortable speaking!)

Take as many learning’s from it as you choose and specifically I noticed:

  • It’s important to know why you are talking, what does the message mean to you
  • Believe in your message make it “totally true” to you
  • Being relaxed and comfortable with a conversational style makes the audience feel like friends

If you want to learn more about how you can be relaxed, authentic and engaging in front of an audience get in touch with us today or connect with us on Facebook to be the first to hear about my new book “How To Avoid Career Limiting Presentations – Your Guide To Public Speaking In Business.”

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