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Learn how to tell stories that can change the world. Presented by communication experts Maryam Pasha and Simon Bucknall, tune in to tell better stories, more consistently, on purpose. Speak less, say more! 

Speechless – Tell Stories that Change the World Maryam Pasha & Simon Bucknall

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Learn how to tell stories that can change the world. Presented by communication experts Maryam Pasha and Simon Bucknall, tune in to tell better stories, more consistently, on purpose. Speak less, say more! 

    Soundbite 09: How to introduce yourself

    Soundbite 09: How to introduce yourself

    “So, what do you do?” Cue: cringe or awkwardness as it turns into a showboating parade or a modesty competition. Tune in to this Speechless soundbite with Maryam Pasha and Simon Bucknall to pick up top tips for how to introduce yourself in a way that hits the right note. Recorded live at the English Speaking Union in London.

    • 7 min
    Bonus: Getting started in storytelling

    Bonus: Getting started in storytelling

    Public speaking has negative connotations for so many people - especially younger people. But what are the opportunities? How can we cultivate a more positive environment? A more empowering experience for people just getting started? Tune into this live storytelling masterclass with Speechless co-hosts Maryam Pasha and Simon Bucknall and guest host Zain Hussain. Learn how to get started, how to ignite the storytelling spark within yourself. In this episode, you’ll learn how to support young p...

    • 34 min
    Bonus: Wedding speech 101

    Bonus: Wedding speech 101

    Wedding speeches. A giant elephant trap for the unwary or the arrogant. Author of three books on the topic, in this latest episode of Speechless, Simon Bucknall shares practical tips and ideas drawn from thousands of hours spent reviewing wedding speech scripts and helping the speakers prepare. Whatever the internet might say, “telling jokes” is not the answer! Because no-one ever gave a great wedding speech by making the friends laugh and the bride's or groom’s parents cry… For mo...

    • 27 min
    Soundbite 08: How to moderate a panel like a pro

    Soundbite 08: How to moderate a panel like a pro

    The art of moderating a panel. For many, a “Dark Art”. How to lead your speakers, keep your audience engaged and (where necessary) even keep the peace! Panels need a steady hand and intense concentration. In this Speechless Soundbite, co-hosts Simon Bucknall and Maryam Pasha get into the practicalities of moderating a panel discussion, and some quick actionable tips to help you level up, fast.

    • 11 min
    Chapter 08: So you want to compete? World Championship of Public Speaking

    Chapter 08: So you want to compete? World Championship of Public Speaking

    If you had only 7 minutes to speak to the world, what would you say? That’s the brief for Toastmasters World Championship of Public Speaking. 30,000 contestants. 1 overall winner. Contest speaking is one of the fastest, most effective paths to improvement as a speaker. But what are the keys to success? What are the Do’s and Don’ts? Is it all about just trying to impress the judges? And how do you pack maximum impact when you only have 7 minutes? In this episode, Simon Bucknall shares wi...

    • 33 min
    Soundbite 07: Build a lego kit

    Soundbite 07: Build a lego kit

    Speak regularly on an expert topic? Stop creating your speech from scratch! Instead? Create a lego kit. Your reputation depends on it. In this Speechless Soundbite, Maryam Pasha shares how you can create a lego kit of stories, analogies, stats and anecdotes that drive back to your core messages and help you feel prepared and be more consistent, whatever the speaking scenario.

    • 13 min

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