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So far Richard McCann has created 55 blog entries.

13 sure-fire ways to fail as a speaker.

By | May 8th, 2017|Uncategorized|

  1.   Speak monotonously When speaking to the audience, do not be enthusiastic in any way. This will only connect you with the audience, which is the opposite of what you want. There's a very good chance that many of the delegates will have had a heavy night so any sleep inducing monotony will be [...]

Driven Edition 1 with Steven Robinson

By | February 28th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Well, it's finally here. Driven. Inspired by The Carpool Interviews I've decided to take my car for a drive and interview some incredibly inspirational individuals who I've met along the way. My first guest is no other than Stephen Robinson. Steve lost his right arm in a tragic accident many years ago. What [...]

Presentation Skills from an 8 Year Old.

By | January 31st, 2017|presentation tips, Uncategorized|

I've been inundated by people from all around the world over the last few weeks on the back of a couple of posts on Linkedin which went viral. Many people are asking for some help with presentation skills. So I decided to create a little something using a small piece of footage of my 8 [...]

Want more clients? Maybe you can learn from this guy…

By | October 28th, 2016|Business, initiative, sales|

Marketing, can’t live with it, can’t live without it. Actually in the almost 12 years that I have been in business I’ve not done a great deal of marketing. I send out the odd random newsletter or targeted email to a specific person or group of people and that’s about it. Although I [...]

Disaster!!!

By | October 3rd, 2016|Uncategorized|

I’m hoping life is good right now and if it’s not then I hope whatever challenge you have right now passes soon. Have you ever done what I did this morning? I walked out of the house early and as soon as I approached my car I got a face full of web. Spiders [...]

My most inspirational post ever…………….Probably.

By | July 19th, 2016|Extra mile, initiative, life, Motivation, opportunities, Resilience, Uncategorized|

So there I was: In London, heading for The Press association where I was delivering presentation skills and as I walked out of Kings Cross Station I saw a man to my left who was stood with a large piece of cardboard with a message on it. I initially thought he was homeless but when [...]

Worlds Youngest Motivational Speaker (8)

By | April 29th, 2016|Uncategorized|

You may have come across this video already on my Facebook page  but it was so important that I didn’t want to assume that you had seen it there. A few months ago the children at my son Ellis was asked by his teachers what he wanted to do when he was older. He has [...]

Don’t ask, Don’t get.

By | April 21st, 2016|initiative, opportunities|

So there I was. Up at The Marriot Hotel in Newcastle on Tuesday night as I was delivering a presentation skills day for the leadership team at Annalox the next day. I discovered there was a meeting for a company who I had worked with before taking place at the hotel at 8pm that night. [...]

Great Feedback from the 1st iCan LIVE

By | March 23rd, 2016|Uncategorized|

Last week we launched the iCan Live event in Newcastle. It was much more than just my keynote presentation. It was a whole day on mindset: goal setting, comfort zones, limiting beliefs and a whole lot more. We had a fantastic day and it laid the foundations for the next event in Leeds on 29th [...]