And relax……..

By |June 8th, 2015|

Last weekend I was in Keldy in the North Yorkshire Moors staying in a log cabin with it’s own Hot Tub.

It was so relaxing and made me realise that I really should get away more often than I do.

Below you’ll see I’m in the hot tub with the kids.

It actually hail stoned the first time […]

Schoolboy Error?

By |May 6th, 2015|

I’ll let you be the judge of that. Last night I was speaking at Edinburgh Napier University and today I was heading to get the train home at Waverley station. Anyhow, I was on Periscope streaming live when I stumbled on a kind of press conference with The First Minister for Scotland Nicola Sturgeon. There […]

YOUR Comfort Zone

By |April 10th, 2015|

YOUR Comfort Zone

This is an important blog post about you and your comfort zone.

But first I want to share with you one of my favourite quotes on this subject…

“I’ve learned in my life that it’s important to be able to step outside your comfort zone and be challenged with something you’re not familiar with or […]

So did you see it? The lunar eclipse on Friday…

By |March 24th, 2015|

I don’t know about you but things were so excited in our house.

With three young children who had never experienced a lunar eclipse before, they simply couldn’t contain themselves.

They may have been so excited due to the encouragement by their school as they were all informed that they would be stepping outside whilst the moon […]

Three Things I Learnt Last Week That Can Help You Today!

By |March 17th, 2015|

Well, I thought I had learnt everything there was to know about public speaking.

And you’d think so after having been speaking for over 10 years and having now delivered 1,735 sessions since I gave my very first professional talk on 8th February 2005.

But last week I learned three things in relation to speaking (or at […]

Hairs On The Back Of My Neck Stood Up!

By |March 3rd, 2015|

Wow! What an incredible weekend. The launch of the ‘iCan Speak’ Academy far exceeded my expectations and is one day I’ll not forget in a hurry. In fact one of the delegates caused the hairs on the back of my neck to stand up. (I’ll explain why in a second.)

In the picture above you will see […]

Speaker News Flash

By |February 11th, 2015|

We interrupt your day to bring you this from our ‘iCan Speak Academy’ on the spot reporter. Please be aware there is no flash photography in this item.

On my travels around the UK speaking at various events I get the pleasure of seeing some great speakers: But there is always two sides to a coin […]

You’re on CCTV right now.

By |October 28th, 2014|

I was sitting in my car at my local car park, enjoying a few minutes on Twitter. As I sat there, I saw a small sports car race into an empty space behind me as though its driver’s life depended on it. Out of my mirror I could see her jump out of the car and […]


By |September 16th, 2014|

You can imagine how angry I was can’t you? You have probably experienced something similar yourself. You return to your car and the wing mirror is damaged or even worse, someone has crashed into your car and driven off.

I’m not sure if you can imagine how angry I was as I wasn’t really. I was […]