What Star Wars Can Teach Us About Speaking.

By |January 11th, 2016|

Battle with light sabers

Like many people I went to see the new Star Wars movie recently. Actually I probably waited a little long than most to see it. I absolutely loved it. And I’ve just booked it again for tomorrow night, This time with Ellis my son. He’s only 8 but […]


By |December 16th, 2015|

This evening I met with an old friend to discuss sharing the stage in 2016. Although I loosely knew his story I had never heard him speak. After our meeting I felt obliged to sit and watch his presentaion online. It blew me away. What James has achieved despite his difficult start is simply mind […]

Sock it to them!!!

By |December 10th, 2015|

It’s not very often that I get excited as much as I did this week. I took delivery of
a box of brand new and as you can see in the image below, extremely colourful socks.

I had bought them on a kickstarter campaign during the summer. Anyone who knows
me well knows that I like my socks.


So […]

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 […]