Press Releases

Anthony Garvey #ChantalCookePR


The Myths of Public Speaking and Presenting

Have you asked colleagues and friends for advice on public speaking and presenting?  I have and some have been useful but much of advice has been not so great.  You may have had the same experience!

In this article we’ll look at the ‘not so great advice’, debunking twelve myths and pointing out some pitfalls you can avoid when you have a speech or presentation to give.

Anthony Garvey of Tralee Toastmasters Club

Chantal Cooke (#ChantalCookePR) of Panpathic Communications is a Public Relations agent retained by Districts 71 and 91 to help us obtain national press coverage. See here to read the article writing brief and you might win tickets to the next district conference.


March 2020

NE Connected

https://neconnected.co.uk/ten-myths-of-public-speaking-and-presenting/

NE Connected has a large audience of businesses/business people and the general public so it has an ideal audience for TMI.

Readership: 266k per month. 

Bytestart

Bytestart provides information and support for small businesses and startups:  “Helping over half a million start-ups every year”

It has an audience with many potential TM members.

Monthly readership: 100k

Belfast News Letter

Anthony’s article  was in the Belfast News Letter, a daily newspaper – an excellent publication for TM to be in.

You can view a pdf of the article here:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/tbzlnieb9rf5mps/NEWS%20LETTER%2018th%20Feb%2020%20p37.pdf?dl=0

Readership: 35.5k

February 2020

We are UMi

https://www.weareumi.co.uk/news/sectors/business-services/11-business-presenting-and-public-speaking-myths

The We are UMi website is a Business to Business site (formerly called Business Quarter). It provides information and advice covering a wide range of business issues. It has 52,827 unique users pm.

bbpMedia

https://www.bbpmedia.co.uk/business-insights/professionalservices/ten-myths-of-public-speaking-and-presenting.html

This is a Midlands based is a business to business website, helping business owners make the right connections and gaining insight in to running their businesses.  The site will have readers for whom a Toastmasters club will be very useful!

Readership: 40k per month.

LID Publishing

LID Publishing is an international business book publisher, with an associated website that hosts thought leadership articles from leading business people. Every article they publish on their site is also promoted via their social media.

It has also been put on their Twitter feed: https://twitter.com/lidpublishing/status/1230470909380775936  and on their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/lidpublishing

The Recruiter

https://www.recruiter.co.uk/advice/2020/02/presenting-myths-recruiters-should-ignore

This is a leading publication for the recruitment industry.

Readership: 48k+ per month

Herts Business Independent pages 16 and 17

http://www.businessindependent.co.uk/digital_issue/issue_76/html5forpc.html?page=0

This is the leading Business-to-Business publication for Hertfordshire which is delivered in print and digital formats. The magazine is delivered monthly to key decision makers across the county including all the leading CEOs.  It is also distributed at Business Centre, meeting and conference facilities, hotels, golf clubs and railway stations.

Readership:  55k pm

Kent Business Radio

https://www.kentbusinessradio.co.uk/myths/

This website has a large audience of businesses/business people.

Readership: 178k per week

The editor has also posted the article on

http://www.businesskent.co.uk/

Indezine

https://blog.indezine.com/2020/02/myths-of-public-speaking-debunked.html

This is a specialist website focused on presenting.

Readership: 10k pm

Simon Day (2nd article) #ChantalCookePR

How to Engage Others: The Art of Effective Online Communication

In the current environment huge numbers of us have been compelled to revise the way we work and move our meetings, coaching, mentoring, teaching or presentations to an online setting. I am one such person and have learned some valuable lessons as I have conducted meetings and coaching online. In this offering, I will share things I have learned to help you make your online communications more impactful.

Simon Day #ChantalCookPR
Simon Day, Leeds City Toastmasters

Simon Day is an award-winning speaker, coach and training consultant. He is the 2019 District 71 (UK and Ireland) Evaluation Champion and holds Distinction in Grade 8 Public Speaking from the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art.

Chantal Cooke (#ChantalCookePR) of Panpathic Communications is a Public Relations agent retained by Districts 71 and 91 to help us obtain national press coverage. See here to read the article writing brief and you might win tickets to the next district conference.


May 2020

Bytestart provides information and support for small businesses and startups so it has an excellent audience for Toastmasters.  Their tagline is:  “Helping over half a million start-ups every year”

Monthly readership: 100k

May 2020

The Negotiator is a leading publication in this sector and it readers are Residential Negotiators/Estate Agents. “It is the only trade magazine reaching the entire UK residential agency market.”

The Negotiator, May 2020 edition, page 26 and contents page 4

You can see the digital edition here:

https://flickread.com/edition/html/free/5eac56cb9cce7#26

https://flickread.com/edition/html/free/5eac56cb9cce7#4

Readership: 60k

29th April 2020

Company Bug provides small business owners, entrepreneurs, contractors and consultants with the information they need to set up and run a business in the UK, together with insights into relevant business and tax issues.

Readership: 70k pm

24th April 2020

Blogging community world is primarily focused on business and technology and encourages community discussions.

https://bloggingcommunityworld.com/t/how-to-make-the-most-of-technology-and-communicate-effectively-online/319804

This site is part of Business Computing World which has a readership of 475k+

24th April 2020

Small Business Insider is a specialist website for small business owners with a focus on supporting business success and the financial aspects of business.  Readership: tbc

23rd April 2020

Business Bunker Radio. This website has a large audience of businesses/business people.

https://www.kentbusinessradio.co.uk/online-communication/

Readership: 178k per week.

22nd April 2020

Indezine.com is a website focusing on presentations and slides. It publishes articles on all aspects of public speaking and presenting.

It has a monthly readership of 380,000.

17th April 2020

16th April

The We are UMi website is a site for businesses and business  people (formerly called Business Quarter). It provides information and advice covering a wide range of relevant issues.

https://www.weareumi.co.uk/news/sectors/business-services/how-to-make-the-most-of-your-online-communication

Readership:  52,827 pm.

Scratch is the leading UK publication for Nail Professionals.  “Scratch enjoys global recognition for its stunning visuals, trusted content and relentless passion to inform and inspire the nail professional both in print and online.”  With an audience including many business owners this is an excellent place to be published.

https://www.scratchmagazine.co.uk/feature/beauty-nail-clients-social-media-video/

Readership: 45k+ pm.

Simon Day #ChantalCookePR

Empowering Others through Effective Feedback

Feedback. Barely a moment goes by in which we are not providing it, receiving it or replaying it.

We are largely a product of how we have reacted to feedback since we were old enough to be socially aware. How we look, dress, speak, work, drive – even the things we dare not try again – have all been informed by feedback from family members, teachers, friends and colleagues.

Let us give feedback from the heart and ensure it is actionable, specific and timely. The way in which we communicate in our workplaces, communities and homes – amongst rapidly evolving situations – will be a key factor in improving quality of relationships, productivity, happiness and success.

Simon Day #ChantalCookPR
Simon Day, Leeds City Toastmasters

Simon Day is an award-winning speaker, coach and training consultant. He is the 2019 District 71 (UK and Ireland) Evaluation Champion and holds Distinction in Grade 8 Public Speaking from the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art.

Chantal Cooke (#ChantalCookePR) of Panpathic Communications is a Public Relations agent retained by Districts 71 and 91 to help us obtain national press coverage. See here to read the article writing brief and you might win tickets to the next district conference.


8th January 2019

https://neconnected.co.uk/giving-and-receiving-empowering-feedback-at-work/

NE Connected has a large audience of businesses/business people. And approximately 266k monthly website impressions.

22nd December 2019

Simon’s article which was in the print magazine is now online.

Readership: 42k pm

3rd December 2019

http://entrepreneurandinvestor.com/tips-for-entrepreneurs-on-delivering-and-receiving-empowering-feedback/

E&I is aimed at super High Net Worths and Ultras, plus successful entrepreneurs living the life of their dreams on their own terms, and also those who may just be embarking on their entrepreneurial journey, but still aim high and have a strong desire for the finer things in life.

Combined audience/circulation: 240k

November 2019

The HR Director issue 181 has published an article from Simon.

You can view a pdf here: https://www.dropbox.com/s/wsi5qtcmr9j551s/HR%20Director%202019%2011%20issue%20181.pdf?dl=0

The magazine goes to HR Directors and their departments across the country.

Readership: 20k+

Dealer Support Magazine – November 2019 ‘Final Say’ page 49, and on contents page 4

https://flickread.com/edition/html/5ddd0936222f1#49

Readership of the magazine is 15k

21 November 2019

For women who mean business, Network She provides to a wide range of resources for business owners from experts in this country and beyond.

Readership: 18k

13th November 2019

Entrepreneur & Investor Issue 14, (pages 78–79)

Since being published on the Entrepreneur and Investor website Simon’s article has also be published in their glossy print magazine and its digital edition.  They are both distributed to their High Net Worth, Ultra HNW, investor and entrepreneur audience and the print editions are also made  available at selected City corporates, airline lounges, members’ clubs etc.

The combined readership for the magazines is 240+k.

21st October 2019

Family Friendly Working provides means by which people may balance work and parenting effectively, as well as provide useful business tips and guidance. 

Readership: 10k pm

11th September 2019

Bytestart has an audience of small businesses and startups with a readership of 100k per month

30th August 2019

Company Bug provides small business owners, entrepreneurs, contractors and consultants with the information they need to set up and run a business in the UK, together with insights into relevant business and tax issues.

Company Bug Readership: 70k pm

29th August 2019

LID focuses on current trends and features conversations with some of the brightest minds, top experts and influencers in the area of business, entrepreneurship, smart thinking and personal development.

Readership: 26k

22nd August 2019

https://www.bbpmedia.co.uk/business-insights/professionalservices/how-to-give-effective-and-empowering-feedback.html

“We provide our loyal business readers with an invaluable information resource, helping them to make the right connections while gaining insight in to running and scaling their businesses, providing our readership with a market leading freemium resource like no other.”

The Business Post Readership: 40k

21st August 2019

https://blog.indezine.com/2019/08/to-empower-others-use-the-four-cornerstones-of-effective-feedback.html

INDEZINE Readership: 10k

Jean Stewart #ChantalCookePR

How to add humour to your speech/presentation – even if you are not a comedian.

There is no doubt that anyone listening to a presentation will learn more from it if they have enjoyed themselves.

Chantal Cooke (#ChantalCookePR) of Panpathic Communications is a Public Relations agent retained by Districts 71 and 91 to help us obtain national press coverage. See here to read the article writing brief and you might win tickets to the next district conference.

Jean Stewart
Jean Stewart, Doncaster Speakers

Biography: Jean Stewart is an experienced business advisor with over 28 years working with businesses in the South Yorkshire Region.
She has earned a reputation for being an honest, straightforward and to-the-point business consultant and mentor.
She develops and writes her own training material, and uses her ability to observe the quirky nature of human behaviour. As a result most of her presentations have an element of humour in them. Also she has carried out comedy material in clubs across Yorkshire. This she feels has improved her confidence in the delivery of humour. Also she has been a member of Toastmaster International for over seven years, and the combination of experience and presentation skills training has enabled her to feel confident in the use of humour.

25th September 2019

Jean’s article has been published by the website Education Executive

https://edexec.co.uk/how-to-win-over-your-audience-during-a-presentation/

Education Executive is carefully targeted to benefit the key decision makers across England’s 24,317 state schools and academies.  We provide relevant and tailored information, case studies, news and ideas that help school business managers to thrive in a role that has expanded vastly in recent years and enjoys increasing prominence in education.

Readership: 6k

26th July 2019

How do I… add humour to your presentation – even if I’m not a comedian

https://www.bqlive.co.uk/skills/2019/07/26/news/how-do-i-add-humour-to-your-presentation-even-if-i-m-not-a-comedian-35921/

Business Quarter. The website aims to show what drives our leading businesses, business people and entrepreneurs. It offers a mix of business news, commentary from leading business people and profiles of UK entrepreneurs.

Readership: 52,827 pm

26th June 2019


Entrepreneur & Investor is a bi-monthly magazine aimed at both successful entrepreneurs living the life of their dreams on their own terms, and also those who may just be embarking on their entrepreneurial journey, but still aim high and have a strong desire for the finer things in life.
 
Readership: 40k

12th June 2019

How to add humour to your speech/presentation – even if you are not a comedian

https://www.ceo-review.com/2019-how-to-add-humour-to-your-speech-presentation-even-if-you-are-not-a-comedian

CEO Review: Readership: 60k

The publication “offers the very latest insight, interviews and profiles of Chief Executive Officers from across the corporate landscape.”

30th May 2019

How to add touches of humour to your presentation and win over your audience

How to add touches of humour to your presentation and win over your audience

Family Friendly Working: Readership: 10k

24th May 2019

How to win over your audience during a presentation

https://dealersupport.co.uk/how-to-win-over-your-audience-during-a-presentation/

Dealer Support: Readership: 12k

How to add humour to your business presentation and win over your audience

https://businesscomputingworld.co.uk/t/how-to-add-humour-to-your-business-presentation-and-win-over-your-audience/2730

Business Computing World: Readership: 150k

13th May 2019

Tips for injecting humour into your business presentations or speeches

Tips for injecting humour into your business presentations or speeches

LID Radio Readership: 26,000

9th May 2019

How to add humour to your presentation – without going to comedy school

https://www.networkshe.co.uk/business-support/how-to-add-humour-to-your-presentation-without-going-to-comedy-school/

Network She Readership: 18,000

8th May 2019

How can you use humour to engage your audience in your business presentations?

http://www.kentbusinessradio.co.uk/humour

Kent Business Radio Readership: 178,000

3rd May 2019

How to use humour, even in a finance presentation

How to use humour, even in a finance presentation

Small Business Insider Readership: 2,000

2nd May 2019

Add Humor to Your Presentation

Add Humor to Your Presentation

Indezine Readership: 10,000

Karen O’Donnell #ChantalCookePR

Karen tackled the subject of the presentation pitfalls you need to avoid to gain more sales – we are all selling be it a message, a service or a product.

Chantal Cooke (#ChantalCookePR) of Panpathic Communications is a Public Relations agent retained by Districts 71 and 91 to help us obtain national press coverage. See here to read the article writing brief and you might win tickets to the next district conference.

karen O'Donnell #ChantalCookePR
Karen O’Donnell of Dublin 18 Toastmasters

October 2019

Karen’s article has been published by the PM Forum which is an organisation for professional marketers.  A link is included on their website page for the October edition (articles are behind a subscriber wall).

https://www.pmforum.co.uk/pm-magazine/pm-magazine.aspx

PM Magazine, October 2019, page 6: Readership: 8k

13th January 2019

Family Friendly Working Readership: 10k

3rd January 2019

How to avoid presentation pitfalls and make more sales

NetworkShe Readership: 18k

21st December 2018

Presentation pitfalls to avoid if you want to close more deals

https://www.recruiter.co.uk/advice/2018/12/presentation-pitfalls-avoid-if-you-want-close-more-deals

The Recruiter Readership: 53k

19th December 2018

How to improve your chance of signing more deals after your presentation

https://www.bbpmedia.co.uk/business-insights/professionalservices/how-to-improve-your-chance-of-signing-more-deals-after.html

bbpMedia Readership: 40k

12th December 2018

Eight presentation pitfalls to avoid if you want to make more sales

https://dealersupport.co.uk/eight-presentation-pitfalls-to-avoid-if-you-want-to-make-more-sales/

Dealer Support Readership: 10k

12th December 2018

8 presentation pitfalls to avoid if you want to close more deals/make more sales

Entrepreneur and Investor Readership: 40k

Vinette Hoffman-Jackson #ChantalCookePR

Chantal Cooke (#ChantalCookePR) of Panpathic Communications is a Public Relations agent retained by Districts 71 and 91 to help us obtain national press coverage. See here to read the article writing brief and you might win tickets to the next district conference.

#ChatalCookePR Vinette Hoffman Jackson

Vinette Hoffman Jackson (Bedford Speakers)

 

8th January 2019

10 of the best, unusual, most effective props to use when giving a speech

NetworkShe Readership 18k

11th December 2018

How to add impact to your presentation by using unusual props

How to add impact to your presentation by using unusual props

Lidradio Readership: 26k

28th November 2018

How do I… use creative and unusual props in my presentation?

http://www.bqlive.co.uk/national/2018/11/28/news/how-do-i-use-creative-and-unusual-props-in-my-presentation-34481/

Readership: BQLive says they have audience of 153k entrepreneurs, MDs and CEOs across the UK

19th November 2018

Nine of the Best Props to Add Impact to Your Presentation

https://blog.indezine.com/2018/11/nine-of-the-best-props-to-add-impact-to-your-presentation.html
Indezine: Make better presentations, fast!; Readership: 10k

Discover how mosquitoes were used as props in a speech as Bedford speaker shares her top tips

https://www.bedfordtoday.co.uk/news/discover-how-mosquitoes-were-used-as-props-in-a-speech-as-bedford-speaker-shares-her-top-tips-1-8710606
Bedford Today, Readership 88k

14th November 2018

Ten of the best, unusual and most effective props

https://www.newbusiness.co.uk/articles/trainingeducation/ten-best-unusual-and-most-effective-props
NewBusiness.co.uk, for better business advice; Readership: 42k

Richard Foster-Fletcher #ChantalCookePR

Richard rose to the challenge of giving feedback when someone has done a truly awful job

Chantal Cooke (#ChantalCookePR) of Panpathic Communications is a Public Relations agent retained by Districts 71 and 91 to help us obtain national press coverage. (@chantalcooke / @panpathic) See here to read the article writing brief and you might win tickets to the next district conference.

Author Richard Foster-Fletcher (Eldergate Toastmasters)

April 2019

Richard’s feedback article is in the current edition of PM (magazine for marketing people working in professional services).

It is currently listed here: http://pmforum.co.uk/pm-magazine/pm-magazine.aspx and you can view a pdf of the article here: Dropbox pdf

PM Forum Readership: 8k

28th February 2019

Richard lends a hand to Gordon Adams http://d71toastmasters.org/gordon-adams-chantalcookepr/ with this radio interview on Speech Openings.

https://www.shareradio.co.uk/podcasts/share-interview-the-secrets-of-speech-making-28-feb-19/PodcastPlayer

ShareRadio Listeners: 35k

27th February 2019

How do I… give feedback when a team member hasn’t done a good job

http://www.bqlive.co.uk/business-professional-services/2019/02/27/news/how-do-i-give-feedback-when-a-team-member-hasn-t-done-a-good-job-35096

Readership 40k

25th January 2019

How to Give Negative Feedback

This article first appeared in Executive Secretary Magazine, a global training publication and must read for any administrative professional. You can get a 30% discount on an individual subscription when you subscribe through me. Email subscriptions@executivesecretary.com and tell them I sent you.

Readership: 15k

28th December 2018

Do and How to give feedback when something has gone badly wrong

Do and How to give feedback when something has gone badly wrong

Libradio Readership: 26k

19th December 2018

How to give constructive feedback 

https://www.trainingzone.co.uk/develop/talent/how-to-give-constructive-feedback

The Training Zone Readership: 97k

12th December 2018

How to give feedback when something has gone badly wrong

How to give feedback when something has gone badly wrong

FamilyFriendlyWorking Readership: 10k

9th November

How to give feedback to difficult employees

Company Bug: Set-up and grow your business fast, Readership: 12k

Key Steps for Feedback When Someone Has Done a Dreadful Job

Indezine: Make better Presentation Fast, Readership: 10k

1st November 2018

How to give feedback when a team member has let you down

Network She, Readership 18 thousand

30th October 2018

What to say to a staff member who’s done a terrible job

SME: Small and Medium Sized Enterprises, Readership 84 thousand

26th October 2018

https://www.startupdonut.co.uk/blog/18/10/how-to-deliver-bad-feedback-to-employees/

The Startup Donut, Readership 143 thousand

https://www.sectorsdonut.co.uk/blog/18/10/how-to-deliver-bad-feedback-to-employees

The Sectors Donut, Readership 265 thousand

https://www.recruiter.co.uk/advice/2018/10/how-give-feedback-bad-bit-work

The Recruiter, Readership 53 thousand

Sudha Mani #ChantalCookePR

Sudha Mani is from Toastmasters International a not-for-profit organisation that has provided communication and leadership skills since 1924 through a worldwide network of clubs. There are more than 400 clubs and 10,000 members in the UK and Ireland. Members follow a structured educational programme to gain skills and confidence in public and impromptu speaking, chairing meetings and time management.

Sudha ManiAuthor Sudha Mani (Dunfermline Toastmasters)

Chantal Cooke (#ChantalCookePR) of Panpathic Communications is a Public Relations agent retained by Districts 71 and 91 to help us obtain national press coverage. See here to read the article writing brief and you might win tickets to the next district conference.

April 2019

Business 365 (Isle of Man). April 2019 edition page 23

http://www.business365.im/online/apr2019/

Business 365 (Isle of Man Readership: 18k

12th January 2019

What to do when things go wrong with your presentation

What to do when things go wrong with your presentation

Precious Online Readership: 72k

January 2019

Presentations wrapped up: Giving a talk can be a nerve-wracking experience, but there are some simple tips for handling any unexpected challenges, as Sudha Mani explains

Sudha’s article is in the January 2019 edition of Accounting & Business – Ireland edition:

https://abireland.accaglobal.com/2018/12/14/19jan_ie_yprac_presentations_cpd/pugpig_index.html

It has also been published on the ACCA website:

https://www.accaglobal.com/sg/en/member/discover/cpd-articles/leadership-management/successful-presentations.html

Readership: 150k

9th November 2018

How to Turn Around Your Presentation When Something Has Gone Wrong

Bytestart: The Small Business portal Readership: 71.5k

4th November 2018

When your presentation seems to be going wrong what should you do?

Family Friendly Working: News Advice and Ideas for working parents. Readership 10k

23rd October

https://lidradio.com/what-to-do-when-your-business-presentation-goes-horribly-wrong/

Readership: 26k

12th October 2018

https://www.irishtimes.com/business/work/work-presentation-going-pear-shaped-here-s-what-to-do-1.3657482

Readership: 427,000 daily Irish readers (print/online) and 44.5m page impressions on the website per month

9th October 2018

Practical Steps to take if you feel your presentation is going horribly wrong

Readership: 18k

8th October 2018

https://www.startupdonut.co.uk/blog/18/10/help-what-to-do-when-a-presentation-goes-wrong

Readership: 142.5k

3rd October 2018

https://www.startupbusinessuk.net/start-a-business/imperfect-pitch

Readership: 33k