On Wednesday 7 November 2012, I attended the Presentation Zen conference at the London Hilton Paddington.
It was excellent. Garr Reynolds is a charismatic presenter and he kept us going for the whole day.
However, there was one moment when, as a speechwriter, my heart sank. It was when Garr described an article published in Psychology Today. The title of the article is The 8 Key Elements of Highly Effective Speech…and why your words barely matter.
The final, hosted by the leader of Southampton City Council, Cllr Richard Williams, pitched nine speakers against each other at the hub theatre in Southampton on Thursday 27 September.