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Richard O'Sullivan
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Jeremy Roberts
Debbie Pierce
Michael Oliver
Julie Meyer
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Jennie Johnson
David Pollock
Brian Hay
Steve Purdham

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We’ve all sat through them - those presentations where the speaker just doesn’t connect with the audience, leaving you feeling detached from the experience, that your time has been wasted, and more than likely, frustrated as well.

Julie Kertesz, a member of Toastmasters International and winner of the Silver Comedy Best Newcomer 2012, offers seven top tips to ensure you build great rapport with your audiences – whatever the occasion.

Your presentation is ready – but is your voice?

You may not be performing at Wembley or on Broadway, but it’s still important to take care of the musical instrument we all have – our voice.

Through years of experience in amateur dramatics and Toastmasters International, Christina Hession has developed six top tips to prepare your voice for speaking, whether for a major work presentation, a keynote speech, or even a wedding address.

  • Kathryn Parsons, co-founder of Decoded, started with little more than faith and determination, but four years later it’s grown into a global business. Ahead of her appearance at Accelerate 2015 in...

  • Author, writer and marketer Ryan Holiday on how entrepreneurs need to interpret failure.

  • Sue Vizard, business coach and author of Jump Start: The Start-up Book for Your Dream Business, looks at some of the questions solo entrepreneurs should ask themselves.

  • Ian Wright, founder and chief executive of, is bringing together SMEs and NEDs - without the hefty recruitment fees.

  • Former professional golfer turned entrepreneur Colin Stevens has had a busy 18 months. The Better Bathrooms founder has increased turnover at the firm, secured a multi-million pound investment and...

Five Minutes With

David Hughes sums up his entrepreneurial career to date thus: four spectacular successes and two failures. He founded the sports retailer Allsports and achieved turnover of £180 million before a vicious price war meant decline, administration in 2005 and a sell-off to rival JD Sports.

It took Richard Shonn, managing director of 151 Products, three years to find a warehouse big enough for his requirements.