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Why you don’t need a script with Mental Theft author, magician and speaker, Paul Newton.

Why you don’t need a script with Mental Theft author, magician and speaker, Paul Newton.

June 16, 2022

Today’s guest is author of Mental Theft, Paul Newton. Magician, mind reader, and former actor Paul, after a brush with the military, now talks about cyber security and cybercrime. As a much sort after keynote speaker, he scares the bejesus out of his audience’s telling them,

 ‘You may have the best security systems in place, but I can hack the people in your organisation!
It’s not all about high tech, it’s about people.
They’re either the weakest link or your strongest defence.’ 😱

A family man and a people person, based in the New Forest, Hampshire, he started magic at the age of 7 having been given a Paul Daniels magic set. Paul’s career has been a mix of theatre and corporate making for a very interesting conversation.

There are some great presentation and speaker tips in there too. Like how you can step out from behind a script and why we have a fear of the unknown rather than a fear of speaking. It’s insightful and entertaining stuff.

If you want to find out more about Paul check out the websites: https://www.paul-newton.co.uk


And book tickets to see him live in aid of the Minstead Trust at Hangar Farm:


For Paul's podcast Newton's Nuggets: https://www.newtonsnuggets.com

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Power2Speak, the podcast with Kallum Nicholson

Power2Speak, the podcast with Kallum Nicholson

May 3, 2022

My guest this week is Growth Strategist, Kallum Nicholson.

Kallum (with a K) introduces himself as ‘the unconventional business coach that puts a foot up your ass and wears you like slippers.’

Kallum helps SMEs and larger corporations grow to the next level. 

And if that wasn’t enough, he is a SUPER networker hosting both his own and others. He’s also a magazine editor, keynote speaker, business show host and school governor. 

And all this at the tender age of 26!

But as you will hear in our conversation Kallum has been an entrepreneur since he was at school. That is the school he is now a governor at, by the way.

Amongst many other things, Kallum tells me the best thing you can do for yourself, and your business is to learn the art of public speaking - and unsurprisingly I couldn't agree more!

Connect with Kallum on Linkedin or go to his website https://kwakademy.com

Power2Speak, the podcast with Jason Miller

Power2Speak, the podcast with Jason Miller

April 19, 2022

My guest is self-confessed Creativity Evangelist, metal kid and Clash super fan, Jason Miller.
He was the Senior Content Marketing Manager at LinkedIn and Senior Manager of Social Media Strategy at Marketo and Microsoft and is currently, the Marketing Director at CreativeX,  

He is the best selling author of Welcome to the Funnel and runs RockNRollCocktail.com.

Jason is a global content marketing leader by day and a rock ‘n’ roll photographer by night.
Starting out as an artist development rep at Sony Music, he became friends with some of the world's biggest bands.
After his first disastrous photo shoot, he vowed to master the camera and is now a legit photographer!!

I first met Jason at an online You Are The Media lunch club where he is often called on to share his extensive content marketing knowledge with the crowd. However, it was Jason's interest in the subject of creativity that struck a chord with me.

In our fun and fascinating conversation, Jason and I discuss how a heavy metal kid became the senior content marketing manager at Linkedin. Plus, Intelligent risk, photography, music and of course creativity and improvisation.

Connect with Jason on LinkedIn, https://www.linkedin.com/in/jsnmiller/

Or on Instagram and Twitter @JasonMillerCA

Power2Speak, the podcast with Yellow Tuxedo

Power2Speak, the podcast with Yellow Tuxedo

April 4, 2022

Digital visibility specialists and founders of Yellow Tuxedo, Emily & Alan Braithwaite, a husband-and-wife team who run their successful business from home and around their 3 young kids.

They are on a mission to make growing a business online simple for as many people as possible. Emily and Alan are all about personal brand, and they are what they teach. This is a fabulous conversation that covers everything from creativity, work-life balance and deciding what you DON'T want.

Oh, and a world record involving loo roll holders!!

Find out more about Yellow Tuxedo and digital visibility here: https://www.yellowtuxedo.co.uk And register for The Digital Circus Live at https://hopin.com/events/the-digital-circus-live-2022/registration

Power2Speak, the podcast, Christophe Stourton

Power2Speak, the podcast, Christophe Stourton

March 21, 2022

‘What I've learned is that when you have a clear vision of what kind of company you want to be and the value it offers; the confidence to market it, defend it and sell it, follows.’

This is a quote from MY business coach and guest, Christophe Stourton, and I couldn’t agree more. Christophe, founder of DEADLINOLOGY®, is a big believer in small creative businesses and aims his coaching specifically at ‘micro-businesses (i.e., those with 10 people or less). He gives them 'commercial confidence', which he's very good at. I know because that’s what he has done for me.

Having worked in event creation and dabbled in the film industry, he has a creative background himself and says he became a business coach to ‘witness creative people build businesses they can bank on.’

No surprise then that our conversation covers creativity and how to value and use it in your business.

Connect with Christophe here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/christophestourton/ or visit his website: https://www.deadlinology.com

Power2Speak, the podcast, Joan Hodges. Part 2

Power2Speak, the podcast, Joan Hodges. Part 2

March 14, 2022

Welcome to the 2nd half of my fabulous conversation with Joan Hodges, actor, and wife of the late and legendary Chas Hodges - the Chas half of Chas and Dave.

In this half, I find out what happened when 'Dave came along'. Also, we discuss her acting career and appearances in TV classics like Only Fools and Horses, It’s A Sin and Eastenders.  Enjoy...

Watch the whole conversation on YouTube https://youtu.be/tsI5nF8TOAY

Follow Joan on Twitter https://twitter.com/joanhodges66

Check out her website www.joanhodges.com

You can find Joan's 17 February 2022 episode on BBC Iplayer.


Power2Speak, the podcast, guest Joan Hodge. Part 1

Power2Speak, the podcast, guest Joan Hodge. Part 1

March 7, 2022

My podcast guest this week is Joan Hodges, actor, and wife of the late and legendary Chas Hodges - the Chas half of Chas and Dave.

Joan’s acting career started aged 40 once her 3 children had all grown up. She’s appeared on stage and in TV classics like The Bill, London’s Burning and Only Fools and Horses, and more recently in It’s A Sin and Eastenders, proving that it’s never too late to follow your dream.

In this the first half of our fascinating conversation we discuss her time as one of the original 6 UK Playboy Bunny girls, an exciting and glamorous job, which in 1966 saw her working in America and mixing with the A-listers of the day, the Me-Too movement, and life with a rock and roll star.

You can catch up with Joan's appearance in the 17 February 2022, episode of Eastenders on BBC IPlayer.


Power2Speak, with guest Johanna Hooper

Power2Speak, with guest Johanna Hooper

February 21, 2022

My guest for this episode is Johanna Hooper, Director at Limitless Peak Performance. Johanna says she is on a mission to help “accidental leaders” become leadership legends!

A former Naval Officer, Johanna has had many experiences that tested her own leadership skills and has a story to prove it. Ever been on a sinking ship whilst in a leadership role?? Johanna has and it's why she can effectively coach others on how to manage themselves and the team around them under VERY challenging circumstances.

As a professional speaker, Johanna has used her 'sinking ship' story to share her insights into building resilience.

Check out her illuminating Ted X talk. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fj6MvVi7ZeM During our chat together we discuss the 'sinking ship', resilience, stress and the importance of humour.

Also, the 'accidental monster' and the 'ugly mirror'! Fascinating and inspiring.

Visit Johanna's website: https://www.limitlesspeakperformance.co.uk

Power2Speak, the podcast, Daniel J.Moore

Power2Speak, the podcast, Daniel J.Moore

February 7, 2022

Daniel J. Moore is Creative Director at Iron Dragon Design, a freelance creative studio based in Bournemouth, UK.

Daniel’s a graphic designer whose designs are eye-catching, often encapsulating the love and interest he has in all things ‘mythical’. It’s a passion he brings to both his work and play. He’s an avid live-action role player.

Part artist part psychologist Daniel uses the 12 Jungian Archetypes to help businesses define their brand story. It’s a concept I find fascinating. Alongside that, we discuss how his mental health has been an issue in the past and he shares with me the strategies he used to help him put his depression in context.

What archetype are you? Take the quiz here: http://www.irondragondesign.com/brand-archetypes/ Connect with Daniel on Linkedin https://www.linkedin.com/in/danieljmooredesignmercenary/

or via the website www.irondragondesign.com to find out more about him and his latest offer.

Power2Speak, The Podcast. Stefano Capacchione

Power2Speak, The Podcast. Stefano Capacchione

January 24, 2022

My podcast guest this week is content copywriter and magical storyteller, Stefano Capacchione.

Stefano runs Puck Creations where he helps businesses to define their brands with content that spurs the customer into action...

But he also spreads a little magic with words.

He’s an Englishman living in the Netherlands and has been called the "King of the wholesome blog".

He created Storytelling with Puck to share the magic that words can bring. With over 7000 subscribers’ stories are shared every week with contributors from all over the world.

And Storytelling with Puck 2022 is coming. This is an opportunity for you to share a story. Starting January 30th and running for 8 days you can join in with Storytelling with Puck.

Find out more by following Stefano on Linkedin. https://www.linkedin.com/in/stefanocapacchione/

Find out more about Puck Creations on their website. https://puckcreations.com

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