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In this non-partisan, non-political (!) UK election special, Lee interviews Conservative MP presentation coach Graham Davies. Graham's clients are a who's who of the Conservative Party and he has worked with some of the most senior politicians in the land.  Beyond politics and policies though, this isn't a political podcast (!) - learn how a politician has to speak differently to other speakers and how some of the worst political speeches are also good to learn from too. A candid, fun and true learning experience with two people who are very different but come together to help you learn more about the art of science of speaking. They cover using lecterns, scripts. rehearsing, venue prep, using teleprompters and much more, enjoy.

Graham Davies is here: https://grahamdavies.co.uk/ Lee is here: http://leejackson.biz 

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Ep15 - Interview with US-based Professional Speaker + YouTube viral sensation Coach Jim Johnson - made famous when his high school basketball game went viral after he substituted into the game the team manager J-Mac. J-Mac is an autistic young man who went on to score 20 points in 4 minutes! Hear more of the story here. Jim's website is here: https://coachjimjohnson.com

The videos and more info is here: 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jason_McElwain 

https://www.tiebreaker.com/jason-mcelwain-autistic-high-school-basketball/ 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tui8EOdv_VU

 

 

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Ep14 - Stagecraft mastery, using mentors, experts and comedians! Lee chats to US-based Keynote Speaker Vinh Giang https://www.vinhgiang.com/ 

Lee has a great chat with Vinh Giang after seeing him light up the stage in the US in 2017. Vinh talks honestly about life, family, speaking mastery and how he combined magic and speaking to become the best version of himself on stage. There is also a great little geeky fact about a microphone that you'll love! 

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Get Good At Presenting Ep13 - Lee talks this week to presentation slide expert and designer Dave Henson about Powerpoint and how to avoid making really bad slides that ruin your talk and reputation. Seriously bad slides are like the elephant in the room at conferences - and still, no-one seems to talk about it. Death by Powerpoint is still really bad in some cases. So Lee who's done research on this talks to his go-to guy Dave Henson -'The Slide Presentation Man' to try and find ways that you can make your slides as good as your talk! Don't let your slides ruin a great presentation. Dave Henson is here: https://www.theslidepresentationman.co.uk/ and Lee's website is here https://leejackson.biz and his course Powerpoint Surgery is here and is on offer: www.powerpointsurgery.com 

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Get Good At Presenting Podcast Ep12 - What does a speaker need to always have in their bag wherever they are so they can work? And navigating the complex world of international speaking with Roger Harrop. Roger is one of the UK's most experienced international speakers and he shares with Lee what he always takes with him when working and how his magic speakers bag has gotten him out of trouble on the road thousands of miles away from home. Roger is here: https://www.rogerharrop.com/ and Lee's website is here: https://leejackson.biz 

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Ep11 - How to make your talks funnier, MC-ing events and what we can learn as speakers from putting together an Edinburgh Fringe Show with Speaker, MC and award-winning humorist Jeremy Nicholas. Jeremy or Jem as he is often known is a former BBC Radio host and experienced humourist and speaker, Lee and Jem have a funny and frank chat about being funnier on stage and how to survive 30 shows in a row in Edinburgh! Find out about Jem's new 2019 Edinburgh Festival show and his speaking here: https://www.jeremynicholas.co.uk and Lee's website is www.leejackson.biz 

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Ep10 - How to get your voice heard and engage an audience with incoming PSA President Steve Bustin. Steve is a former journalist and got into professional speaking and communication coaching fairly naturally, he is a speaker and presentation coach and works out of Brighton, in the UK. Learn how a journalist who introduced the internet to the BBC became a speaker, find out the importance of improv and why you should never use a written script when public speaking. A fun interview with a genuine expert. He is at https://www.getyourvoiceheard.co.uk and https://www.twitter.com/steveinbrighton

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Leon Bamforth is the current champion of the national speaking competition 'Speaker Factor'. Speaker Factor is the annual competition for the newer members of the Professional Speaking Associaton across the UK & Ireland. In this episode, Lee asks Leon to share what tips and tricks he took on board to go from a so-so speech to becoming the winner of a national competition in front of 200 professional speakers! You can find Leon at http://leonbamforth.com

Ep9 - How to win a speaking competition with Lee's guest, the award-winning speaker Leon Bamforth. 

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Ep8 - Laughs and learning with Lee's special guest John Archer - Britains Got Talent Semi-finalist, BAFTA award-winning comedian and the first person ever to fool Penn and Teller! In this episode, Lee and John have a relaxed conversation about how John went from being a Police Officer to a full-time performer. They also talk about the keys to speaking in larger venues, creating new material, remembering the order of your content, how not to get bored when delivering, getting laughs and much more. Two old mates talk comedy legends, speaking and performing. John is on tour constantly and is the UK's most popular comedy magician, he also teaches lots of new magicians in the art of on-stage banter and comedy magic. Enjoy. John's website is www.john-archer.com you can also follow him on twitter here.

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When a fellow speaker is in your hometown, I thought that at least I could do was to say hello, pick them up, take them to the train station and record the conversation along the way! In this episode, we talk about the art and practicalities of great storytelling and much more with my guest Alan Stevens aka The Mediacoach. We also talk about the sights of Leeds, David Bowie, Emmerdale, Victoria Wood, the PSA, Comedy and peoples insecurities on stage! Enjoy and learn with a fun chat with my guest Alan Stevens aka The Mediacoach - http://mediacoach.co.uk

(P.S. People on social media can get a little wound up when they hear that you have recorded something in a car. So let me be clear: the recording device was fixed to the car and we do not touch it at all during our journey. We were in effect just having a chat in the car and happen to record it. No laws were broken in the making of this podcast, thank you!)

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