Peter Botting

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Peter Botting is a Strategy, Storytelling and Speaker Coach and a Speaker Coach at TEDMED - part of the TED family.   He uses storytelling techniques to help people Get What They Want With Words in a wide variety of scenarios including AGM speeches, pitches, presentations, interviews and career development.

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We all use jargon and shorthand every day in conversations with friends and co-workers. It’s a kind of code that helps us get [...]

9 March
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In business, pitches are things that some people have to do and other people have to listen to. People don’t like pitches or [...]

18 February
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You will probably always be your harshest critic. I know I am. I will occasionally call my speech or performance "OK" or mutter [...]

12 February
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Writing a speech is a daunting task for anyone. Sitting in front of a depressingly blank piece of paper or a blank screen, you [...]

3 February
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Public speaking or presenting can appear complex. So many sources of "advice" all offering different and often competing points [...]

28 January
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I know, I know. I have heard it all before. You meant to spend more time researching, you really wanted to get coaching, you [...]

23 January
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For many people, public speaking is not easy. For some people, it is simply terrifying. Speaking in front a large crowd, particularly [...]

21 January
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Ok. So this is 2015. Week three. Work is awfully real. The Christmas holidays are a distant memory, the aftermath of the Christmas [...]

14 January
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How to make a presentation without boring your audience [...]

19 December
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Is there ever an excuse to use PowerPoint in a presentation? [...]

10 December
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A big job interview can be one of the most stressful things you will do in your professional life. [...]

17 October
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Hiring somebody is a huge and risky investment. Against the risks and the recruitment and ongoing costs -  wages, training, [...]

10 October
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8 October
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The most important thing is to remember that a successful interview is primarily about the employer and their issues and problems [...]

3 October
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Not having any experience feels like a Catch-22. A vicious hopeless circle. You can't get a job because you have no experience, [...]

1 October
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