31 Jul 2007

Terry Neason of TLC Powertalk is on a mission to rid the business world of Death by PowerPoint

Let's get passionate about the effective basics of communication...when life was simple and synergy was a shampoo...and there was life before Death by Powerpoint.
If you have any forthcoming presentations or business pitches, then it might be an idea to visit my 1-2-1 Influential Communication Skills page at: www.tlcpowertalk.com/one-to-one

Forgive this business rant on my fun blog but, wow! it feels great to admit to not being a fan of PowerPoint...and I don't care who knows it!...obviously, this will not come as a great surprise to my business clients.
Effective communication skills are a must for your next presentation.
FORGET THE PINGER POWER, or at least remember, less is more!

Star Quality...Top Ten Tips

Stop the crowd turning ugly

1. Always remember…Preparation is the key.

2. Refrain from drinking caffeine related liquid, as this only speeds up the nervous process and can cause the mind to race, as well as the heart.

3. Refrain from consuming dairy produce as this affects the mucous glands, and can cause you to constantly clear your throat.

4. Drink plenty of water and always have plenty on stand by.

5. Go somewhere private and warm up your voice and facial muscles.

6. Breathe deeply, evenly, and slowly for several minutes, as this not only oxygenates the blood, to keep you alert, but also helps you keep calm.

7. Go to a mirror and check out how you look, as you only have 5 seconds to make a first impression and only 90 to blow their socks off.

8. Make a positive entrance with good upright posture, as that shows confidence.

9. Make good eye contact.

10. Make them laugh, think and sigh…and you will make them listen!

26 Jul 2007

Proclaimers Scotland's Story performed by Terry Neason LIVE

Scotland's Story performed by Terry Neason- LIVE in Concert

The Proclaimers are one of my favourite bands and it was my pleasure to perform this song. Brian Prentice, as always, did a fab track. This song reminds us Scots of why we should welcome the cultural diversity of our nation. After all, it's the wealth of nationalities that makes up Scotland, which enables us to impact on the World Stage...OK! quick! someone get me down off this soap-box!

Chasing Cars sung LIVE by Terry Neason-art video

Chasing Cars performed LIVE by Terry Neason

Brian Prentice did a great arrangement of this for me. We based our version on the Natasha Bedingfield cover. It's a song for lovers... slow and vibey. This is another song from our show... Secret Smiles and Love Songs.
I recorded all my own vocal harmonies and emailed the MP3s to Brian, who then bounced them onto the piano track...we felt it gave the song a different feel as well as loads of passion...ooooer! Also decided to make an art video for this one...I've alot to learn, but I'm getting there. :+>...Hope you enjoy the tune!