Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Seven Points to remember for after dinner speaking

1. Identify your spectators
You can't just stand up and start speaking. You need to determine where your audience is sitting, how they are outfitted, what are their ages, the ratio of men and women, and the nature of the occasion.
So, before going to speaking you need to do the homework. For instance, if you are going for speaking in any aerospace company, so, you must have the knowledge about aerospace, you must know about the company and other critics associated with it. Sometimes, you might be speaking to the erudite audience, so don't underestimate that they are anything but.
2. Entertain your viewers, not yourself
There shall be spectators that will oblige you to be politically right, and it might please you to be politically incorrect, though you're there to offer preference to your viewers, not to tired them over the top or disappoint them. If you're going to be a bit lively, first confirm with the individual you are going to tease.
3. Be sober
You want your intellects about you. I haven't got a sip of wine. Not a sip!
4. Converse before 11 pm
Public talking is about power - yours as a performer and theirs as a viewer. At 10 pm, they might be smooth. By 11 pm, they might be tired.  Criticism is easy to treat with if you are an old fellow: if the viewers have caught the criticism, then reply to it, sharply and rapidly.
5. Don't be imposed on a scripted text
Don't go to speak with a script instead adapt to the situation. Use cards with important points mentioned. In the break, go through the point you have written and read through the prepared materials. Keep cards in your pocket so you can keep an eye to your viewers.
6. Don't get nervous
It took about 120 second to catch the audience and pace yourself. Stand at the front, take shoulders back, head should be high and stomach must be in. Look at the audience until they are silent, then communicate with clearance, conviction and friendliness.
7.  Don't outstay your welcome
No one will complain you that your speech was very short. People usually want you to speak long as they want to worth for which they have spent the money. Try to talk for 45-60 mins as it is the average time range not to feel the audience that your speech was short or too long to make the audience exhausted. But you should entertain the spectators, not the bookers.

The greatest speeches are similar to the top theatre. There is amusement, and there is a tragedy. You make the spectators cheer and also you can touch their hearts, target them emotionally you can see a tear in the eye. Often end speeches seriously and try to amuse people.

Public often think an after dinner speaker and sports speakers must entertain and there has to be a lot of laughter, but you should remember one golden rule that if you're speaking to doctors, don't make jokes about doctors – they might have heard and will feel bored.

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Thursday, March 17, 2016

Man Utd vs Liverpool



What a nail-biting UEFA Europe League last 16 second leg match.

Man Utd had the perfect start with an early goal through a Martial penalty. However, they gave away the initiative to Liverpool when they let Coutinho magical goal just before half time.

With the clock running down, the pressure is mounting on Man Utd's game with at least 3 more goals to score.

On the other hand, Liverpool is relaxing more with every minute going passed.

Looks like the end of the road in this competition for Man Utd.
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Wednesday, March 02, 2016

Liverpool vs Manchester City

What a game this is turning our to be!

After Sunday's Cup final defeat to Manchester City, Liverpool have come out of the blocks very fast.

And, they have already scored 3 goals without scoring so far.

Especially with Arsenal and Spurs being against the ropes in the other games of tonight, perhaps the fairy tale is continuing for Leicester City.

From a Liverpool perspective, though, this is probably one of the best performances of the season so far.

Lallana seems to have played to the potential he has been promising so far and Flannaghan, the scouce Kafu, has had a blinding game against Sterling. Sterling's substitution at half time can only be attributed to Flannaghan.

Let's hope this performance continues against Man Utd in the UEFA cup game next week.
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Thursday, December 31, 2015

Homes for entertaining this New Year


To bring in the New Year with a bang, you want the perfect pad to entertain your friends and family and celebrate the dawning of another year. Barton Wyatt, the award-winning estate agents Surrey, presents a selection of the best homes for entertaining this New Year:

The Ridge, Wentworth Estate


This Georgianesque style house is a grand and spacious home close to the centre of Virginia Water. If your friends are coming from far afield then being close to the M25, M3 and M4 motorway networks plus Farnborough and Heathrow airports is a bonus.

When your guests arrive, they will no doubt be impressed by the gentle slope of the long private approach to the house, bordered with pristine grass and Georgian style lanterns. This property has a visible 'no expense spared' finish. Invite your friends to sleep over in one of the six bedrooms - all with en-suite bathrooms for even the most discerning guest to prepare for the night's festivities ahead.

You are spoiled for entertaining space in The Ridge. The layout lends itself to contemporary living with an enormous kitchen/breakfast/sitting room and a more formal living and dining room plus a beautifully fitted study. Perhaps you can even watch the chimes of Big Ben on the big screen in the cinema room or if you're feeling brave, heat up the outside pool and have a midnight swim under the stars whilst the champagne corks pop. You can be the proud owner of this glorious home for £8,750,000.

Wellington House, Wentworth Estate


This virtually brand new residence was completed in 2011 to an exceptional standard in this superb location. The property offers in excess of 11,000 square foot of luxury!

This is THE house in which to have a pool party - you and your guests will be amused for hours in the sports and leisure area, with its large indoor swimming pool, Jacuzzi and sauna. The pool area is just off the kitchen so popping back to the fridge for a refill will be no problem at all.

After a night of celebrating in the pool, Wellington House has ample reception rooms to dry out and toast the New Year. As the evening progresses your fellow partygoers can enjoy cocktails in the large drawing room and spread out into the dining and kitchen/breakfast rooms.


Time for bed and the grand staircase leads up to seven en-suite bedrooms, so plenty of room for everyone to stay and let their hair down.

Located on the prestigious Wentworth Estate you will be the envy of your golfing friends with the superb golf and leisure facilities on your doorstep. Wellington House is also situated close to the village of Virginia Water with its excellent array of boutique shops, varied restaurants and the mainline railway station. On the market at £7,450,000.


Windsor House, Wentworth

There is no need to squash your helping hands into the house for your New Year party at Windsor House: the property comes complete with over-garage staff accommodation so your poised party professionals can be on site in their own fully fitted apartment.

This is a very spacious home of 10,932 square feet complete with four large reception rooms, a massive kitchen/breakfast room for casual entertaining and an outside pool. Your guests will not know which room to fill when the clock strikes twelve!

Putting your guests up for the night is not a problem at Windsor House; on the first floor there are five bedroom and bathroom suites, with two further bedrooms and two bathrooms on the second floor.


This stunning brand new Wentworth mansion house is ready for immediate occupation and fully furnished if desired. It is set in a wonderful south facing acre plot in a highly desirable location within the Wentworth Estate, just a short walk from the picturesque village shops and mainline station, and approximately one mile from the world-renowned Wentworth Golf and Country Club.

Situated in one of the most exclusive private roads in Virginia Water with beautiful landscaped gardens, you will be the envy of the New Year revelers for £6,950,000.

Looking for a house ready to move into for Christmas tthen your search is over?


Byways, Ascot


This gorgeous Georgian style mansion sits in a quiet and tranquil private road in South Ascot. The property has six large bedrooms all with luxury bathrooms and is already furnished and waiting for you and your house guests to party. The second floor boasts a cinema room for the latest Christmas block buster.

A wonderfully large kitchen/breakfast/garden room and four further reception rooms will keep you and your guests fully entertained and give lots of space for eating, drinking, games and then sleeping.


The house also has a studio apartment for staff/au-pair over the triple garage and sits within a delightfully landscaped garden of approximately 0.4 of an acre.

The price for Byways is £3,750,000.

If the above houses have got you in the mood for a party contact Barton Wyatt Surrey estate agents on 01344 843 000. Their team of property professionals will be able to assist you with further information or help you find your perfect property to fit your every requirement.

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Tuesday, August 18, 2015

The Daring Truth for Motivational Speaker Wannabes

Everyone admire enthusiastic speeches given by prominent talented speakers, but what most people are not aware of are the challenges behind the moniker, “motivational speakers”. Several prominent motivational speakers have been heard more than once on stage giving genuine advice which seem to motivate many. People in turn are enthused by these great speeches, and within no time, they think of themselves doing motivational speaking. Well, for those guys who have gone the mile and think they are eligible for motivational speaking, there are quite a number of key rudiments to be noted.

The world runs short of demand
There are many people world over who believe they have something captivating to tell their audiences. If you are on a similar stream, unless your story has luminary tagline, such as being on several talk shows on TV, your demand in the market is low and you’ve got work to do. Your main target as an aspiring motivational speaker is to find audiences with demand. That simply means you have to identify a particular niche where your story fits in well and makes you credible. This can be your neighborhood or workplace. That way, you will be developing your demand to the audiences, starting from where you are recognized and appreciated. You should also realize that payment at this level will not come immediately. It has to take some time to mature.

Demand is a perception rather than talent
Demand for most of those motivational speakers you see out there is not as a result of their motivating power or talent, but their story. That sounds like unfair but remember human species are not rational. They are hired on a perception basis and not possession of the skill itself.

The road to motivational speaking is laborious
The only way for you to get hired to speak at an event is through having being seen speaking at other different events, and delivering commendable results. You can as well make a video of your motivational speech and ensure that event organizers see it. Some may resort to writing books as a way of getting their demand to the peak. That is absolutely right, especially if the books grow to become popular, but bear it in mind that those who take writing books as a way of achieving a different motive usually don’t do credible work.

First opportunity will be on your expertise
Most motivational speakers got their first opportunity to speak to their audiences based on their field of expertise. For instance, sports professionals first get invitation to talk to young athletes in schools. In that case, your field of expertise will most likely be the key to your grace. You will earn more credibility from audiences who share a similar background expertise with you or at least acknowledge your expertise.

Gaining credibility is easier than before
We are surrounded with plenty of social media which you can take advantage of, thanks to the growing technologies from the likes of Google and Facebook. With all these free social platforms, it is easier for you to showcase your talent and skills to the world and draw yourself closer to your destiny. You can create videos and share them on YouTube, Facebook, and Instagram among other popular social sites. Tweets on Twitter will also earn you more favor among the eyes of men. However, take note that you are not alone and there are no shortcuts. It takes time to get your talent spread to the rest of the world, but it starts with your community.

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Thursday, April 02, 2015

The Top 5 Reasons to Invest a Property in Berkshire

Article courtesy of Barton Wyatt Estate Agents Surrey

Purchasing a home is a big decision not only because it requires a big amount of money. A home is a place where you want to raise a family, provide them a good future and make them feel secure. It also offers you the opportunity to obtain a sense of fellowship through the community, civic associations, church groups and schools. This is the reason why you need to take several considerations when buying a home. If you are looking for a friendly neighbourhood with lovely sceneries, it would be a wise decision to invest a property in Berkshire.

Berkshire County is a beautiful region situated in South East England. It is known for its magnificent historical sites and magnificent gardens. It became even more popular because Kate Middleton, the Princess William of Wales, grew up in Buckleberry, a charming village in Berkshire.

Why Invest a Property in Berkshire

Berkshire County has lovely communities, several fun activities and superb schools to send your children. It also has plenty of historic and romantic attractions, allowing you and your family to have an exciting afternoon stroll to relax and to bond.

1.      The Berkshire Castle. Berkshire is home to Windsor Castle, the oldest and inhabited castle in the world, where Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth resides. Built a thousand years ago during the time of William the Conqueror, a visit to Berkshire Castle allows you to have a peek of its beauty and get fascinated with the stunning treasures inside.

2.      The historic St. George’s Chapel, situated within the area of Windsor Castle, was built by Edward IV in 1475 and took more than 50 years to finish. The remains of the 10 royal monarchs of England were buried in this chapel.

3.      Parks and Theme Park.  

·         The Legoland Theme Park offers 50 interactive rides, building workshops, live shows, driving schools and other attractions that children from 3 to 12 years old will surely enjoy.

·         The Living Rainforest is ideal for nature lovers, where you will experience walking among the birds and butterflies and amid the tropical plants and trees. It has a café, a shop and a parking area.

4.      Shopping. If you invest a property in Berkshire, you will find that shopping and even dining out is great at High Wycombe. You only need to take the bus and you will see plenty of restaurants and cafes in this area. There is also the Eden Shopping Centre, located near the bus station.
The Oracle Centre is the place to shop for popular street brand items. It also offers stylish and fashionable bars, cafés and restaurants. It houses the 1,800 seating capacity Vue cinema with 10 modern screens.

5.      Eton College is an exclusive school for boys founded by King Henry VI. Member of the Royal Family and 18 British Prime Ministers studied in this college. Its historic and stunning surroundings and buildings were used in some movies, such as Chariots of Fire, Shakespeare in Love, Mrs. Brown and Casino Royale.

These are just a few of Berkshire’s splendid sights and attraction, making it a wise decision to invest a property in Berkshire.

Terraced properties were the major Berkshire sales last year, with an average price of £282,191. Detached properties were sold for an average price of £558,101 on average, while the average price for flats is £216,241.

Invest in a property in Berkshire now and let your family enjoy nice and quiet living, taking you to history and scenic views.

For further help and advice on properties for sale in Ascot, Sunningdale and surrounding areas of Berkshire, please contact Barton Wyatt.
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