Better Speaker in 30 Days / Welcome

Thank you for signing up. I’m glad to have you here.

On this page, you’ll find all you need to get started.

1. Save This Page

Please take a note of the URL, in case you lose your way:

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2. Sign Up For Course Emails

If you didn’t already sign up to my Modest Adequate emails, please do so now, using the link at the bottom of this page.

And don’t forget to confirm the subscription.

The confirmation email may be in your spam folder or bin. Then add me to your address book, so the messages get through smoothly.


Email Archive

Starts Today

Email 1
Welcome, etc

Part 1, Invention

Email 2
Five Ws and an H

Sketch on lined paper a committee meeting with miserable or hostile speech or thought bubbles

Email 3
Your Motive

Part 2, Arrangement

Sketched hand on keyboard, with some letters and numbers indicated, others blank

Email 4
Arranging Your Stuff

Email 5
Write And Improve Your Outline


Email 6
A Bad News Speech, With Footnotes

Part 3, Style

Email 7
Find, Heighten And Shape Your Emotional Content

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3. Book Your Office Hours Slot(s)

Come and say hello, and share any questions or ideas with me in one of my twice-weekly office hours sessions.

They’re on Mondays and Thursdays, at 12.30 until 1.30 UK time.

I’ve set a limit on the number of people who can join. It may be that you get me all to yourself, because this course is relatively new.

Please be prompt. I’m happy to do the full hour, but if you’ve got what you need we can finish early.

I use Calendly to schedule meetings. The next available slots should show up here, and when you’ve completed the booking you’ll be sent the Zoom link by email.

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4. Tell Me What You Want

I want this to be a) enjoyable for you and b) highly effective. It will help me to help you if you tell me what you want to achieve.

Can you put it into words?

  1. Describe what a decent outcome would be. (The more specific you can be, the better.)
  2. Describe the kind of outcome that would be spectacularly wonderful. (Don’t be realistic, go bonkers.)

Think of this as your first bit of homework.

Take your time, but don’t leave this page until you have come up with something. You can send your answers with this link:

Email John-Paul.

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