Has it ever occurred to you that at practically every conference you attend almost all of the speakers are terribly boring?

When you yourself made your last presentation did people come up to you afterwards to talk to you? Are you sure you made an impression?

The irony is that almost all speakers have probably been advised or trained to present well. They don’t want to bore you. They want to entertain you – but they fail miserably. Why?

John Miers, a former nuclear submarine commander and frequent media spokesman for Britain’s Royal Navy, has developed a radically different approach to speaking. It involves teaching people how to use emotional intelligence to engage a crowd, ensuring the message gets across and their words actually have an impact.

In his new book Hit Me Again!… I Can Still Hear Him!, John explains his singular approach to business speaking – helping speakers discover how to be less conscious and more natural while communicating.

To win one of three free copies, just answer this question: Who did John act as media spokesman for? Answers to pete at blacksmithbooks dot com, Asian postal addresses only.

John Miers will be launching his book at Bookazine in Prince’s Building, Central, on July 16th… stay tuned for more details.