"Speak Up" Journals

“Speak Up” is GPB’s quarterly Journal of our latest thinking in our specialist areas. It shares some of our experiences in interesting and informative articles. From time-to-time we invite guests and clients to write articles on something topical, to add variety to the mix.


Speak Up: 33rd Edition

Speak Up: 33rd Edition In this edition: The Walk to the White House By Carl Schreiter Would you like to know the secrets to Barack Obama’s success? Carl Schreiter explains the presentational tools that have helped Obama to the White House. They could help you too! Do you speak Quango? By Alastair Grant Ever been […]

Speak Up: 32nd Edition

Speak Up: 32nd Edition In this Edition: 2008 Christmas Quiz – ‘Who said that?’ by Annalisa Dovey You might have heard the quotes, know the names and recognise the faces…But can you put them all together? Do that, give your favourite funny quote and perhaps you’ll win some champers! Competitive Dialogue – Shout to be […]

Speak Up: 31st Edition

Speak Up: 31st Edition In this Edition: Going For Gold by Michael Parker Michael Parker shares his valuable insights into winning in the pitching arena. To say or not to say? That is the question… by Ewan Pearson Have you ever been put on the spot with a tough question? This article gives you some […]

Speak Up: 30th Edition

Speak Up: 30th Edition In this Edition: What’s in a face? by Ewan Pearson Can appearances be deceiving? Ewan Pearson examines the science behind your expression. The Wow! Factor… Part 2 by Tim Farish Tell me more… After giving away the trade secrets of how to start with a bang, Tim Farish unlocks the secrets […]

Speak Up: 29th Edition

Speak Up: 29th Edition In this Edition: Just a minute by Ewan Pearson Ummm, errrrrrr, y’know! Ewan Pearson explains how to speak eloquently by improving your fluency Compelling Content by Tim Farish WOW! Tim Farish gives you the low-down on how to keep your audience glued to their seats and hanging off your every word. […]

Speak Up: 28th Edition

Speak Up: 28th Edition In this Edition: Pitching: so you think you could impress a Dragon? by Tim Farish Tim updates you on our latest thinking on the world of pitching with the suggestion that you need to be more up front. Apparently there be Dragons out there…. Be Yourself – Be Authentic by Alastair […]

Speak Up: 27th Edition

Speak Up: 27th Edition In this Edition: The Russian dolls are coming…to a negotiation near you. Alastair Grant opens the dolls one by one to reveal their secrets and how they together make up the good negotiator. Is your Press Office online or behind the line? Brenda Bates from Mainland PR, our guest writer this […]

Speak Up: 26th Edition

Speak Up: 26th Edition In this Edition: Ten out of Ten, once more directing the traffic Ewan Pearson writes the second article in the brace on how we score and feedback on the 10 top elements of presentation content. You also get a handy A4 sheet to use for your own or a colleague’s presentation. […]

Speak Up: 25th Edition

Speak Up: 25th Edition In this Edition: Pause on pauses Ewan Pearson (and not Jeremy Clarkson) tells us about 5 types of pause, some good, some bad, and which is which. So (pause) you can have a go over Christmas and get some good resolutions going for 2007. Melody on monotony Sarah Cottam has a […]

Speak Up: 24th Edition

Speak Up: 24th Edition In this Edition: “Look me in the eye!” Gaze aversion? Ewan Pearson makes sure that you know when it is appropriate to look your fellow human being in the eye. “Imperfect pitch” Exasperated by regularly hearing her train neighbor speak in an unnaturally high voice, Sarah Cottam tackles vocal pitch. “Make […]

Speak Up: 23rd Edition

Speak Up: 23rd Edition In this Edition: “To obfuscate or elucidate?” Ewan Pearson comments on and resolves spoken clarity issues with ECB’s head honcho, in the first of a series of articles. “Frying the Vocal Cords” Sarah Cottam discusses vocal fry and it’s use in Mongolian Höömij singing. “How motivation can make or break a […]

Speak Up: 22nd Edition

Speak Up: 22nd Edition In this Edition: “Jumping on the bandwagon” Sarah Cottam joins the mob of commentators on the popular subject of David Davis and his presentation, highlighting the lessons that we can learn. “Kippers or Kippered?” Andy Berry offers Sir Rupert some advice in the event of a rudely interrupted breakfast. “Mind your […]