Spring 2016


Why do so few CEOs give “Killer Speeches”? by Ewan Pearson

Anyone reading the other articles in this Journal will see a theme….that speaking in public seems to be a very important thing for company CEOs and other leaders of organisations to do, and do well. Yes, true, but why? I recently addressed this question during a seminar (and some of you were there…). It is […]


The rise in demand for Public Speaking, by Lynda Russell-Whitaker

The British Events industry was worth £39.1 billion in 2013 and £19.9 billion of that came from conferences and meetings. (Source: Business Visits and Events Partnership.) There has been healthy growth in the conference sector over the past two years and it’s showing no signs of slowing down. As Nigel Cooper, Managing Director at P&MM, […]


Determining your communication risk profile, by Richard Keith

Many of you have pensions or investments and know well the potential benefits and dangers of increasing your risk profile. But how many of you make similar judgments regarding risks when it comes to communicating? We work with many firms helping them pitch and sell, both advising directly on specific transactions and running workshops and […]


The year of Virtual Reality, by Matthew Kalkman

“For the things we have to learn before we can do them, we learn by doing them” – Aristotle GPB have just started working with ElexaVR on developing some innovative training techniques that involve a deep immersion into Virtual Reality (VR). So we asked Matt Kalkman there to explain what it’s all about: This is […]


59th Edition

Here is our 59th GPB journal. It is packed with a wealth of information and good hands-on tips and tricks from the world of communications, presentations, business development.  Please write back if you wish to comment and  – on behalf of our team of Richard, Alastair, Tim, Lynda and myself – we hope you’ll enjoy […]