Max Atkinson's Blog

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Blog Tags:speaking, presentation, conversation, communication, media, political speeches, visual aids, body language

Jottings about public speaking, presentation, conversation and anything else that occurs to me about communication.



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At next week's European Speechwriters conference in Paris, Brian Jenner has asked me to run a breakout session on the afternoon of Friday 27th September - where the probable topic is the rhetorical skill (or otherwise) of new UK prime minister Johnso...

Yesterday, I was one of the 2,000 people who assembled in Westminster Abbey for 'A Service of Thanksgiving for the life and work of the Right Honourable the Lord Ashdown of Norton-sub-Hamdon KCMG CH KB 1941-2018':Of the six living UK prime ministers,...

On 19th August, The New European published the following:Boris Johnson's new advisers are urging ministers to avoid Radio 4'sToday programme as they believe the programme is a 'total waste of time'.According to the Mail on Sundaythe ne...

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 Regular readers of Private Eye have been eagerly awaiting the result of a referendum announced in edition a few weeks ago.Published in July 2013 (above), it marked the news that the Duchess of Cambridge had given birth to Prince George.

10 of the 14 UK prime-ministers between 1945 and 2019 were educated at Oxford University. One, Gordon Brown was educated at university in Scotland. None went to Cambridge, Durham, Manchester, London or any other English university. Winston Churc...

Max Atkinson's Blog: Which post-war Oxford prime minister was the best ...: Since 1945, 10 of the 14 (72%) UK prime ministers were graduates of Oxford university. None had been to Cambridge, Durham, Manchester, Lo...