Max Atkinson's Blog

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



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About twenty years ago, I went to Zimbabwe to run a presentation skills course for an American company with branches in almost every country in Africa. One of their managers met me at Harare airport. When he asked "Is this your first time in Africa?"...

Back in September 2008, Dr John Sentamu, Archbishop of York, took off his dog collar during an interview with Andrew Marr, and then proceeded to cut it into small pieces to illustrate what Mugabe was doing to the identity of the Zimbabwean people,...

2 March 2016Dear Dr AtkinsonConferment of the Award of Fellow of the Academy of Social SciencesFollowing the recent nominations process, I an delighted to advise you that, by order of Council, the Award of Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences (FA...

Ed Jacobs (Left Foot Forward):Hilary Benn showed us what Labour is missingI have been a member of the Labour Party for fifteen years and never have I witnessed anything like yesterday.MPs had a grave decision to make – to support military action ag...

When I first started studying political speeches (as published in Our Masters' Voices) one of the most impressive public speakers of the day was the late Tony Benn. Last night's House of Commons debate on Syria ended with a fine speech by his son, Sh...

Dr Max Atkinson Lifetime Achievement Award PresentationEuropean Speechwriter Network & UK Speechwriters' GuildWednesday, 25 November 2015 from 18:30 to 20:30 (GMT)London, United KingdomThis event is open to anyone who has been inspired by the wor...

NGOs in Putin's Russia

on Nov 21, 2015

I have just been invited to a conference in Oxford. The reply to my request for more details went as follows:Dear Professor Atkinson,Thank you so much for your interest in our seminar. It'd be a great honor for us if you decide to join our debates in...