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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Video and text courtesy of the GuardianCLICK ON PICTURE TO WATCHTheresa May took the opportunity at the start of her keynote Tory conference speech to make light of some of her previous gaffes. She walked on stage to Dancing Queen by Abba, a s...

Readers of my books will know that the sound of words, like simple alliteration, can often play an important part in the the effectiveness of rhetoric - as when the then new prime minister Tony Blair spoke of "the people's princess" a few hours after...

Oil-painting lottery

on Sep 28, 2018

Ignoring any misleading dates & signatures there may be on these four paintings, your challenge is to work out the order in which they were painted.Prize: a free copy of Max Atkinson's Speech-making and Presentation made Easy.1     &nbs...

_______________________________________________Blogging on 20th August, I raised some questions about psychiatry and psychiatrists without saying much about my reasons for doing so - apart from noting that, in the face of growing problems of men...

Weston-super-MareSouthend-on-SeaIt rained heavily yesterday, but it didn't stop six of us from having a family lunch of fish and chips at the end the Grand Pier at Weston-super-Mare (left).Known colloquially as Weston-super-Mud, it was very muddy ind...

Why wear your specs on your head?I've been fortunate in never having to wear glasses for anything other than reading, drawing and painting. I do of course occasionally wear sun-glasses. But whether using reading or sun-glasses, I avoid doing wha...

Nicholas II and Vladimir LeninFACT FOR TODAYAccording to my diary, which has one historical fact for every day of the year, today was the day in 1698 when Peter the Great of Russia imposed a tax on all men with beards (for more information on which,...