How to stop saying ‘like’ and ‘I mean’ all the time

‘So’, ‘like’, ‘I mean’… Many presenters rely on filler words like these to cover up an awkward gap or buy themselves time. But is it possible to train yourself out of such vague vocal patterns? Read more...

The BBC & Slide Design - 5 tips

Every week the editorial team at the BBC's 'Monitor' blog page create three to four simple slides to illustrate the week's news in figures. You can mirror the simple techniques at play here to help you create clean, clear slides with a strong visual flow. Read more...

Professor Aidan Halligan - a tribute

Just over a month ago I heard the very sad news that Professor Aidan Halligan had died suddenly. It was an immense shock because Aidan was only in his fifties, but also because he was such a vital and inspiring human being. He also happened to be a wonderful speaker who effortlessly inspired an audience. Read more...