About easyP

A bit about me…

Are you sitting comfortably?
Good.
Let’s have a chat.

My name is Keith Davis and I started Public Speaking as an adult, with no previous experience, no idea how it would turn out and with all the fear and anxiety that most of us have about Public Speaking.

I was lucky, I joined a Speakers Club full of talented, patient and genuinely nice people. They showed me what to do by doing it. I watched and learnt.
But they did much more than that: they took the time to show me what had let me down and what I could do to improve.

The important thing, is that I’m someone who went through the process and I know that no matter how scared you are…. with practice and perseverance, you can become a good Public Speaker.

This website is my small attempt to pass on what I’ve learnt, but more importantly it’s my way of saying thank you to the people who helped me.

  • To Haydn Samuel who taught me how to be funny with just a shake of the head.
  • To Ron Sutton who taught me how to bang the lectern.
  • To Lilian Watts who taught me how to paint pictures with similies and metaphors.
  • To Ian Watts and Lindsay Macdonald who evaluated my early attempts at giving a speech with care and kindness.
  • To Dilwyn Scott who taught me how to add power and presence.

And to all the speakers I’ve imitated, copied and stolen material from along the way.

Hints, tips and trivia…
Paint pictures with your words in order to get your point across.

“Being attacked by Sir Geoffrey Howe is like being savaged by a dead sheep.”
Denis Healey.

“Now is the time to rise from the dark and desolate valley of segregation to the sunlit path of racial justice.”
Martin Luther King

“Being powerful is like being a lady.
If you have to tell people you are, you aren’t.”

Margaret Thatcher

And a bit about you…

That’s a bit about me, but what about you?
What are you doing here?
Do you want to get involve with public speaking?
Are you already a public speaker and want to improve?
Perhaps you want to learn a few presentation skills to help with your job prospects or maybe you just want a new hobby.

Whatever you want, if it’s related to public speaking and presentation skills… you’ve found it!

Read the posts, ask questions in the comments, contact me by email, but above all become part of the community that makes up easyP.

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you’ll join us.

Thanks to my daughter Nikki for taking the photographs.
Nikki is a keen photographer and is currently in her final year studying Theology at Exeter University.