Sometimes it is easy just to talk about “doing stuff” but actually the proof of concept is in seeing some of my output. I will add more as time passes. As well as the output itself, consider all aspects of the piece; the message (p1), the supportive media if present (p2) and the delivery (p3). Each has a part to play in the overall impact of the message

One of my first major speaking opportunities was at TEDx Stuttgart 2013. I initially tried to work up a talk on what we could learn from surgery but realised this topic was closer to my heart. Speaking on something you are passionate about is always more rewarding.  See if you can see the 3 steps within the piece. The delivery was one of my most challenging and one of my most practised. The thrill of the whole thing coming together was huge. (hate the still photo though!)


In the face of the pandemic we are now presenting online much more than before. This piece on The Imposter Phenomenon and Dunning Kruger highlights some of the concepts covered in posts around online presentations. 


FIX17 was a conference in New York organised by my friends at FEMinEM. I gave a talk “On Being Average.” The animations in p2 took ages to get to this stage because I really didn’t know what I was doing. The result was certainly different. And fun

When a clinical error occurs we must review the error and look for ways to improve. What we often ignore is the second victim, the broken clinican. This presentation again had no slides as supportive media but watch what happens with the prop and not quite going to plan.

The SMACC conference in Dublin 2016 SMACCDub was where I presented this talk. One of my challenges after writing the piece was in considering p2. After discussion, I came to the realisation that actually, slides would distract from the message, already challenging in itself. The delivery here was a huge challenge; 2500 people, a section of the talk went wrong and I had to recover it and the audience stole my punchline by behaving differently than I expected. The outcome was even better than I hoped though and the ad lib closing still thrills me.

I have given my “presentation skills” talk on numerous occasions and it is amusing to see how things have progressed. Below is a link to a lecture I gave in July 2019

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I’ve spoken at Don’t Forget The Bubbles a few times now and I really love the atmosphere. It’s a clinical but also about the other side of Medicine where we must consider there is more to a person that a simple job description, or worse, our view of the stereotype.

What is Excellence in Clinical Care? I don’t think it is what you think it is. This talk is a progression from the “Being Average” presentation at Fix17, see if you can see the progression?

Let me know what you think in the comments section. Ask any questions you would like and keep the learning happening.