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How-to: Personal Impact


Stephanie smith human cannonball - melbourne show 200Originally posted as Personal Impact at Speaking Well In Public‬’s Facebook page.

Personal Impact

When you stand up to speak in public, the first impression the audience have of you is visual, and it will take them those first few seconds to make up their minds about you.

Because any audience needs to trust you, to like you and to understand you, if that first impression is not a positive one, you’ll find it difficult to win them over. Continue reading

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Review: Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)


Guardians of the Galaxy movie posterSometimes feeling like a giant episode of the late lamented Firefly, it’s fun, inventive and spectacular to look at with some marvellous CGI work and a SCRIPT. An actual honest to goodness script. Some great performances, with the standout surprise that is Dave Bautista as the endearingly heartfelt vengeance-fuelled irony-free Drax stealing the show. Recommended. PH
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Review: How to Train Your Dragon 2 (2014)


How to Train Your Dragon 2 (2014)Five years on: the ‘vikings’ are still inexplicably Scottish, their kids remain, more inexplicably, irritating all-American teens; Jay Baruschel still sounds like Tom Hanks; but the dragons and the flying sequences are even more thrilling. Just as well, given some dodgy politics.

At times terrifyingly dark, intense and scary, the kinetic theme-park ride can’t conceal the broadest-brushed life lessons in a hackneyed script. But why does Kate Blanchett’s character look like a space alien, and what’s with the borderline racism? Continue reading

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Review: Edge of Tomorrow (2014)


Edge of Tomorrow movie posterAlways watchable Tom Cruise fights another War of the Worlds in this rollicking, timey-wimey, CGI-laden Groundhog Troopers. Or should that be Starship Groundhogs? Or possibly Independence Groundhogs?

Five years after meteorites crash land carrying an alien invasion force, cowardly PR slime-ball Will Cage (Cruise) is sent to the front-line as cannon-fodder and is killed almost immediately – only to wake up again at the start of the previous day. Somehow he’s been infected with the aliens’ ability to ‘reset’ time. Under the training of Rita Vrataski (Emily Blunt), Cage lives the same day over and over; but foreknowledge of the battlefield doesn’t prevent the failure of the human counter-attack. Instead, the pair have to find a way to kill the alien central ‘mind’ before the attack even happens. Continue reading

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Humour: iPad fitting experience


iPad fitting service - Clarks
iPad fitting experience – signage at Clarks Village, Street, Somerset

The cyborgs are here, and they’re powered by Apple. Question is where are they having the iPAD fitted?!?! RC

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