Richard Foster-Fletcher of Toastmasters International talks to Simon Rose about the best ways of grabbing attention when giving a speech. He offers advice on how to open a speech and imparts tips on keeping the audience with you in an era when people are more easily distracted than ever. As he explains, the preparation you make before the speech can be just as important as what you say when you're on your feet delivering it.
Steve Caplin is impressed that Elon Musk was so horrified by a fake text generator that he refused to allow it to be released. He also examines what happened to the company that enabled oldies to be injected with youngsters' blood. He also majors on a company converting old Minis to run on electricity, a drone-netting grenade and a beautiful-looking system for growing fruit and vegetables indoors.
Welcome to the new This is Moneyball podcast, where money and sports collide.
Co-hosts Lee Boyce, assistant editor at This is Money and broadcaster Georgie Frost in the debut episode discuss the important of sport to the economy.
We cover figures showing the true value of sport to the UK economy and ask: should sports stars be entitled to a tax break, as per comments from rugby ace James Haskell?
Elsewhere, how much as the equine flu outbreak that rocked horse racing cost the economy?
With Aaron Ramsey heading to Juventus on a bumper contract, we talk about the future of the Bosman ruling and if he really will be earning £400,000 per week.
MP Vicky Foxcroft is calling for equal pay for men and women's FA Cup – we talk through whether that would be a fair move.
Can you tackle the first of our tricky sports maths questions involving three legends - Eric Cantona, Andy Murray and Ronnie O'Sullivan?
And finally: if you received a giant windfall, would you buy a sports club?
Want to keep up with the latest earnings updates from the States? Well join Chris Hill and the Motley Fool Radio Show team here on Share Radio, direct from Washington DC, for news, views and analysis of the US stocks that matter. In this week's show: Kraft Heinz plummets on weak earnings and an SEC subpoena; Stamps.com loses an Uncle Sam-sized partner; Wayfair delivers; And Zillow renovates. Analysts Andy Cross, Ron Gross, and Jason Moser discuss those stories and dig into the latest from Boston Beer, Domino’s Pizza, Texas Roadhouse, and Walmart. Plus, Motley Fool CFP and retirement expert Robert Brokamp talks tax tips and retirement planning.
A will may be considered the expression of someone’s last wishes, but more of them are being challenged. High property prices and increasingly complicated families are being blamed for the rise in disputes, but would you challenge someone’s will? In this week’s podcast, Simon Lambert, Lee Boyce and Georgie Frost dive into why inheritance rows are more commonplace and how difficult it is to try to overturn a will. Also this week, alongside some money-saving tips for millennials a heated debate kicks off about buying flat whites vs saving for homes at a time when house prices are sky high compared to ages. Simon reveals his lessons from holding Lloyds shares all the way up, all the way down and then all the time that they have bumped along since the financial crisis. And we dig into the case of a car park prang that led to countless phone calls from ambulance chasers – and how this manages to happen.
Adam Cox talks is joined by peak performance coach, David Saville. Following his father’s death when he was just a teenager, David made the decision to turn his life around by living every day to the fullest – and aiming to inspire and encourage others to do the same. David has a coaching programme, Becoming Superhuman, which challenges those taking part to become the very best version of themselves (without needing magical powers!). He talks about how he believes the average person is accessing only 3% of their full potential – and shares how he intends to make that number much higher.
Political commentator Mike Indian, author of The Groucho Tendency blog, looks at the formation of The Independent Group, with 8 ex-Labour and 3 ex-Conservative MPs to date. What do they stand for? And against? Will there be more defections? Could they change the face of British politics or is it too early to say? What might their arrival on the scene mean for the Brexit process, with the clock ticking down and even Jean-Claude Juncker confessing to "Brexit fatigue"?
Steve Caplin looks at Samsung's new phones, including one far more expensive even than Apple's top of the range model. He also laments the loss of a project aiming to send people to Mars, though there's another planning a space station with gravity. For those looking for something new in dating, try an app that matches the contents of your fridges. Or perhaps a peanut butter pump is what you need. Or a cocktail-maker using capsules from coffee machine makers Keurig.
James Cameron-Wilson looks at the latest UK box office numbers, reviewing new movies Instant Family, Happy Death Day 2 U and The Kid Who Would Be King. He laments the fact that the drama about war reporter Marie Colvin, played by Rosamund Pike, who got a Golden Globe nomination, only limped in at #13 in the chart. He also reviews for home release - and recommends highly - the documentary RBG about Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
The legal process could be about to change dramatically if blockchain technology is used in the creation of so-called disintermediated smart contracts, with a decentralised ledger that can be seen by all. It's a brave new world for lawyers but also an exciting one, as explained by Jacqueline Watts, Senior Associate Solicitor at A City Law Firm. With the legal system based on precedent, how will things develop where there is no precedent?