Episode 1

James Bryce: Becoming a more articulate, confident speaker at work and in life

In a job interview, a presentation at work or a difficult conversation with your team leader — are you getting your message across? Communication skills are not just for public speaking. They are how you express yourself to anyone, anywhere.

How can you speak clearly, confidently, yet still as your authentic self? That’s the topic of my conversation with James Bryce, CEO and founder of Speech Intelligence. James coaches leaders to improve how they communicate. He’s also developed an AI-powered app, Speech Intelligence, that provides feedback. You talk for a couple of minutes, receive a score and personalised feedback — and try again! Find out more at Speech Intelligence.

The best bits of these conversations are captured in my newsletter Flashes+Sparks.

Further resources

VIEW RUNNING ORDER

01.48 His personal journey in developing speech intelligence.
03.23 An overview of the Speech Intelligence service.
05.01 The level of self-consciousness about speech intelligence.
09.22 How we recognise great practice.
12.15 Gaps in how we practice speech.
15.03 Suggestions for improvement.
17.33 Importance of discipline.
19.48 Famous people who do this well.
21.46 How the pandemic has changed the way we speak.
25.45 The most important complementors to speech that distinguish exemplary leaders.
28.18 Hygiene factors that are important before you get to speech.
31.03 How to prepare for a difficult situation.
35.15 More details about Speech Intelligence.

“Maintain agility in how you speak, be clear and confident and never leave your authentic self behind. And do stay on point for the listener.”

James Bryce, CEO, Speech Intelligence

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