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Time to Talk

Time to Talk

By Roland Millward
Speak Up - Speak Out - Speak Easy

We all need to to take time to talk and time to listen. In this podcast we take the time to talk and listen to people with wonderful stories to tell. My name is Roland Millward and I discuss communication and cover many related issues that I hope will inspire and encourage you to talk and listen more.

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Talking About Dyslexia with Darren Clark
What is dyslexia? How does it affect people? How can others help to make life easier for someone with dyslexia? In this episode, I am pleased to welcome Darren Clark who will answer these questions and more.  For more information and to get in touch with Darren please use the links below. Darren Clark Linkedin Global Dyslexia Group
May 26, 2020
Stuck at Home - Coronavirus Lockdown
Like many here in the UK, I am working at home in this Coronavirus lockdown period. How are you getting on? Can you still work, or have you been furloughed?
April 24, 2020
What do sounds mean to you and me!
In this episode I remember sounds that have meant something to me and would like your thoughts on this subject.
February 18, 2020
How to Overcome Shyness
Millions of people suffer from shyness. For many it can be a mild inconvenience but form others it can be debilitating. It can prevent a person from forming friendships or pursuing a career that they would love to have. How can we overcome shyness to prevent it from holding us back in life?  In this podcast I will share tips with you that have helped me enormously.
August 16, 2019
How to Make Good Use of Your Telephone
The telephone is still a one of the best ways we can communicate when not in a face to face situation. How can you get more from your phone conversations? In this episode I talk about ways to help you get more out of your telephone conversations.
August 3, 2019
Public Speaking Made Easy
Season 2 Ep 3:  Can public speaking really be made easy?  It can certainly be made easier with the right approach and by learning some new skills and techniques. In this episode I am pleased to interview the Presentation Maestro, Mr Michael Trigg. Michael is very experienced in public speaking and trains people to learn how to become proficient speakers and to hold an audience captive to the words they speak. Please listen, learn and enjoy what Michael has to say. Michael produces some wonderful free content on his website and also has a free app, Ovation available for both Apple and Android devices. Click here for the link to download it today. For more information please do get in touch with him via his website. 
June 18, 2019
Talking Anxiety with Nick Elston
Anxiety can affect all of us and for some it can be debilitating and cause much misery.  I am pleased to welcome Nick Elston to Time to Talk and as he tells us about his battle with anxiety and how now he has become an international speaker on the subject.  Nick gives a great insight into anxiety and how we can cope with it and indeed keep it in its right place. After you have listened to the podcast, to find out more about Nick Elston, Talking Anxiety please visit his website. 
June 12, 2019
Control Your Nerves - Season 2 Commences!
Welcome to the 2nd season of Time to Talk. The new tag line is Speak Up, Speak Out and Speak Easy. In this season's podcasts I am going to extend my discussion on the art of communication to include communication issues. You are going to meet some interesting people who I will interview and talk to them about speaking up and speaking out in a speak easy way.  We all need to talk and the better and more freely we can do so, the better it is for us. For a moment just stop and think about some of the things we find it difficult to talk about and the situations where speaking up can be so hard. Mental health has become a big talking point and those with such an issue can find it hard to express themselves. For the people around them it's so difficult to know what to say to those suffering. We will be interviewing someone that can help us talk about anxiety in a forthcoming episode.  How do you communicate in your workplace, what do you say in a job interview to be able to put yourself across in the right way to your prospective employer? This is one more area where we will interview an expert who can help us. Right now I am working on many ideas and arranging to speak with experts in their field who have volunteered their time to be interviewed.  I am thrilled with the direction that Time to Talk is heading and I hope that you will enjoy the journey with me. Please do subscribe and share with your friends. Do you have an idea about a communication subject that you would like covered in a future podcast? Do you have a story to tell and would like to be interviewed please get in touch by email  Roland - please follow me on Twitter
June 5, 2019
Check Your Facts Before Presenting
When you present to your audience you need to make sure that what you say is accurate. Where can you check the facts to make sure? In this episode we look at places that can help you and those to be wary of and avoid Fake News!
April 26, 2019
How to Write a Formal Email
We all get bogged down with thousands of emails each year and writing email is now part of everyday life. When we have to write an important formal email how can we make sure that the reader recognises it as such and responds?  Listen now to this episode and find out. I also welcome your comments, so please do get in touch. 
April 21, 2019
The Art of Pausing
You say it best when you say nothing at all. Find out how pausing can improve your communication skills.
February 18, 2019
How to use the camera on Skype and video broadcasts.
Video technology gets better all the time and is now a popular way to communicate. Many however are making a big mistake in they way they use the camera. Learn how to correct this very easily.
February 11, 2019
Learn how to make No a Positive Answer
Learn how to get people to say No in a way that will mean Yes! Forget the old sales techniques for getting people to say a series of yesses. No can be your friend and not your enemy.
February 5, 2019
How to use gestures in your presentations
In this episode, I explain the different types of gestures and how to use them in your presentations
February 2, 2019
Don't Miss Out! Life is too short.
Let's talk about taking time to speak to those we love and to really get to know them.
December 12, 2018
How To Put Your Point Across
In life, there are times when we need to get our point across. It could be in the family or business. How can we successfully put our point across? Listen now for some ways that you can succeed.
October 7, 2018
The Good the Bad and the Ugly
Series 2 Episode 10: Text messaging can be very useful but it can also cause problems. Let's discuss text messaging in Time to Talk.
September 11, 2018
Death by PowerPoint
Seires 2 Episode 9:Have you attended a presentation where you have been bored by the use of PowerPoint?
July 30, 2018
How to Make a Complaint
Series 2 Ep 8 There are times we need to complain. What's the best way that will get the result we deserve and sort out the problem? Listen now to find out.
July 21, 2018
Using The Right Words
Series 2 Ep 7 Using the right words is so important when we communicate, whether in speech or written form.
July 9, 2018
Using Modulation to make your talk interesting
Series 2 Ep: 6 Modulation does not come naturally to most people. It is something that needs to be understood, learned and practised. Listen now to find out more on how you can use modulation in your presentations.
July 1, 2018
Volume - it's not just about being loud!
Series 2 Episode 5 The use of volume is important for a public speaker and in this episode I will share with you some ways that you need to apply to use it properly.
June 16, 2018
How to Use Your Notes in a Presentation
Series 2 Ep 4 Most speakers like to use notes when delivering a presentation. Notes though if not used properly can distract not only the speaker but also their audience. Learn how you can use notes the right way.
June 12, 2018
How to Prepare Your Presentation
Series 2: Ep 3 Learn how to prepare your presentation and the things you need to do before you even start.
May 27, 2018
First Steps in Creating a Presentation
Series 2 ep2 What are the basic steps you need to know and take when presenting? Find out in this episode.
May 23, 2018
What's coming up?
Series 2 Ep 1: There is a more clearly defined focus for my podcast. I have rebranded it and now Time to Talk is all about communication skills.
May 21, 2018
It's easy to mix these up!
When to use there, their or they're. They are often confused.
April 25, 2018
Why are people using the word 'like'?
It seems that 'like' is the most overused word in the English language!
April 23, 2018
It's Have not Of
More people seem to be misusing the word of. Have you noticed? Let me know if the dumbing down of the English language is of concern.
April 18, 2018
Titanic the Musical
Frome Memorial Theatre May 8th - 12th 2018
April 17, 2018
Share Your Passion
Would you like to share your passion for antiques, collectables and vintage things? Listen to find out more.
March 29, 2018
I won't tell you what to do
A good adviser should never tell you what to do. The decision should rest with the ourselves. We need to know how to do it.
March 18, 2018
Do you take the time to talk?
Have we lost the art of speaking in person?
March 17, 2018
Anchor Transcript
Is it accurate?
March 16, 2018
Buying at Auction
Advice before going to an auction.
March 14, 2018
Anchor Applause
How and why to give it and also to turn off the sound.
March 14, 2018
The Sun is Always Shining
If you ever feel down then remember this!
March 13, 2018
The Dark Art of SEO
Search engine optimisation seems to be very confusing!
March 12, 2018
Local Football - Increasing Support
What can local football clubs do to increase the attendance?
March 12, 2018
A lesson learned
How can you get better results from your blogging?
August 2, 2017
Guest Blogging
Is it a good idea to use guest blogs and to guest blog for others? Listen to find out.
July 17, 2017
Blogging is not Just About You!
People read blogs for selfish reasons. Please write with this in mind
July 10, 2017
Write down your ideas!
When you get an idea for a blog post what should you do first? Listen now to find out.
July 3, 2017
What can I write about?
What can I write about in my blog?
July 1, 2017
Let's talk about blogging!
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June 30, 2017