The Art of Explanation with Ros Atkins – 274

The Speaking Club · February 21, 2024

About Track

It’s often said that the real experts are the ones that can make the complex easy to understand, and Ros Atkins is an expert on making things easy to understand … so I guess that would make him the expert’s expert! 

As a journalist, and BBC News’ Analysis Editor, Ros Atkins has presented and reported on the biggest stories around the world for twenty years . He’s also the creator of the critically acclaimed ‘Ros Atkins on…’ video series, which has become a phenomenon, garnering millions of views. His ability to explain complex stories in a clear, concise and consumable way has led to him being dubbed the nation’s ‘Explainer-in-Chief’.

On this show he is sharing his stories from the front lines of news reporting, the mistakes he made, and how he discovered the secret to the art of explanation. You’ll also get some fantastic tips that will improve your communication generally, and will power up your content and delivery.



What you’ll discover:

  • The mission Ros is trying to accomplish with his book ‘The Art of Explanation’
  • Why we shouldn’t give up when something seems complicated to explain and what to do instead.
  • What music can teach us about communication. 
  • The huge lesson that Ros learned from another reporter that uplevelled his communication.
  • Tips for using visuals with your talks so that they are adding rather than taking away from the message. 
  • Some techniques for improving clarity and conciseness in your message. 
  • A journalist’s view on how to use stories in the best way.
  • What ‘back annos’ are and why they are a valuable tool for speakers. 


All things Ros: 

Books & Resources*:

What is history by E.H. Carr


Turn Your Book into a Profitable Talk – PDF Breakthrough Guide


Get a Powerful Talk Structure – Join the Masterclass

Want to get better at finding and sharing your stories then check out our FREE Five Day Snackable Story Challenge

Practice your speaking & test your content in a safe space in The Speaking Club ‘Live’ Membership

Want to create a signature talk that sells, then check out our Nail Your Signature Talk in 60 Days programme

Want to find out about working with me 121 then book a call here.


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About Creator

The Speaking Club

If you want to have a laugh whilst learning how to increase your confidence and public speaking skills, for personal or business growth, then you have come to the right place. Discover tips, tricks and strategies on how to speak and pitch using humour and performance. Find out how to better connect with people’s pain points in a way that they will want to talk about and share, and get the low down on powering up your mind set. Sarah Archer, is a stand-up comedian, playwright, speaker and business woman. She is also author of ‘Cracking Speech Mate! – How to use humour to make you an amazing speaker’, and ‘Straight to the Top – How to create and deliver a killer elevator pitch’. Communicating with authenticity and power, influencing through copy, spoken word and body language, managing negative thoughts and anxiety, building authority and trust, story-telling and comedy secrets...oh and we’ll also cover focus and time management ‘cause Sarah has a mind like a butterfly! Join her for fun and aha moments.

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