Alison Lester

Alison Lester is a writer and communication skills coach based in Singapore. Her books include a guide to more creative and comfortable presentation skills called Present for Success, and a collection of essays called Restroom Reflections: How Communication Changes Everything. She blogs at, and her first novel, Lillian on Life, will be published by Amy Einhorn Books in January 2015.

Articles by Alison Lester

Recipe for a Delicious Presentation

I think we need to talk about nerves again.I’ve been watching Masterchef:

April 29, 2014

Stay Connected—To Our Children, Not the Internet!

On the subway the other day I saw a couple with a fussy baby. He was bored

March 14, 2014

Work-Life Balance: Suggestions for Managers, and the People They Manage

I coach a lot of people who need to work on developing their assertiveness

July 25, 2013

Worried That You're Boring Your Audience? Demand Interesting Questions!

During the Australian Open Tennis Championships in 2011, when she was rank

May 15, 2013

Why We Are Like Earworms, and What to Do About It.

Earworms are the songs you can’t get out of your head. They crawl in when

April 16, 2013

The Golden Rule of Presenting

I was giving a technology industry analyst some feedback on his presentati

March 14, 2013

Salesman of the Year: Why Old School is Good Business

At the final sales meeting of their 2012 calendar year, a company CEO got

January 15, 2013