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Do you hesitate to speak up?

Have you considered why you find it hard to speak up? It is not always easy to speak up. Depending on your level of confidence as well as your personality, you might find it very difficult to speak up. I am not only referring to public speaking  - I am also referring to speaking up [...]

By |October 23rd, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

How to Build your Reputation with an Apology

  Do you know how to build your reputation with an apology? Even when things have gone wrong, this is still possible. What do you say when you get it wrong? We all make mistakes. As a result, we have an opportunity to address those mistakes when we apologise. In the last week, I have [...]

By |October 16th, 2017|Leadership Development, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Speaking about Change

  Are you speaking about change?  When you are speaking about change, you need to be aware of whether you are the only one speaking up on a certain topic or viewpoint. As a leader, you need to be aware of whether or not others are following you. If you are the only voice speaking [...]

By |October 9th, 2017|Speaking Skills, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Tips for Nervous Speakers

Tips for Nervous Speakers Anticipating your next presentation or interview can lead to panic. How do you calm those nerves? How do you overcome the sweaty palms, the dry mouth, the trembling hands? How do you stand up and present  with the same confidence that you have when speaking to a single person? How familiar [...]

By |October 3rd, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Do you Stand Out when you Speak Up?

Do you Stand Out when you Speak Up? Think about all the speaking you did in the last week. It seems we are always speaking. The question to ask is how many opportunities came your way as a result of your speaking? Were you able to get your message across? Did anyone take action based [...]

By |September 25th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Stressed about your next keynote presentation?

Are you stressed about your next keynote presentation? You are having sleepless nights…. There is so much work to do, and so little time to prepare…. Every time you sit down to start working on your presentation, you get interrupted….. Does this sound familiar to you? I had this very experience this week. Luckily, I know the process to go through to get to my speech structure. This process requires me to clarify my purpose and to clearly define the benefit of this presentation to my audience. When I am able to speak to their needs and solve their problems and frustrations, they are more likely to listen and remember what I have to say. […]

By |September 15th, 2015|Speaking Skills|0 Comments

Speak to Accelerate your Career

Speak to Accelerate your Career. It’s that simple. You speak every day – on the phone, in meetings, in the passage. You even ‘speak’ when we send emails. Yet I find that most people let golden opportunities to accelerate their career slipthrough their fingers. With an increased awareness, you can use these opportunities to accelerate your career. Each speaking engagement is an opportunity to connect, to validate and to inspire. When you are able to connect, validate and inspire you also stand out from the crowd – you are the one more likely to be considered for promotion. When you speak to accelerate their career, you will have learned to convey a message rather than information. […]

By |July 9th, 2015|Speaking Skills|0 Comments

How to Craft an Elevator Speech that will get you Noticed and Remembered!

We have all heard about Elevator Speeches or Elevator Pitches. We know that we need to have a short, punchy speech ready in case we meet up with someone influential. We can then impress them with our Elevator Speech. The reality is that very few of us ever get to the point where we have [...]

By |November 27th, 2014|Speaking Skills|0 Comments

3 Speaker Tips to Develop Stage Presence

Here are 3 Speaker Tips to Develop Stage Presence. The most accomplished speakers are those that have developed stage presence. This is a charisma that they bring to the platform with them. It is a 'wow' factor that sets them apart from other speakers. Don't think for a moment that this is an attribute that [...]

By |November 20th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Is your Presentation Message Crystal Clear?

Many speakers confuse their information with their presentation message. We live in a world filled with facts and data. It is relatively easy to put together a string of facts. When I ask clients to clarify their presentation message, they often find this difficult. "But isn't it obvious?" is the response I often get. No - [...]

By |May 3rd, 2014|Speaking Skills, Uncategorized|0 Comments