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

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

Speakers need to act like rock stars!

Bruce Springsteen showing that he LOVES what he does!   This week I was privileged enough to attend a concert by Bryan Adams AND Bruce Springsteen. (It doesn't get much better than that!) As I immersed myself in the shows, it became apparent that speakers need to act like rock stars. Right now [...]

By |January 30th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Think, Breathe and Deliver a Confident Presentation

'Think, Breathe and Deliver a confident presentation. These three words are apparently part of an advertising campaign by the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in the UK. I thought that they were a very good mantra to think of as you prepare for your next presentation. Your aim should be to deliver a confident presentation [...]

By |August 4th, 2013|Uncategorized|0 Comments

At last – help for Wedding Speakers!

How many Wedding Speakers have you listened to? How many of those left a lasting impression on you? Do you remember those wedding speeches for the right reasons? A good wedding speech comes from the heart. It is full of sincere emotion, humour and tells a story. So much time is spent on perfecting the [...]

By |May 5th, 2013|Uncategorized|0 Comments