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The Top 3 Public Speaking Tips

There are 3 important public speaking tips you  need to demonstrate - if you are smart, you will address these needs within the first minute of your presentation. If you do this well, they will be engaged with you and your topic right from the very beginning. What is your Name? This might sound very [...]

What’s on your T-shirt?

One of the key things I work on with clients is defining the essence of their message. What is it that you are trying to say? Can you express this in ten words or less? It sounds simple, but cutting to the core of your message is often quite a challenge. You have to decide [...]

Speaking as a Leader

Speaking as a Leader, by Judith Humphrey I recently came across a book by Judith Humphrey, entitled, "Speaking as a Leader" She reminds us that every opportunity to speak is an opportunity to lead. This can happen in a phone call, while drinking a cup of coffee, in the passage or in a [...]

Every Speech is an Audition for Leadership – even an Impromptu one.

You are walking down the passage at the office. The CEO happens to be walking in the opposite direction. She stops you and asks "what did you think of the presentation this morning? Do you agree with the recommendations?" Just like that, you have been given a wonderful opportunity to speak up for yourself, to [...]

Can you Say it in 10 words or Less?

As with any field on interest, there are literally thousands of things that you could do to improve the way you speak and present. Most of us are simply too busy, too stressed and too impatient to spend hours researching speech-making. That is where experts come into the mix. What a pleasure to be able [...]

Who is speaking on behalf of your company?

I have returned from a two week trip to the USA. It was a wonderful opportunity to observe companies and their marketing communications. Whether you are a bus company, a hotel or Disney World - many people are speaking on your behalf and on behalf of your brand. The bus driver is announcing the next [...]

What is your key message?

I recently conducted a Voicing-your-Potential Workshop with Medical professionals. These people are leaders in their field. Their field of expertise demands facts and data. Their presentations were full on numbers, statistics and trends. The key to unlocking the power of these presentations was to condense the message into ten words or less. This may sound [...]

Speaking for Promotion

I recently had to make a speech to get elected to a position - this was trickier than I imagined. It often goes against our grain to promote ourselves so directly - most of us prefer a more subtle approach. I had plenty of  material to draw from - past achievements and a track record. [...]

What if the nerves just don’t go away?

Whose idea was this anyway? In your wildest dreams you would never have volunteered for this presentation! You have been very successful at avoiding this very situation for years. Unfortunately, this time you can't get out of it. Sleepless nights, sweaty palms, a knot in your stomach..... Does any of this sound familiar to you? [...]

A little coaching goes a long way….

I often have the privilege of working with clients wanting to improve their public speaking skills. I am not always lucky enough to see them in action after we have worked together. Last night I had the privilege of seeing a speaker "up his game".The speaker was not a client of mine, he is a [...]