Present your message with presence when you speak

Present your message with presence Have you ever been to a function and noticed all heads in the room turn to look at one person? Have you been in the audience when a speaker mesmerised the audience? These people exude confidence and charisma. They have a presence. Most of us have to learn presence Presence… Read More »

The Power of Personal Space in Public Speaking

The study of personal space is called ‘proxemics’. The Role of Proxemics in Public Speaking   Notice how when a couple has had a fresh argument, they keep their distance from one another. By distance, I mean not just emotional distance but also physical distance. On the flip side, when couples are extremely happy together,… Read More »

The Power of Business Storytelling

Weave your story around your service If I told you to buy a chocolate bar because it’s tasty, you’d probably forget about it in a few seconds. But if I weaved a story around a young boy fishing with his grandpa, whose face lights up the moment his grandpa digs out a chocolate bar from… Read More »

Business Storytelling – How to be Memorable

5 Secrets to Memorable Business Storytelling. Business Storytelling. Everyone is talking about it, few do it well. Business Storytelling is a buzzword among entrepreneurs and leaders. But honestly, how many people actually do it well? You are probably a “natural” storyteller, think of the “water cooler” stories. But what may happen when you present to… Read More »

You Are Not Your Story

  Venturing Out From Behind The Words – A Guest Blog by Jay Crisp Crow I’m hilarious, confident, bolshy, and brave. If I can hide behind a keyboard. Forging a living from being a writer is about as in my element as I could be. I’m naturally an introverted lioness of complexity that resonates more… Read More »

Stories From The Heart A Storyteller’s Experience

My live storytelling experience by Jacqui Alder Why I recommend participating in ‘Stories From The Heart’ live storytelling Perth events. As a child, I was privileged enough to hear life stories from around the world told by the elders in my extended family. Through those stories (some of which were even true) I gained a… Read More »

Talk to the human Public Speaking for technical people

Talk to the human Public Speaking for Technical People To be able to get ahead in your career, it’s important to be able to articulate your message clearly and concisely in a way that engages an audience. This can be a  challenge if you are  presenting technical information to a non-technical audience. Talking to your tribe… Read More »

Why work with a Public Speaking Coach?

Is a Public Speaking Coach right for you? Once you decide that you need to improve in something, the next logical step is to work out a plan of how you are going to get from where you are now to where you want to be. Have you considered a Public Speaking Coach? Working one… Read More »

Public Speaking Preparation – Walk the Course

Public Speaking starts with good preparation – Know your environment When I was young I rode horses. “Walking the course” is an important part of any show jumping competition. It’s the time when as a rider, you enter the arena on foot (without your horse) and walk around the course, taking everything in through your… Read More »

Live Storytelling – What’s Your Story?

A Celebration of Live Storytelling On 20 March we celebrated World Storytelling Day in Western Australia. At the same time, Spring Equinox in the Northern Hemisphere and the first day of Autumn in the Southern Hemisphere,  storytellers from all over the globe gathered to share stories and over 20 countries took part in various  events globally. I hosted… Read More »