Can you afford to have poor Public Speaking Skills?

Having world class public speaking skills is a must. In today’s competitive world, public speaking skills are highly regarded. It’s no longer a “nice to have”. If you want to connect, engage and influence, you have to be the best speaker you can be. Whether it’s one to few or one to many, if you want… Read More »

Public Speaking For Technical People

Talk to the human or a how to on 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… 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 here in Perth, 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.… Read More »

Voice Care When Public Speaking

Voice warm ups are an essential part of your routine and voice care when Public Speaking You wouldn’t play a round of golf or do a fitness class without warming up your muscles, speaking is no different. Before any speech, do some simple warm up exercises as well as practice your articulation. World Voice Day… Read More »

Improve your Public Speaking with Improvisation

Improve your Public Speaking with Improvisation and you will become more comfortable in front of an audience. Whilst there are many technical skills to learn to become a master at Public Speaking, one of the best ways to put yourself out there and get more comfortable being uncomfortable is though joining a group or taking… Read More »

Communicate Executive Presence with Powerful Public Speaking

 Influence in a genuine way with powerful public speaking You want to exude executive presence but you want to remain genuine? You want to inspire and influence people to take action but you don’t want to be manipulative? The ability to communicate executive presence with powerful public speaking is a learned skill. It’s a paradox… Read More »

What’s Your Story? Live Storytelling

What’s your story? Are you ready to share it? The next Stories From The Heart live storytelling in Perth is on 27 November Storytelling is the most powerful way in which to activate our brains to remember and add meaning. If you ditch the PowerPoint, bullet points, charts and copious handouts,  and tell stories instead your public… Read More »

Introverts make great public speakers

Yes, it’s true. Introverts make great public speakers. I am a self proclaimed introvert and proud to be so. In my younger days, I would work hard at putting on an extroverted show as that is how I thought others  expected me to behave. I became a wolf in sheep’s clothing.  It was exhausting. I… Read More »

How to make your TED style talk SCORE

In my previous article read here I wrote about the difference between a TED style talk and other business presentations. TED style talks are becoming very popular among conference organisers. As a TEDx  speaker coach I am often asked to coach executives to deliver a TED style talk. These are the 5 key things that I believe… Read More »