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 »

Owning Your Speaking Voice

We all have a particular way of speaking Owning Your Voice ‘I like you very much just as you are,’ Mr Darcy told Bridget Jones in the film Bridget Jones’s Diary, and we all went weak at the knees when we heard that line. Isn’t that what we all want? By that, I don’t necessarily… Read More »

Are your public speaking skills average?

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 through 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 »