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 »

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 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 eyes and imagining how… 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.   Your voice has unique… Read More »

Improve your Public Speaking with Improvisation

Improve your Public Speaking with Improvisation. Whilst there are many technical skills to learn to become better 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 a class in improvisation. You cannot possibly fail Now that has got… Read More »

Executive Presence and Public Speaking

Influence 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 and for many executives,… Read More »

What’s Your Story?

What’s your story? Are you ready to share it? 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 speaking and presentation skills will reach new heights. We feel involved and engaged… Read More »

Why introverts are great at public speaking

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. It was exhausting. I couldn’t keep it up and I became much more content when… Read More »