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 »

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 »

One Day – Stories From The Heart

Stories From The Heart – One Day Can Change Everything Guest blog post by Louise Kelly At the Scarlet Room of Hotel Northbridge Perth, eight very different stories, plus two pop-up stories and an interactive improvised theatre segment, all storytellers took us on an emotional rollercoaster. The stories made us laugh together, feel pain, feel… Read More »

Bring Some Hollywood To Your Storytelling

    Hollywood Storytelling The Hero’s Journey has universal appeal Every good story has key elements that make it a success. A hero who is on a journey, some conflict and obstacles, a reward and the hero returning a different person. Stories built on the model of the hero’s myth are powerful and have universal… Read More »

Reflections on being a solopreneur speaker

What I have learned in business It seems like yesterday, but it is three years since I set up my business Speaking Savvy. I have learned a lot along the way as a solopreneur speaker, there have been many highs and some lows, and plenty of falling, but isn’t it about falling forwards?   A… Read More »

The Storytelling Tribe by Michelle Sandford

The Storytelling Tribe Turning up at Lazy Susan’s Comedy Den on a Sunday night I am filled with anticipation. People greet me with smiles as I recognise them. These are people I know. More and more of them as I grab a drink at the bar and move towards the stairs. It’s dark. It’s intimate… 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 »

Competitive Public Speaking what I have learned

Competitive Public Speaking in Toastmasters That’s a lot of trophies! There are more in boxes. You may be thinking, so what! or you may be thinking – good on her for having a go.  I’ve observed that for some people who compete in Toastmasters contests, it can become “all about the trophy”. I recently competed in two… Read More »

How to create and deliver an Ignite style talk

How to make sure your presentation is concise and compelling There are many different styles of presentations. The fast-paced lightning talks are a lot of fun. I recently gave an Ignite-style talk and I want to offer some tips on how to create one. My mantra ever since I started Public Speaking has been Speak at… Read More »

Heal Your Heart At Stories From The Heart

Michele Woods, accomplished writer, and fledgling stand-up comic writes a beautiful piece about Stories From The Heart                            “You can warm your hands at a poem” is a quote from the writer Jeanette Winterson. To those words, I’d like to add, “you can… Read More »