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Are you ready to speak on stage?

The moments before you speak on stage “…..now please welcome…” The MC says your name. You walk onstage to warm, welcoming applause. Are you ready? How have you spent the past half-hour prepping for that moment? Here are a few thoughts on how to maximize your chances of delivering a great speech. Consider these things… Read More »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

8 Spectacular Storytelling Tips to Spice up your Speaking

Are you a master at storytelling? If you would like to be more engaging, get more bookings and be more relatable as a speaker, then mastering the art of storytelling is a great way to stand out from the crowd. In this article, I will share with you 8 Spectacular Storytelling Tips to Spice up… Read More »

Vulnerability in Public Speaking. Be Real. Be Present. Be You.

It Takes Courage Making an authentic connection with your audience takes courage. If you want to create an impact it requires being yourself. For some that’s hard. It’s a lot easier when public speaking, to talk about the latest company figures or systems. Peeling back the onion layers of your unique self can be hard,… Read More »