Tag Archives: impromptu public speaking

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 »

How to create and deliver an Ignite style talk

How to make sure your Public Speaking is concise and compelling There are many different styles and formats in Public Speaking. 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… 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 »

Stories From The Heart Living a Life of Authenticity

Pure stories. Real, raw, relatable. The success of Stories From The Heart live storytelling events, is down to the wonderful people who are willing to stand in front of an audience and be their true authentic self. There are no slides, no notes and nowhere to hide! You can hear a pin drop! With soft… Read More »

Sharing My Story How This Changed Me

  What I got out of the live storytelling event. A guest blog by Katrina Davy. I love to play with ideas that stretch me out of my comfort zone and so when Lisa Evans founder of Speaking Savvy asked for volunteers to tell stories at her Stories from the Heart live storytelling event, I… 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 »

Top 10 Public Speaking Mistakes Commonly Made

When Public Speaking Avoid These Mistakes? As I look back  at all the presentations I have heard there are some that I see many times over. These mistakes are very simple to avoid with some preparation and practice. To stand out as a effective speaker don’t make theses mistakes. Top 10 Public Speaking Mistakes #1… Read More »