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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 »

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 »

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 »

Conversation Community Connection – The Power of Live Storytelling

Stories From The Heart Guest Blog By Jacqui Alder “Our life is a series of moments. These moments become our stories” Lisa Evans And so it was with the 4th Stories From The Heart event on the 27th November 2016 at Lazy Susan’s Comedy Den, where Lisa Evans gathered a full house of diverse souls for… Read More »

Can you afford to have poor Public Speaking Skills?

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 »

Why work with a Public Speaking Coach?

Is a Public Speaking Coach right for you? Once you decide that you need to improve in something, the next logical step is to work out a plan of how you are going to get from where you are now to where you want to be. Have you considered a Public Speaking Coach? Working one… 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 »

How to start your speech so the audience listens

Have you ever had a conversation that started like this? I’m going to tell you about my  trip to Europe. First, I’m going to tell you the places I visited. Secondly, I’m going to tell you about the food and culture, and finally I’m going to share with you why I think that you should… Read More »