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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 »

8 Tips On Sharing Your Story With The Media

Sharing your story with the media I have had several great opportunities over the last few months to share my story with the media in both radio interviews and  print media. I want to share my experience and offer a few tips if you are considering getting your story out into the media. Scroll to… Read More »

Public Speaking For Technical People

Talk to the human or a how to on 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… Read More »

Make your audience feel valued. They are the most important part of your story

Are you listening? Have you ever been at a networking event having a conversation with someone, and they are looking over your shoulder to see who else more interesting may be around? As a public speaker, I have a fascination for the way people communicate and I often observe this happening. It’s incredibly rude! of… Read More »

Ending your speech well when Public Speaking. Don’t Fizzle

Try not to fizzle out, the ending of your speech is important as the introduction or the body.  There are some public speakers  who forget this fact and neglect to plan how they’ll concisely “wrap up” their speech. Consequently, they find themselves saying the same thing again and again, and leaving their audience members uninspired.… 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 »

7 Tips for KISS Storytelling

Storytelling was a big part of my childhood as we didn’t have TV From the days of cave paintings, to sitting around the campfire toasting marshmallows and now corporate storytelling as big business,  stories are as important as ever. I’m an early Gen X. As a child there was no internet, we didn’t even have a colour TV until Dad got one… Read More »

How to make your TED style talk SCORE

In my previous article read here I wrote about the difference between a TED style talk and other business presentations. TED style talks are becoming very popular among conference organisers. As a TEDx  speaker coach I am often asked to coach executives to deliver a TED style talk. These are the 5 key things that I believe… Read More »