Tag Archives: public speaking

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 »

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 »

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 »

Are your public speaking skills average?

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 »

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 »

Stories From The Heart – A Chance Encounter

Stories From The Heart Captures The Essence Of The Human Spirit Real. Raw. Relatable. Every storyteller who steps up on stage at a Stories From The Heart event, does so with a genuine willingness to share and connect with the power of stories. There is an incredible energy in the room as the stories are… Read More »

Talk to the human Public Speaking for technical people

Talk to the human 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 audience. Talking to your tribe… 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 »