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Public Speaking Basics

Public Speaking Basics

If you aspire to get paid to speak, or you want to become better at public speaking to build your business, here are some tips to help you nail the basics of public speaking. Getting started as a public speaker As a Public Speaking and Business Storytelling coach I am often asked about getting started […]

How to become a public speaker

How to become a public speaker

As a professional speaker and public speaking coach, how to become a public speaker is one of the most common questions I am asked. Here is one exercise you can do to help you start with the basics. My answer is, well it depends. It depends on what your overall objective is in becoming a […]

There are no shortcuts (and no roadmap) to success

There are no shortcuts (and no roadmap) to success

I heard Rory Vaden speak at a conference in 2014. I have heard him speak several more times since then. Each time, his words resonate with me. His message ‘Take The Stairs’ has become a metaphor that I adopted as I was taking my first steps in  a new career as a professional speaker.  When […]

Your Brand is the Key to your Success as a Speaker

Your Brand is the Key to your Success as a Speaker

As a speaker, your brand is the key to your success and what sets you apart. Starting out as an emerging speaker can be tough. You have the subject matter and a desire to change the world with your message, but you may not have considered the creation of your brand or how it will […]

How to give a TEDx talk

How to give a TEDx talk

TEDx refers to independently organised events held in the community under licence from TED. You may be considering applying to speak at a TEDx event, or you may have been invited to give a TEDx talk. TEDx talk Even if you’re not an aspiring TEDx speaker, this short style of presentation is popular among event planners. […]

Boost your visibility as a leader with public speaking

Boost your visibility as a leader with public speaking

How to improve your public speaking as a leader What skill can you work on that will improve your performance and success in multiple areas? I believe that improving your spoken word communication, will help you develop and excel in many ways including – boosting your confidence, raising your presence and visibility, enhancing your personal […]