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6 Ways to Boost Your Executive Presence

6 Ways to Boost Your Executive Presence

Executive presence is the leadership quality that will help you become the leader that others can’t help but notice. It helps you to inspire confidence in others and demonstrate your capability, reliability and potential as a leader.  It’s built on three pillars; how you act, how you look and how you speak and includes your […]

10 Public speaking mistakes that are easy to avoid

10 Public speaking mistakes that are easy to avoid

Did you know that many speakers can reduce the impact of their message with any of these common public speaking mistakes?  Whether they don’t use their body language effectively, their presentation skills are lacking, or they simply make small mistakes, this can all reduce their ability to share their message and connect with their audience.  […]

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 […]