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Is a Fear of Public Speaking Holding You Back?

Is a Fear of Public Speaking Holding You Back?

If you want to get ahead in your career and fulfil your potential, you need to master the art of public speaking. You need to be able to clearly articulate your message, engage and inspire others and speak with confidence about what you do.  This is true even if you don’t plan to give a […]

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 […]

Get better at public speaking by doing this one thing

Get better at public speaking by doing this one thing

Say less! Franklin D. Roosevelt gave his son this advice about public speaking.  “Be sincere. Be brief. Be seated”  It is much easier to give a long talk, as being brief means spending more time preparing and editing out the bits of your talk that are non essential. According to Joe McCormack, author of Brief: […]

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 […]

Improve your public speaking by attending networking events

Improve your public speaking by attending networking events

If you are nervous about public speaking, you may also feel uncomfortable about networking. For many people, small talk and meeting new people can be a source of anxiety.  If you don’t care much for the chit-chat that comes with a networking event you may be thinking: I don’t have anything interesting to say. I […]