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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 […]

Why Bother? 10 Reasons Why Presentation Skills Matter

Why Bother? 10 Reasons Why Presentation Skills Matter

In my role as a speaking and storytelling consultant working with leaders across many industries, I know that the most successful people have high-level public speaking and presentation skills. They are the charismatic individuals who know how to use storytelling as a tool of influence, they are the leaders who continue to develop their communication […]

If you want to improve at public speaking, don’t focus only on words

If you want to improve at public speaking, don’t focus only on words

One of the keys to improving at public speaking is to focus less on your words.  While this may sound paradoxical, especially for someone who uses words to inspire and move others, there is something that has a more powerful impact than words on an audience. People are generally time-poor and so it is important […]

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 […]

Getting the Most Out of a Conference

Getting the Most Out of a Conference

Attending a conference can be daunting as well as inspiring. Attending a conference can be daunting as well as inspiring. As a life-long learner, I attend a couple of relevant conferences every year, and as a conference speaker, I participate in many more. One of the best ways to improve your public speaking, is to […]

What is a Speaker One Sheet? A must have for any professional speaker

What is a Speaker One Sheet? A must have for any professional speaker

Do you need a Speaker One Sheet? A Speaker One Sheet is a downloadable PDF that is designed to help event planners and conference organisers to find you. Your Speaker One Sheet is your ultimate piece of marketing collateral to help promote your brand and allow others to see what you have to offer at a […]