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Eye contact when you speak in public

Eye contact when you speak in public

What does your public speaking eye contact say about you? Are you conversing or are you connecting when you speak in public? Eye contact when you speak in public is of great importance. The truth will be revealed in your eyes. Like it or not, our eyes give us away. They give people a real […]

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 overcome nervous body language

How to overcome nervous body language

You may notice that the speaker standing in front of the room is nervous when they show visible signs of nervous body language.  Feelings of nervousness can manifest in the way that we hold our body. There are give-away clues that people may spot, such as; wringing of hands, rubbing or excessive touching of clothes, […]

The best vocal warm up for speakers

The best vocal warm up for speakers

In my practice as a voice coach, I am seeing more and more people who already have painful nodules on their vocal cords. These are people in sales, in public speaking and leadership roles: People who use their voice to make their living. Their vocal cords are damaged already, so early in their careers. It’s […]

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 […]

Which books are recommended when you are learning Public Speaking?

Which books are recommended when you are learning Public Speaking?

Here are 10 of my favourite public speaking books I have so many books that it is hard to pick 10. These public speaking books are the ones I tend to go back and refer to. Presentation Zen by Garr Reynolds If you are “over” Powerpoint presentations then this book is light relief. Along with […]