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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: […]

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, […]

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 […]

Soft skills are the new super skills

Soft skills are the new super skills

Soft skills. You’ve heard the term, but what exactly does it mean? And, why does it matter in business? Well, not to put too fine a point on it, soft skills are no longer simply nice-to-haves. They’re pretty much the defining factor for success in the workplace. Teamwork makes the dream work Having sound soft […]