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The Unselfish Way of Networking

The Unselfish Way of Networking

I must confess. I am not a fan of networking. I have been to events where business cards have been thrust upon me and elevator pitches regurgitated into my lap. I leave feeling empty and uninspired. I have met many people in my work as a public speaking coach and trainer who don’t enjoy networking. […]

Storytelling is not ‘one size fits all’

Storytelling is not ‘one size fits all’

Adopting a narrative strategy will help you succeed in business storytelling. Different stories have different purposes and lead to different actions, so a one-size-fits-all approach to storytelling will not set you and your brand apart. You know the importance of storytelling in business, and maybe you have created a story that encompasses parts of your […]

Changing Hearts and Minds. How to Speak Persuasively.

Changing Hearts and Minds. How to Speak Persuasively.

When we speak, we are selling our message, our unique insight, our brand, our ideas, and our service. If that service is intangible, it’s even more important to be able to speak persuasively, so that others are aware of the value that we offer.  We are all in sales, whether directly or not.  A presentation […]

Bullying led me to a career as a professional speaker

Bullying led me to a career as a professional speaker

What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger. How bullying ultimately led me to a new career. A toxic workplace almost destroyed me. On 15 March 2019, it is the annual National Day of Action against Bullying and Violence. A day for schools and the community to stand together on this issue. It’s a long time […]

Boost your visibility as a leader with public speaking

Boost your visibility as a leader with public speaking

How to improve your public speaking as a leader What skill can you work on that will improve your performance and success in multiple areas? I believe that improving your spoken word communication, will help you develop and excel in many ways including – boosting your confidence, raising your presence and visibility, enhancing your personal […]