It’s Not Me, It’s YOU

You Me Speaking Ratio

Get The Right ‘You Me’ Speaking Ratio Have you ever wondered why some people have the power to galvanise you into action? What these people get right is their use of the You Me Speaking Ratio when they communicate. Excessive use of “I” and “me” turns listeners off quick-smart.  I love the joke about the […]

How To Embrace Audience Applause

How to Embrace Audience Applause

Yes! Those Claps Are For You That glorious moment has arrived! You have finished your speech. Oh, the relief of making it through without a major stuff up. Of course, there was that moment when you stumbled and words evaporated into a curious blankness. Hopefully your face did not betray your bewilderment… Though, you thought […]

The Art Of Audience: Know To Whom You Speak

The Art Of Audience: Know To Whom You Speak

If you thought giving a talk was about you, think again! No matter how scintillating your information, if it’s not a perfect fit for your audience, they won’t hear you or your words. While you have opportunity to influence when you speak, you don’t have total control. Audiences have free will! They can stay, leave, […]

“What Should I Talk About? I’ve Been Asked To Speak!”

What Should I Talk About?

A Common Conundrum Most of us emerge from our mother’s womb with plenty to say and no worries about who hears it. Why then, with decades of experience, insight and knowledge behind us, do we quiver with self-doubt on invitation to speak? One of my recent clients, a practitioner of the law, just turned 70. […]

The Radiantly Attractive Communicator

Do People Listen When You Speak? To become a radiantly attractive communicator, 1-to-1 or 1-to-many, you need first to connect with your inner speaker, the purpose of your message, the space around you and then with your listeners, before you even open your mouth. Are you thinking now, “Geez I don’t want to change the […]

What I Learned From Nigella, Obama & G-String Wearing Strangers

Let Your Words And Body Speak For You   In a world of superfluous verbosity and redundant superlatives, whose services, products and ideas do we believe, trust and follow? (This article is based on a 30 minute recently filmed speech about how to let your words and body speak for you to build trust and […]

3 Questions In The Mind Of Your Audience

3 Questions In The Mind of Your Audience

How To Keep Your Audience Listening In every audience’s mind, there are 3 unconscious questions. How well you answer them determines as to whether your audience will keep listening to you. Interestingly, these 3 questions aren’t restricted to an audience evaluating a speaker. Whenever we are introduced to someone new or consider buying a new […]

The Powerfully Confident Voice

Simple Vocal Techniques The powerfully confident voice communicates far more than mere facts and data. It conveys subtle unspoken messages in vocal tone, pace, attitude and emotion. Tone Audiences assess how authentically aligned you are with your topic, how confident you feel,
 your opinion of them and thus they can draw conclusions about your competence, […]

Video Review: Meryl Streep Tribute to Hillary Clinton 2012

Meryl Streep reads her speech, yet sounds just like she’s having a conversation with you. Watch this video to learn how to read and yet stay connected to your audience. Ever wondered how to read your speech and not sound like you are READING it? Actress Meryl Streep shows how with effortless ease in this […]

Introduce Yourself With A WIFM Not A Wish

Navel Gazing Tools!

How To Speak To A “Closed Group” Have you ever tried to introduce yourself in a meeting, group or event and as much as you tried to insert yourself into the conversation, you are passed over by the others, as if you don’t exist? It’s hard to maintain self-confidence in an environment where you feel […]