The Perfection Trap

The Perfection Trap: how to find beauty in our flaws

How To Find Beauty In Your Flaws I was watching day time TV. The world champions of ice skating whizzed around the rink. The magical whirls, the fantastical costumes and above all, the search for the perfect “10”. Like most competitive sports, only First Place is venerated. Crushing disappointment for everyone else. I saw it […]

Presence Power: 6 Steps To Super Speaking!

Presence Power 6 steps to super speaking!

No longer hiding beneath her cape, Dianna threw her anticipation anxiety aside and strode to centre stage. Well ok, it was her lounge room and her family was her audience on this occasion. But next week, it will be in front of 250 of her colleagues. Quaking in her boots no matter how pretty, or […]

Shy People And Parties Survival Guide

Shy People And Parties

Cheese Is A Terrific Starting Point Many people find it difficult to “just be themselves”, especially shy people at parties. Remember that feeling when you first walk through the door, confronted by a sea of unknown faces or backs? Should you stick around or should you run? Parties can bring up fear of being separate […]

Do Men & Women “Do Public Speaking” Differently?

Public Speaking Differences Between Men And Women A question I’m often asked is: “Are there public speaking differences between men and women and do they develop personal presence in the same way?” Communication and its subset of public speaking does vary between men and women. The ability to speak with presence however, crosses the gender […]

Shut Up & Let Your Body Talk

Blah, blah, blah… talk, hype, buzz, “like”, “totally”, “awesome”, “it’s all good”. It’s hard to hear anything of value when people speak to one another these days. Mouths are endlessly moving but meaning is lost in the blah blah.

I know I hunger for something true, something juicy, something meaningful. And more words, even if they are clever words, aren’t the answer.

What I want, and what an audience wants, is credibility and realness. Followed by a hefty dollop of “what’s in it for me” content. Is this something you want too? Hell, we’ve only got one life, let’s make the most of it.