Video Review: Your Body Language May Shape Who You Are, by Amy Cuddy

I share Your Body Language May Shape Who You Are by Amy Cuddy, for conveying confidence, credibility and authority with body language more than any other TED Talk. This is a brilliant 20 minute talk from Amy Cuddy for understanding how to make simple physiological changes to transform the way you feel and how others […]

But What If I Cry When It’s My Turn to Speak?

The Vulnerability Of Public Speaking Uh, oh… your chest feels like it may explode, your throat is constricted and your face is hot. Strong emotions are rising and about to overwhelm your carefully constructed boundaries. Oh no, not now! Now you need to look good. You need to convey strength, confidence and above all, professionalism. […]

Stop Feeling Intimidated In The Boardroom

Boardroom Presentations

Boardroom Presentations Boardroom presentations offer you an opportunity to develop intestinal fortitude and emotional intelligence. And neither appears on the Meeting Agenda. There’s a lot you can learn beneath the surface – about yourself and others. If you don’t know how to stand your ground and make yourself heard in the boardroom, one of the […]

Communicating Under Pressure

Calm Under Pressure

Speaking In Difficult Situations I am often asked by people managers about communicating under pressure; how to balance staying strong and non-threatening in a “difficult situation” like a performance appraisal or with a mistrustful group. Working with people is one of the most difficult juggling acts we perform and many of us do it everyday, […]

Take Control As MC Or Anarchy Will Prevail

Time To Bring Out Your Inner Control Freak Forget all that mush about egalitarian sharing. The fact is, as Master Of Ceremonies or MC, you must take control of your Event or anarchy will prevail. Anarchy includes people talking too long, ignoring agreements and cues to finish, interjecting, power plays, energy dissipation… the list goes […]