Feel Fear Speak Anyway

Fight Flight Freeze Flirt

L Plates For Learner Speakers Most years I run a specialised Public Speaking Retreat for 6 women. And every year I get asked the same question: “If I attend the Retreat, will I have to speak?” Ummm; yes! Not So Red Faced I once worked with a woman who successfully avoided speaking to her staff en […]

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 […]

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 […]

Self Introductions: Be Intriguing

Sample Self Introduction For Networking There are so many ways to introduce yourself at networking events it can be confusing. I am going to offer you one simple sample self introduction. It’s a short and simple script enabling you to effortlessly explain who you are and what you offer at any event, meeting, workshop or […]

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 […]

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. […]

Un-Networking For Shy People

Un-Networking

Un-Networking Un-Networking is brilliant for shy people. It is the art of being genuinely interested in meeting new people with no expectations of selling them something. I developed an early horror of cheese and chardonnay networking events, filled with drunken blokes with no home to go to, but a hellava lot of business cards to […]

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 […]

9 Public Speaking Blunders & Their Remedies

Public Speaking Blunders Public speaking blunders are made by everyone. Have you ever been part of an audience or group, and winced at something the speaker did or said? And as a speaker, have you ever been, winced at? Here are 9 common public speaking blunders and their remedies: 1.    No preparation 2.    No preparation […]