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Video: Massively Multi Player Thumb Wrestling by Jane McGonigal

Use Oxytocin To Group Bond Oxytocin is the “bonding hormone” – the feel good hormone that opens our hearts and minds to each other. Apparently 6 seconds of hand holding is enough to activate the flow of oxytocin through our veins. Important to know this if you work with a group / team / audience and wish to lead them

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Fear & Anxiety

What People Really Think Of You

And What You Can Do About It The Answer? You guessed it; there is nothing you can do about them. But there’s quite a bit you can do about you. I bring this topic up because “ fear of what people really think of you ” is such a recurring biggie for people who avoid speaking up in a public

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What Should I Talk About?
Audience

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

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. He deliberately hid in the

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Presence Power 6 steps to super speaking!
Authenticity

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 calling in sick last minute

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Speech Structure
Speech Writing & Wordcraft

The Sheer Beauty Of Speech Structure

Great Speech Structure = Great Results Imagine this: I’m holding up a beautiful emerald green satin shirt. It is form fitting with a frivolous long bow at the neck and short flouncy sleeves. Now imagine this green satin shirt without the structure of seams. Without seams, there is no coherent shape, no clarity of purpose and no defining detail. What

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Audience

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 world, I just want staff

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Video Review: Before I Die I Want To… by Candy Chang

“Preparing for death is one of the most empowering things you can do. Thinking about death clarifies your life.” Before I Die I Want To… is a terrific 6 minute TED Talk that shows you how to: Handle tears when they start rolling down your face in the middle of a presentation, Make sense of a personal sadness by channelling

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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 rapport. You are welcome to

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What’s So Hard About Making Eye Contact?

Imagine Your Eyes Are In Hammocks… So many people avoid making eye contact in groups, it’s almost an epidemic! Ease with making eye contact is all about relaxing. When you relax, your audience relaxes too. And relaxed people are more receptive to hearing your message. It really is in your best interest to learn how to make gentle, sustained eye

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