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Stop Feeling Intimidated In The Boardroom

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 most intimidating of public places

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Confidence

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 3.    No preparation 4.    Unclear

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How To Speak & Be Heard In Noisy Cafes

When we stand up and speak in front of others, we want to be seen, heard and remembered. Otherwise, what is the point of public speaking? While you can control yourself, you can’t control much else. If you find yourself in difficult speaking environments like noisy cafes, how can you keep the attention of your audience, when: •    Crash goes

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Authenticity

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 borderline. We all get goosebumps

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Geraldine Barkworth - Goddess of Public Speaking
Body Language

Let Your Body Do The Talking

10 Articles And Videos About Public Speaking Body Language Public speaking confidence and communicating under pressure needn’t be a hard slog or a terrifying ordeal when you know how to tap into what you’ve already got. Here’s a summary of ten of my articles and home made videos demonstrating how to let your body do the talking. Click the Heading

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Public Speaking Tips For Shy People

You don’t have to be a “natural” talker to be good at public speaking. Often it is the shy silent types who turn out to be the powerhouse presenters. I regularly work with shy or taciturn people who are inclined to silence and avoid public speaking and unnecessary conversation – but not because they are scared of it. They come

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Calm Under Pressure
Calm Under Pressure

Communicating 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, at home and at work.

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Joy In Public Speaking
Body Language

Joy in Public Speaking: Lost Now Found

Case Study: Sandra The Chiropractor Sandra, a focused and energetic 41 year old chiropractor had just self-published her first book. She consulted me to learn how to speak with ease and confidence about her work at book launches and networking events. And she confessed, one day she’d like to get paid for speaking professionally. Could I help with both those

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Relax Your Eyes And Be A Better Speaker

It’s Almost An Epidemic! So many of my clients feel challenged by maintaining eye contact in groups, it’s almost an epidemic! Ease with eye contact is all about relaxing. Here are simple tips you can practise at the dinner table and in the boardroom to get comfy with eye contact. When you relax, your audience relaxes too. And relaxed people

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Fear Of A Difficult Conversation

 Client Case Study: Marcia, Executive Coach Marcia, an experienced and inherently wise executive coach, presented to me with a drop in self confidence. She felt the fear of a difficult conversation. She worried about not being able to stand her ground.  How We Unravelled Fear Of A Difficult Conversation The situation triggering the fear, was the potential loss of a

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