The Five biggest, most embarrassing stuff ups I’ve made in public speaking and what you can learn from them.
The Five biggest, most embarrassing stuff ups I’ve made in public speaking and what you can learn from them. If you have ever spoken in front of an audience you will be aware of times when you have made a mistake, sometimes just you will be aware of it, sometimes it’s the audience that […]
This one thing can be the difference between success or failure in your work or business – Your ability to communicate clearly and effectively.
The difference between an untrained speaker and a trained speaker is like the difference between a first aider and a master surgeon. No matter how many times the first aider performs CPR they will never comprehend what it takes to perform surgery. In order to captivate audiences, increase your business, ramp up your career and […]
Does impromptu speaking have you shaking in your boots? Here is 5 easy steps to rocking out that impromptu speech.
Does impromptu speaking have you shaking in your boots hoping you’ll never get chosen to talk ad-lib in front of an audience? Here is 3 easy steps to rocking out that impromptu speech. When you’ve just been unexpectedly handed the responsibility of standing in front of an audience and talking about something, this is how […]
How to look instantly more professional in front of your audience and as a result gain greater credibility and engagement with a simple pause.
How to look instantly more professional in front of your audience and as a result gain greater credibility and engagement with a simple pause. The humble pause is arguably the single most powerful item in a speaker’s repertoire. You can have the greatest voice, the most exquisite grasp of language, the confidence born of a […]
The top 5 reasons why your PowerPoint presentation’s put audiences to sleep and ruin a good presentation. Here’s what you can do to fix them.
The top 5 reasons why your PowerPoint presentation’s put audiences to sleep and ruin a good presentation. Here’s what you can do to fix them. I’ve been to hundreds of presentations and without a doubt, PowerPoint (or it’s mac equivalent) is the most abused piece of software on the planet. For some reason, when people […]
Here’s an advanced topic for speakers and presenters. Rise to the top by adding CREAM to your presentations and speeches.
Language is a beautiful thing, and mastering the fine art of getting your point across in a meaningful and memorable way is the craft of an artisan. If you can produce beautiful simple language, you can create your own symphony that works in perfect harmony. Speeches become enthralling and what you have to say somehow […]
Seven Factors influencing your Vocal Health and your ability to project your voice, preventing you from speaking well
Seven Factors influencing your ability to project your voice and preventing you from speaking well. Many of you who know me, will know that due to the amount of speaking I was doing, I had vocal issues for a couple of years including vocal chord lesions that prevented my ability to speak for long […]
7 supercharged techniques on how to use body language when speaking If you have been to a few conferences, seen some keynotes, endured a few hours of rhetoric you have probably seen all manner of stage antics, from the sweaty bloke pounding the stage back and forth like he’s getting his weekly power walk […]
Power Statistics. – How to add statistics or figures to your presentations and speeches. It’s been said you can use evidence to prove anything and you can prove anything with evidence. Numbers, facts, evidence. Statistics add credibility and authenticity to your speaking topics but used incorrectly and you will reduce your impact and possibly bore […]
Speaking to an Audience is an Art and Reading to one is a Skill you must Practice in order to Stay Connected! Have you ever stood in front of an audience and had to read to them? If you watch the majority of speakers. They look down at their notes, read them out loud to […]