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Five tips to develop a strong and powerful speaking voice If you are anything like me, whenever I have to strain to hear someone giving a talk I can quickly lose interest in what they are saying. Add to that a dull, flat, and drone like voice and I am tuned out completely. Yet this speaker may have had a [...]
For some speakers eye contact can be challenging to master, especially if you are new to speaking in front of audiences. Even more so if you yourself are of a shy disposition. Avoiding eye contact and looking to the back of the room are sure to make engagement with your audience difficult to achieve.
The Ups and Downs of Eye Contact for Public Speakers Did you ever have a conversation with someone who looked right through you, looked right past you or avoided even the slightest eye contact with you? You may have found you lost interest in this person and what they had to say very, very quickly. You may have felt disengaged. [...]
Finding Their Funny Bone - Humour In Public Speaking I have never admitted it before, to anyone, but I do harbour a little ambition to do a stand-up routine - and who knows one day I might! As far as speaking goes, what is really crucial is that my message and the value I want to provide comes first - [...]
It’s Like Comedy…. It’s All About the Timing. There is nothing worse than hosting an event with several speakers, having everything timed to perfection, and then one of the speakers decides it’s OK for them to run over their slot by ten minutes or more. This can be the nightmare scenario for many event organisers. They spend the rest of [...]
There is no doubt that if YOU are your business brand, YOU also need to be the voice of your business. Speaking is such a powerful marketing tool and can help to make your business stand out from your competitors. It is a valuable resource that can often be left under-valued, especially if you find public speaking intimidating, nerve-wracking and challenging.
To Use Notes or Not To Use Notes? That is the question! Last week I had the great honour of being present when one of my clients was presented with a business award. It was a thrilling moment and the award will naturally be a great boost to her confidence in business. She stood proudly to receive it and delivered [...]
The Biggest Secret Behind a Speaker's Success It happens every time…….the melt down, the struggle to find the words, the grapple to know not only what to share but how much to share and the BIG ONE, being overcome with emotion as it’s the first time you have ever told your story in public. Yes, each and every time I [...]
How Do You Get To Do A TEDx Talk? I am sure we all do it, from time to time, sitting at the computer searching through the amazing informative and varied topics that the TED platform provides. It is really easy to get sucked into that positive and possibly life changing vortex of information available online 24/7. Some of these [...]
Finding Your Networking Voice Face to face networking is a powerful way to grow your business and at most meetings you will have the opportunity to talk about your company. This may be for just one minute, which doesn't sound a long time but if the time is used effectively, it's amazing what you can get across. One of the [...]