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The future passé technique ~ the secret behind the art of manifestation

Today, while working with a client who was preparing a one minute speech for an audience of 100 professionals, once she mastered her content and delivery I suggested she step aside for a moment, put herself in the body and consciousness of one of the attendees who will be in the room that day and […]

Why do you think people have a fear of public speaking?

Great question! As a speaking coach myself for decades now, what I have witnessed more often than anything ~ within myself and others ~ is the terrifying feeling that past moments where a person felt traumatised in not feeling seen or heard while speaking will repeat again.

Until those past moments are replayed, or at least […]

MiRRor Work Reflections

MiRRor Work Reflections:

Mirror work can be so empowering: a great practice is telling the face looking back at you in the mirror what you want to tell the world, with utmost sincerity. Say what you intend to say to others until you see that the face looking right back at you ‘truly gets’ your message.

Delivering […]

You don’t have to rehearse to be yourself

As I reflect on principles of public speaking that make the most sense to me, one keeps reverberating in my mind that I’m moved to share with you. Simply said, it’s: “You don’t have to rehearse to be yourself”.

Which is to say, that we all have a deep Knowingness inside us, the collected wisdom of […]

What to do after you PAUSE – what to say?

A client I was assisting to create short 3 minute videos of the best of his work asked me, “What to do when I pause in front of a live audience and feel uncomfortable in the silence? What to do?”

I suggested that he would do well to guide the group listening to him with a […]

How Fears Of Public Speaking Manifest – and what we can do about it

How Fears Of Public Speaking Manifest (and what we can do about it)

Having a fear of public speaking is incredibly common. Some studies have even found that up to a quarter of all people are more scared of speaking in front of an audience than they are of death.

Public speaking, however, can be an effective […]

Reach Yourself First before Speaking to Others – It’s an inside job!

Now we turn to a new subject, as these three components of the Visual, the Vocal, and the Verbal — “The 3 V’s” — represent the 3 pillars which hold up what we might describe as the temple of communication.

Bearing in mind that the impact of a person’s gestures and sounds carry far more meaning […]

Improve Your Speaking Voice!

The following transcript is from an actual session I led with a client who is beginning to make audio recordings of his presentations available to his students. He wanted to learn tips, tools and techniques to improve the quality and effectiveness of his live and recorded voice.

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How to Awaken your Authenticity through the Double Extreme technique

How to unlock your true self and speak from the heart on all stages of your life?

Here’s an example of a tool I’ve developed which you may find extremely easy to practice, one that also gives you tangible and immediate results. I call this the “Double Extreme” technique.

Once upon a time in the mid 90’s, I […]

What are the unique qualities of your voice? Speak up and be heard!

All the world’s a stage,
And all the men and women merely players;
They have their exits and their entrances,
And one man in his time plays many parts,
His acts being seven ages.
— (Shakespeare, W., As You Like It, 2 – 7)

Since most of us have developed our intellect from lecturers representing authorities at the front of the […]

The Value of the 3Vs

There are so many elements of Dr Gary Wohlman’s method that I find valuable for my journey to living a more fulfilling life, and right now the most specific to me are what Dr Gary calls the 3 V’s: the Verbal, the Vocal and the Visual.

Dr Gary describes these V’s as “the pillars which hold […]

Finding Empowerment Through Letting Go

Finding Empowerment Through Letting Go

Do you ever find yourself feeling caged like a bird, wings beating against the bars of a situation that you can’t see a way out of? Most people will experience feeling trapped or disempowered at different stages of their lives, and it’s often hard to know what to do about it. […]

How to Claim Your True Voice

Thank you for reading and for working with me, so you are more able to hear your own true voice.
Speak. Speak to it.

Let us now look deeper into the related principles of “Mastering” your presentation.

By “mastering” I am referring to the way you present yourself when you match up the verbal and physical delivery of […]

Step up as a leader – how to take a stand as a hero in your land…

I have found that another key element in understanding yourself is to ask who are the most important people in your life. Who are your role models?
You are an adult now and you no longer have blinders on in terms of your parents and other close family members. We want to see the truth.

Ask yourself: […]

Transforming DOUBT to TRUST in communicating clearly

I suggested to a client that she reassign the Doubt which she’s allowed to get in the way of communicating clearly to a new role, a new job title, and to put this in dialogue form so she can move forward in her life with greater clarity, in both her perception and expression. Here’s what […]

How to Awaken your Authenticity through the Double Extreme technique Part 2 of 2

Now, look inside and witness the dialogue between your Inner Guide and yourself, the conversation between that part of yourself that is an all-knowing, nurturing and empowering authority that only wants the best for you and the part of yourself that is a developing authority. Another approach you may use, is what I call “a […]

How to Embody new self-talk to Empower your Live Presentations

The following exercise will assist you to embody new self-talk while empowering your live presentations on every stage of your life:

In the first person, say out loud:“I am in command of my stand. I am in charge of my life and emotions.”

Then shift to second person, exclaiming “You’re in charge of your life and emotions.” […]

Reach Yourself First before Speaking to Others – It’s an inside job!

Now we turn to a new subject, as these three components of the Visual, the Vocal, and the Verbal — “The 3 V’s” — represent the 3 pillars which hold up what we might describe as the temple of communication.

Bearing in mind that the impact of a person’s gestures and sounds carry far more meaning […]

Your Vulnerability is Your Strength

Here is an EXAMPLE that illustrates the PRINCIPLE of: “My vulnerability is my strength.”

In the early ‘90’s, I had the privilege while visiting Australia to be the first international presenter for the first national conference of the NSAA, the National Speaker’s Association of Australia.

When it came time for me to present before the group, […]

The Power of Pause – Get into the Power!

In the limited time you have to deliver your presentation, of course you want to give as much content as possible in the shortest amount of time…
I have seen this challenge time and time again with some of the best of speakers I have coached over the years.

As important as a speaker feels it […]

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Awaken your Hero from Within!

Who Are the Heroes?
~ by Dr Gary Wohlman, transformational presentation coach

Who are the heroes in your life? Take a look inside of you. Scan your memory for the mentors and role models who have made a difference in shaping your life direction.

Imagine yourself now standing in front of one of these role models. Face them […]