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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. […]

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 transform meekness-to-Mastery & cowering-to-Confidence in your public speaking?

Bill owned a car dealership in Virginia Beach, Virginia. He was also active in a number of civic associations and did lots of media performances and presentations. He saw an article on my presentation coaching in the local newspaper and called me up. As a result, I began to work with him. He had a […]

The Double Extreme Technique in Public Speaking

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

The “Double Extreme” technique.
Here’s an example of how I’ve used this tool myself.

I was asked to be the featured speaker for a combined group of Toastmaster clubs on the East Coast of the United States. In front of the […]

SILENCE SPEAKS

Next time you are at work, when you are alone with yourself for a moment, feel what it is like to embrace silence for roughly ten seconds. Silence… Sometimes making contact is even more engaging in the silence than in speaking, having to put on a show. Many of us are completely untrained in this.

Feel […]

How to transform fear of public speaking forever

Something remarkable happened with me this morning at the end of my movement meditation class: I was speaking with a woman who was telling me she presents to large groups of women all around the world.

Somehow, she felt like telling me how it was that she made a breakthrough 20 years ago when she was […]

What can I simply do to develop Confidence on stage?

Today I attended a sales & marketing Superconference in my home town of Melbourne – with a wealth of inspiring speakers and presenters from all over the world.

During one of the breaks in a small circle of peers, a developing speaker asked me: “What tips can you give me, I don’t get up much on […]

What is your voice saying about you

We use our voices almost every day, yet it’s a part of us that is often taken for granted. When was the last time you stopped and listened to how you say the messages you want to convey?

Unless you’re in a profession where recording is par for the course, the answer is probably somewhere between […]

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 […]

Developing Presence in Public Speaking And In Life

Developing Presence in Public Speaking And In Life

Presence is that hard-to-define quality that engages and inspires other people. A powerful and admired actor, musician or dancer, for example, is often said to have “strong stage presence”, to define the way we always have a sense of where they are and who they are in their […]

How to match your POINTS with EXAMPLES & APPLICATIONS

A medical doctor and client of mine, one of the leading proponents of PRP Platelet Rich Plasma therapy in the world, was getting reading for a BIG talk last week. He asked for tips, with his audience being:

“Twenty doctors will be there

I want to create the impression that they can trust us to look after […]

Affirmations to improve your speaking voice

Here are some affirmations to practice improving your speaking voice:

“When I’m in tune with myself, when my inner intentions match my outer expressions, my voice is clear, powerful, pleasant to hear.”

“As I’m patient and gentle with myself, I allow pauses and spaciousness between my words and key points.”

“I allow space in my vowels, between consonants […]

Affirmations and Physicalisation

Affirmations and Physicalisation

Affirmations have the potential to be powerful, transformative tools for our lives. They can be used to ground us, reassure us, build confidence, change habits and to invite new energy into ourselves and our surroundings.

The power of affirmations, however, can be undermined by our own minds. It could be a challenge to believe […]

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 […]

The Art of Effective Communication

Gary Wohlman – Thursday, January 31, 2013
The Art of Effective Communication
by Dr Gary Wohlman, Communication Skills Coach

The purpose of this article is twofold:

to provide enhanced support for those Local Government Association of Tasmania members participating in a Communication Skills training, facilitated by myself on 23 Feb 2013
to give tangible tips, tools and techniques for anyone […]