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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: […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]