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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 Public Speaking Can Boost Your Author Profile

How Public Speaking Can Boost Your Author Profile

Whether you are on the path towards writing a book or have already written one (or more), a big question to consider is how will people find out about you and your book. What will draw them to you and entice them to read your published work?

While there […]

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 […]

Breakthrough – Getting paid for your 1st seminar ever

I’m feeling grateful for the opportunity to see a new client today, a professional presenter and speaker who has recently left the corporate world and is stepping out on her own.

I feel so blessed to show up for souls in transition, people who are ready to let go the shackles of the past, come out […]