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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]