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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]