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 […]
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 […]
This blog post has been created from a video interview that has just aired to thousands of viewers in Australia, on Steve Colquhoun’s show on the Fairfax Media Group’s The Age newspaper ,
Title of Show: The Body Speaks (Speak No Evil)
Subtitle: Anyone can stand up in front of a crowd and succeed, says […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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
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 […]
Integrating Personal Development Work Into Your Life
Doing personal development work opens up a world of abundance, especially when it is fully integrated into your life. Believe it or not, there are ways of doing personal development without getting the full benefit of it throughout your life.
Often this can happen when personal development is done in […]
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 […]
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 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)
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 […]