Now, look inside and witness the dialogue between your Inner Guide and yourself, the conversation between that part of yourself that is an all-knowing, nurturing and empowering authority that only wants the best for you and the part of yourself that is a developing authority. Another approach you may use, is what I call “a […]
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.” […]
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 […]
Here is an EXAMPLE that illustrates the PRINCIPLE of: “My vulnerability is my strength.”
In the early ‘90’s, I had the privilege while visiting Australia to be the first international presenter for the first national conference of the NSAA, the National Speaker’s Association of Australia.
When it came time for me to present before the group, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]