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 [...]

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 [...]

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. [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]