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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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. [...]

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 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 [...]

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 [...]

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? [...]

How to match your POINTS with EXAMPLES & APPLICATIONS

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 [...]