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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

How to maximise your value in Boardroom conversations

Here are key points for Directors serving on a Board, to enhance the value they are able to contribute and assist them to take a greater Leadership role in the Boardroom conversation: Become a valuable part of the Board room -- tips for Directors on the Board: 1. Ask how you can add more value. [...]

Tips for Directors – how to become a valuable part of the Boardroom conversation

Become a valuable part of the Board room -- tips for Directors on the Board: Ask how you can add more value. To become a key contributor to meetings, meet with the Chairman/CEO and other directors and ask how you can best add value, both within as well as outside of the boardroom. This demonstrates [...]

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 [...]