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 [...]

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. [...]

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. [...]

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 [...]