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Want to send your audience to sleep? Keep your ‘hands in your pockets’ – 057

9/17/2019
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Imagine you are delivering a talk, or a presentation? What is the one thing you can do that will guarantee your clients or colleagues will either fall asleep be rushing to the exit door? It is delivering your message whilst keeping both your hands in your pockets. Audiences love it when you have an open and welcoming posture. This way you will look welcoming and you can use your hands to emphasis different aspects of your talk. Remember if you listen to Episode 32, you will hear how most of...

Duration:00:03:39

Let’s Speak! with Carole Simb: how sharing your story can empower others – 056

9/4/2019
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Allow me to introduce you to this week's guest Carole Simb. Carole is an entrepreneur, writer, model and experienced public speaker. https://www.carolescreperie.com She talks about how a career isn’t defined by only having one job. And how she is engaged in various different professional interests that give her joy and bring a variety of skills and creativity into her life. Saying, whatever you decide to do, you must enjoy it! Subscribe to my newsletter and receive monthly tips and...

Duration:00:39:30

Speak UP at work! How to avoid the ‘Circle of Doom’ in meetings – 055

8/27/2019
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When was the last time you sat in a meeting? Have you ever sat in a meeting where most of the people in the room you had never met before? Imagine you are sat in the room, the meeting chair looks around the room and says, let’s get to know each other. And everyone has to introduce themselves. One by one each persons sits or stands and says their name and starts describing what they do. Everyone sounds confident and they describe their role in a way that sounds so much more interesting than...

Duration:00:05:00

Send your audience to sleep by ‘Facing away’ from them when presenting – 054

8/20/2019
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Imagine you are delivering a presentation at work and you are using slides. What is the one thing you can do that will guarantee your colleagues will either fall asleep or be rushing to the exit door? It is turning your back to them as you speak and reading directly from your presentation slides. Colleagues love it when you face them. Allow your audience to read from the presentation slides as you talk and fill in any gaps to add context to the words on the screen. By facing your audience,...

Duration:00:03:47

Avoid sending your audience to sleep by using ‘Vocal Variety’ – 053

8/13/2019
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Imagine you are at work and seeing a colleague delivering a presentation. Imagine listening to that presentation and the speaker's voice stays fixed at the same tone and volume throughout. They sound bored which means you will feel bored too! If they aren’t sounding enthusiastic about what they are saying, why should you be enthusiastic to listen? What if this is you? What should you do when you have your opportunity to deliver your message? Be willing to play with tone to give your...

Duration:00:04:52

Let’s group chat! How to prepare for the biggest speech of your life: with Adam Wells & Stephen R. Marriott – 052

7/30/2019
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This week I am having a group chat with two public speaking experts, Adam Wells and Stephen R. Marriott Adam is a Life Planner and Transition Coach & Speaker who speaks regularly to large audiences both in the UK and internationally. https://www.adamwells.com Stephen is a Speaker and Author of the Reluctant Pilgrim Novels who uses public speaking to spread the word about his books. https://stephenrmarriott.com They talk about a keynote speech which Stephen is preparing for, which at this...

Duration:00:15:45

Connect with your listeners by getting your ‘Volume and Pace’ just right – 051

7/23/2019
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It is important to get your volume and pace right in all communications. Whether that be delivering a presentation to colleagues at work, having a conversation with a friend or family member, or creating a video learning experience. Subscribe to my newsletter and receive monthly tips and techniques to help you speak and communicate with confidence. Please click me: http://eepurl.com/gj6Sb9. In this episode I share with you my top technique to ensure that when you deliver a presentation at...

Duration:00:05:55

A ‘Breathing exercise’ for you – 050

7/16/2019
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In this episode I share with you my breathing exercise, which is very easy to follow and very quick to do. It can help you to feel calm, feel relaxed and feel confident in the build up to a job interview, a big presentation at work, or speech at a public speaking club. This is a great technique that you can carry with you everywhere. If you would like to discover more tips and techniques to help speak and communicate with confidence, you can subscribe to my newsletter and access my free...

Duration:00:05:56

Enhance your reputation at work by saying ‘Yes’ to delivering that presentation – 049

7/9/2019
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What do you do when an opportunity comes your way and your boss asks you to deliver a presentation at work? You have two choices… Avoid it and pass the opportunity on to a colleague. Or say yes and do your best. Subscribe to my newsletter and receive monthly tips and techniques to help you speak and communicate with confidence. Please click me: http://eepurl.com/gj6Sb9. In this episode I share with you how delivering presentations at work can improve your reputation, put yourself as an...

Duration:00:04:34

Let’s speak! with Elaine Hopkins: we are capable of much more than we think we are – 048

6/25/2019
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All me to introduce you to this week's guest Elaine Hopkins. Elaine is a writer, speaker and coach whose passion is helping people to live beyond their labels, to explore their full potential. She says the secret to being a good communicator and public speaker is simply to have a sense of humour and not to take ourselves too seriously. Subscribe to my newsletter and receive monthly tips and techniques to help you speak and communicate with confidence. Please click me:...

Duration:00:31:28

The greatest gift you can receive as a public speaker is ‘Feedback’ – 047

5/28/2019
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There is no greater gift to a public speaker than to receive feedback. Feedback is an opportunity for someone to share with you their option on the content, structure and delivery of your talk. Subscribe to my newsletter and receive monthly tips and techniques to help you speak and communicate with confidence. Please click me: http://eepurl.com/gj6Sb9. They may notice some things that you were not aware off and can work on to improve in your next presentation. Whether delivering a...

Duration:00:04:51

Want to be a success? ‘Rehearse, Rehearse Rehearse’ – 046

5/21/2019
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In this episode I share with you something that is going to sound obvious but I think it is still worth mentioning. Once you have written your speech, prepared your presentation or put the finishing touches on your important pitch, you must do this: Practice delivering it in front of your mobile phone, record yourself and watch it back. Imagine the camera is your audience. Subscribe to my newsletter and receive monthly tips and techniques to help you speak and communicate with confidence....

Duration:00:04:45

Make this ‘Mindfulness’ exercise part of your pre-speech and presentation routine – 045

5/14/2019
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Lots of clients I have worked with have built up a great arsenal of tools and skills in public speaking and presenting. However, sometimes they find themselves so overwhelmed with nerves, anxiety or pressure before they are going to deliver an important speech or presentation, that they forget all the good things they know. Subscribe to my newsletter and receive monthly tips and techniques to help you speak and communicate with confidence. Please click me: http://eepurl.com/gj6Sb9. This...

Duration:00:04:52

Let’s speak! with Vidura Fonseka: using public speaking to share your ideas – 044

4/30/2019
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Vidura was an engineer who now works with children in the entertainment and education sector.He is a public speaking expert who uses his communication skills to promote his message about social change. Allow me to introduce to you this week's guest Vidura Fonseka. Subscribe to my newsletter and receive monthly tips and techniques to help you speak and communicate with confidence. Please click me: http://eepurl.com/gj6Sb9. He talks about his passion for engineering, mathematics & dance and...

Duration:00:34:07

Communicate with confidence using your ‘Body Language’ – 043

4/23/2019
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I don't know if this will resonate with you but the majority of what we say is not in our words but in what we don't say, or our body language. Subscribe to my newsletter and receive monthly tips and techniques to help you speak and communicate with confidence. Please click me: http://eepurl.com/gj6Sb9. In Episode 32 'Communication Skills for Sensitive Conversations' Isabella Karat said she believes that over half of our communication with one another is in what we don’t say, or our non...

Duration:00:03:59

Impress your boss by using ‘Pauses’ when delivering work presentations – 042

4/16/2019
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In this episode I share with you my top technique on how you can look and feel confident when delivering work presentations. Even if you are feeling nervous because your boss and work colleagues are watching you. It is called using 'Pauses'! Subscribe to my newsletter and receive monthly tips and techniques to help you speak and communicate with confidence. Please click me: http://eepurl.com/gj6Sb9. The most important thing you can do before you deliver your presentation at work is, stand...

Duration:00:05:43

Let me help you take the fear out of making ‘Eye Contact’ – 041

4/9/2019
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In this episode I share with you my top technique on how to build a connection and gain rapport with your listener. This will help you whether you are having a conversation with one person OR public speaking, pitching or presenting to a large audience. Subscribe to my newsletter and receive monthly tips and techniques to help you speak and communicate with confidence. Please click me: http://eepurl.com/gj6Sb9. It is called 'making eye contact' and if you follow my technique it will help take...

Duration:00:05:29

Let’s speak! with Caroline Tory: you can be good at public speaking even if you don’t enjoy it – 040

3/1/2019
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Allow me to introduce you to this week’s guest Caroline Tory. Caroline is a Marketer who works in the Financial Services industry.She is a keen traveller and says she's on a bit of a journey in public speaking and presenting. Subscribe to my newsletter and receive monthly tips and techniques to help you speak and communicate with confidence. Please click me: http://eepurl.com/gj6Sb9. She talks about the various opportunities that have come her way to test her public speaking and presenting...

Duration:00:22:44

Don’t let ‘Using Notes’ be an obstruction or a distraction – 039

2/26/2019
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In this episode I share with you my golden rules for when you want to 'Use Notes' in your speeches, presentations or pitches. Subscribe to my newsletter and receive monthly tips and techniques to help you speak and communicate with confidence. Please click me: http://eepurl.com/gj6Sb9. Avoid using large pieces of paper on which you have written your speech in full. This creates an obstruction between you and the lister and is distracting for you and them. Instead use record/index cards which...

Duration:00:03:18

Two techniques you must use in your presentations to ‘Start and End strong’ – 038

2/19/2019
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In this episode I share with you two techniques that you must incorporate into your next speech, presentation or pitch so that you 'Start and End strong' Subscribe to my newsletter and receive monthly tips and techniques to help you speak and communicate with confidence. Please click me: http://eepurl.com/gj6Sb9. I call the first technique 'Start like this and people will want to listen'. You want people to listen when you have put hard work into preparing your speech, or that work...

Duration:00:03:51