Ten Top Tips for More Confidence

Ten Top Tips for More Confidence

Yesterday, I wrote about my recent experience at a networking event, that women were holding themselves back and that we need to talk about confidence. In this follow up blog I’m going to share 10 ways that can develop your confidence (whether you’re a woman or a man). This means that the next time you’re given […]

Why we Need to Talk About Confidence

Why we Need to Talk About Confidence

  Are you woman? Read this. Men, do you know any women? Show them this article. It could change their career. I was recently at a breakfast networking event on the topic of listening. You know, that part of communication that we understand makes all the difference but that can be maddeningly challenging. It was […]

What this little bird can teach you about sales and marketing

What this little bird can teach you about sales and marketing

The orange flame bower bird has got its sales and marketing down to a fine tee (photo courtesy of BBC). Grit, graft and gumption. Landing a client takes time. We’d love it to be a quick tick box exercise, something simple that gets us that new account. But it’s a process. And the more thought, […]

Ten Top Tips For Public Speaking

Ten Top Tips For Public Speaking

We are all public speakers. Whether it’s show and tell at school, being put on the spot at work to “just say a few words” or facing a sea of expectant faces from a stage. Here are ten top tips to help you. Tip #1 – Preparation Whether you’re presenting to your team, prospective clients […]

The A, B, C of Persuading Your Audience

The A, B, C of Persuading Your Audience

Chances are, if you’re about to do some public speaking, your talk will be one of many that the audience listens to that day. So, you need your presentation to resonate with your audience so that they get what you’re saying and that you have an effect on them long after you’ve delivered your talk. […]

Climbing Everest in Stilettoes

Climbing Everest in Stilettoes

Why endings are important and how to create a killer ending to your presentation It had been a riveting read. A young woman had taken control of her own destiny and sought revenge to gain her rightful inheritance. And the 741 page book had been quite a saga. We saw a skilful strategist at work, […]

Inauguration

Inauguration

Posted by on Jan 19, 2017 in leadership, public speaking | No Comments

The U.S. presidential inauguration is a big ceremony in a big country following a big decision. How has it changed over the years? Keeping it Snappy The shortest inaugural address is held by George Washington in 1789. He kept it brief. Very brief, with a mere 135 words. By 1841, the US president, William Henry […]

Public Speaking: Why you should get emotional

Public Speaking: Why you should get emotional

How you can kick start your creativity and sound more human when you speak in public. If there’s one thing that makes humans different from animals it’s the ability to share emotions and thoughts. You do it easily over a glass of wine with a friend, on the phone to your partner or on a […]

Santa, the Communication Consultant

Santa, the Communication Consultant

Posted by on Dec 22, 2016 in presentations, public speaking, writing | No Comments

Iceland has 13 Santas. They live in the mountain with their half woman, half troll mother, Grýla, her third husband, Leppalúði, and the black Christmas cat. And each night from the 11th December one Santa at a time comes down from the mountain to the town and makes mischief. One steals yoghurt (Skýrgamur), one slams […]

Hot Public Speaking

Hot Public Speaking

Posted by on Dec 15, 2016 in audience, editing, public speaking, training | No Comments

Eleven years ago I did something for the first time. I now do it twice a week. Three times, ideally. It means I can concentrate more easily and for longer periods. In the mornings, I wake up from a solid sleep and feel as cozy as a basket of kittens. My body “fits” better. It’s […]