Category 'Public Speaking Tips'


2 Laws Every Business Speaker MUST learn from Gary V. & Tony Robbins

2 Laws Every Professional and Business Speaker MUST learn from Gary V. & Tony Robbins For the last two weeks my social media traffic has been filled with non-stop talk about the big name American Speakers; Tony Robbins, Gary V and Ryan Deiss. I would argue rightfully so! These guys tear up the speaker industry…

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7 Steps To Deliver Confident Presentations

1. Be a Know It All! When you feel familiar whether it be your material, the room or the audience you will naturally relax. We know this as fact. So the professional speaker must invest in getting the edge by… Finding out the outline of the day – we call this the running order but…

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3 Methods of Mastery by the Professional Speaker of all time

0500 hrs the alarm shrieks out. I leap up. I didn’t even struggle. I wasn’t even tired. I couldn’t get ready fast enough. Full of energy, excitement and determination – I catch the first early morning train from Sheffield to London. Writing my thoughts and questions for the day as the train, ”the Master Cutler”…

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So You Want to Get Paid to Speak

I have to date worked with hundreds of new speakers through The Public Speaking Academy.  We have had the privilege of watching people progress through fear and on to better careers, businesses and even improve personal lives as a consequence of new found competence and confidence. However as an executive coach – some of my…

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The Way Out Was Easy – Get The Right Presentation Mindset

I took the call; it was a call no husband wants to take. The voice on the other end told me my wife had been in a car accident on a duel carriageway near Wakefield. The car was a total right off… my wife was ok, shaken and bruised but she was ok. In 15…

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E=MC is now the art of speaking Influence

You would be forgiven if you thought the above is a formula from a science text book! In fact what it means in the world of public speaking is that anyone who takes to the stage as a professional speaker or MC (master of ceremonies) must have E (Energy)! An obvious point you may think…

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What makes a great speech?

What makes a great speech, what makes an effective speech and how can you connect with the audience. “Within a system which denies the existence of basic human rights, fear tends to be the order of the day. Fear of imprisonment, fear of torture, fear of death, fear of losing friends, family, property or means…

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How To Create Your Speaking State – Podcast

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadYou have different ‘states’ in all parts of your life – in the way you communicate with your boss, your customers, your partner or your friends.  We have developed these ‘states’ over many years.  Speaking requires you to develop a state that works for speaking to groups, but many…

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Never compare yourself to others

We compare ourselves to others despite being told ‘compare yourself to yourself’, ‘just be you’ or ‘just be content’ …if only! As a trainer, coach and speaker – you may expect the fear of public speaking is something firmly in the past, after speaking in front of thousands over the years shouldn’t it just be…

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Why the word ‘Audience’ should be banned

I was at a conference recently when the CEO referred to ‘the audience’ he had spoken to the previous year, he also referred to us again as; “you….the audience”. His words seemed to grate on me and I suspect on others too but instead of switching off I became really curious. Why had his words…

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