Category 'Public Speaking Tips'


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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Public Speaking Training, the right approach

You’ve been there right? A day out from the office on a training course sounds great. But you get there to find a guy jabbering at you all day long, Powerpoint slide after Powerpoint slide, seemingly aiming to bore you to tears before you finally get to do something different – interactive even.. fill in…

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How to Writing a Speech (Part 1) – Define The Purpose

The importance of goal-setting is often overlooked when preparing for any presentation. It is crucial that you begin with the end in mind. Ask yourself 3 questions: “What do I want to achieve from my speech?” “What do I want my audience to receive?” “What do I want my audience to do next?” The purpose…

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