One day your boss asks you to attend an event to meet some people in the industry. Don’t run away screaming just yet - here are some tips to improve your networking game 1. People are people, wherever you go. Don’t be nervous about networking - it seems like a very awkward, overly constructed social interaction, [...]
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How To Create Rapport: 3 Simple Things You Can Do In Conversation Maybe being in the spotlight isn’t for you. But maybe, you DO want to feel comfortable in your own skin when you meet someone new. You’d love to be able to converse with others without worrying about sounding awkward, unapproachable or unfriendly. You [...]
5 Steps to Help You Ooze Charisma What is charisma? You could ask ten different people that same question and you may get ten different answers. Charisma is a trait that many leaders and prominent figures in society possess. It allows them to capture the attention and affection of an audience. It is essentially the [...]
3 important speechwriting techniques to learn from pop songs We can learn a lot from the world’s top songwriters. They know how to create memorable 3 or 4-minute songs that we can sing along to after the first listen. Here are just three examples we can use to write great speeches. Look out for more [...]
The power of the pause - 3 reasons to go quiet during your speech This is one I still need to remind myself of all the time. As a quiet girl, just like you, sometimes, I want to get the attention off myself as quickly as possible. So, I rush through what I have to [...]
5 fab ways to open your speech with fireworks How many times have you heard a speech start with, “Good morning/good afternoon/good evening, ladies and gentlemen. My name is Suzy Snooze (or otherwise), and I’d like to tell you about ___ (fill in the blanks)”? Uh oh...the boring-o-meter just hit maximum!! Of course, there’s a [...]
4 techniques to help you remember your speech Did you ever stand up to give a speech and find that your well-rehearsed lines just up and flew away, leaving you red-faced and stammering? I’ve been there, and it doesn’t feel good. In fact, it’s downright embarrassing. Minimise your chances of forgetting by using the following [...]