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This Is A Custom Widget

This Sliding Bar can be switched on or off in theme options, and can take any widget you throw at it or even fill it with your custom HTML Code. Its perfect for grabbing the attention of your viewers. Choose between 1, 2, 3 or 4 columns, set the background color, widget divider color, activate transparency, a top border or fully disable it on desktop and mobile.

Public speaking – why you should share your business failures

In our most recent DIVA live meeting the focus was on how to INSPIRE with our speaking. In particular, we were talking about sharing failure as a route to inspiring others. The very next day, I saw this article in The Telegraph.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/connect/small-business/public-speaking-tips-for-small-business-owners/

Check out point 2 about sharing failures.

Please don’t be afraid to share the times […]

How personality profiling can help us

As we reach the end of the year, it’s often a time for self-reflection. Time for an assessment of what went well, what could have gone better, and what to focus on in the coming year.

In the last month or so I’ve done a bunch of self-assessment tests around personality type, values and strengths. I […]

Use journalling to improve your public speaking

Recently, someone bought me Alex Ikonn’s The Five Minute Journal. I’ve always struggled with journaling but TFMJ has made it easy for me to write down my daily goals and my end-of-day reflections.

It struck me that a great place to record public speaking goals is in a daily journal. Public speaking is a journey. We […]

Which software to use for your presentation slides

Do you need to create slides for work?

This week a new 1-to-1 client started coaching with me. She works in finance and has to prepare an important presentation for her boss. She confessed that she didn’t know how to use PowerPoint and was worried she didn’t have the time to get to grips with it […]

Use video to improve your public speaking

Hope you’ve been having a great month so far.

I just got a new phone and to test it out, I’ve finally got around to dabbling in Facebook Live. I don’t think the BBC will be in any rush to hire me as an anchorwoman, but I’m having a great time playing around on camera. I’ve […]

Make sure you manage your energy before public speaking

It’s SUCH a beautiful day. Last week I was lucky enough to perform on stage in southern France. I also managed to squeeze in a bit of sunbathing and book-reading. It was sad to leave the amazing weather behind, but it’s just as nice here in London today!

Talking of books, I recently completed Joanna Penn’s […]

Improve your impromptu speaking with the PREP framework

One of the things my 1-to-1 and corporate clients fear most about public speaking is being asked a question they don’t know the answer to.

This might lead to being embarrassed in front of the team, losing potential clients, and goodness knows what else. So it’s a perfectly rational fear.

No-one wants to get caught like a […]

Mind your language – watch out for weak words

Did you ever get really excited about a book?

Ages ago I downloaded Playing Big: Find your voice, your vision and make things happen by Tara Mohr but have only just got around to starting it.

And wow, I can’t wait to finish and apply what I’m learning.

Tara noticed that a lot of bright women, who are […]

3 Tips to Help You Create a More Persuasive Speech

3 Tips to Help You Create a More Persuasive Speech
I recently gave a persuasive speech to an audience of 1500 people. The audience contained children as young as 7 years old, all the way up to pensioners in their 60s. What could I do to keep everyone following along, entertained and ready to take action […]

3 Engaging Ways to Present and Leave People Wanting More

3 Engaging Ways to Present and Leave People Wanting More
How do you leave a strong first impression when you only have a limited time to present yourself? (i.e., in a fifteen-minute speech given at work, or in a five-minute conversation with someone in the queue for coffee)? After all, we all want to be remembered […]