Public Speaking – Use personas to become a more authentic public speaker Did you ever feel like a phony on stage? In this article let's explore how you can use the concept of personas to help you feel more comfortable when you're public speaking. What’s a persona? We are all a combination of different [...]
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Public Speaking: Top 3 Tips for using Slides in your next presentation When it comes to visual aids to display content, the common choices pretty much include projected slides or flip charts. You might also have the option of using video. Flip charts are really handy for capturing and displaying information in real time. [...]
PUBLIC SPEAKING - MAKE YOUR CONTENT EASIER TO UNDERSTAND Did you ever make a speech but see a few people looking at you quizically while you spoke? If so, maybe your explanations and examples weren't clear enough. When you’re teaching your audience new content, or perhaps giving them technical or dense information, it’s important [...]
When you're speaking on stage, people love to get an insight into your personality. Otherwise they might just as well be reading a book, right? In this article we look at how the Myers Briggs test can give you an insight into your public speaking personality and in turn, help you become a more [...]
PUBLIC SPEAKING: CLOSE YOUR SPEECH WITH POWER [This week's blog post contains an excerpt from my book 'How to be a DIVA at Public Speaking'] As both a public speaker and a singer, in my years of performing on stage, I always took it as a slight affront if the crowd didn’t ask for [...]
Public Speaking - is it helpful to have a book? Recently, a few people have asked me if I thought writing my book was worth the time and effort. I would say yes! And here are three reasons why: 1- Enhances your credibility as a speaker Having a book gives you cred. There have [...]
Hi! I'm a bit dolled up in today's video as I'm about to sing at a corporate event. There are, of course, vast amounts of overlap between performing and speaking and I love to speak about the business and voice-related aspects of both (as you may already know from my book 'How to be [...]
Today, let's talk about business networking and why it's so important to stand out. Last week, I was chatting with the head of business development of a decent sized law firm here in London. We were talking about some potential training opportunities for their staff. He mentioned that some of their staff don't enjoy [...]
When I first started speaking to promote my biz I made every mistake in the book. There's a lot to keep in mind. You're anxious to ace your presentation, give the audience a great experience, keep your host or event planner happy, and so much more. So it's no surprise that most of us, [...]
After a recent keynote, among the many positive reviews that came back, I received...one stinky one!! The experience prompted me think about how to deal with negative feedback. My hard working intern, Sally, created this infographic from a Facebook Live video I recorded on the subject (see bottom of the post). I [...]