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Speaking for Success: Importance of Being Authentic

You hear a lot at the moment about Like Know Trust being important to growing your business, getting clients and establishing your expertise and credibility status. The key to this strategy is being Authentic. Whether in your speaking or in your business you need to be you. It sounds simple however, ...
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Speaking for Success: 6 Reasons Why Introverts Make Good Speakers

“You can use your words to achieve great things in life … all you need is a little help.” Bryan Toder When I ask this question at workshops, expos, with my clients or when speaking to introverts I often get blank looks. In fact many of the introverts I speak with ...
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Speaking for Success: Finishing Conversations

Conversations are important – they are an integral part of building relationships whether in your business or personal life. One of the issues many have is how to you finish a conversation? Knowing how to end the conversation is a great skill to learn.  So how do you do it?  Well ...
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8 Steps on the Public Speaking Journey: Step 8 The Power of Story Telling

“Tell me the facts and I’ll learn. Tell me the truth and I’ll believe. But tell me a story and it will live in my heart forever.” – Native American Proverb As human beings we are almost conditioned to respond to stories. They are part of our culture. From early times ...
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4 Reasons Why Entering Business Awards Adds Value to Your Business

We have just had the Academy Awards and the Golden Globe Awards – prestigious awards that are coveted by actors, producers, cinematographers, makeup artists, in fact everyone involved in the movie industry. Why because they know that achieving that high award will add credibility and increased profit to their career ...
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Speaking For Success: Mastering The Art of Conversation

It’s easy to make conversation – well isn’t it? Yes it can be easy to have a conversation with our best friend, with our family, with people we know. However, it doesn’t seem quite so easy when we are in a business situation, a dinner, or at a network meeting ...
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Five Tips To Find Speaking Gigs And Opportunities

One of your goals for 2017 may be to do more speaking about your business, your story or your message. You may have decided that you would like to take your business to another level and would like to use your speaking and communication skills to do so. A great ...
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New Year Reflections: Celebrating Achievements, Acknowledging Challenges

As we near the end of 2016 and are preparing to welcome in 2017 I have been, like many reflecting on the year. Here are some of my thoughts - as my mentoring clients know I prefer to celebrate the achievements, acknowledge the challenges and the lessons learned and look ...
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Not sure What to Say or What to Post: 8 Ways To Ask Your Audience

Generating topics for your speeches, blogs, social media posts and videos is something you will need to do if you’re going to produce regular content for your audience. Have you thought about asking your audience? Ask them for ideas about the topics they would like you to speak on. Ask ...
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Public Speaking FAQ: What Do I Do When My Mind Goes Blank?

This is one of the first questions many of my clients ask me. It’s a thought that hovers in the back of the mind for all of us when we are speaking. What if I forget what I am going to say? First thing – don’t panic!  Stop, breathe, pause, smile ...
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