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10 Things to Think About When Starting Your Business

Wow 2018 – the start of a new year.  I was giving some thought to the highs and lows of last year, lessons learned and challenges overcome as I prepared for a workshop I am presenting on Planning for Profit. This led me to think about my business and a ...
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Speaking For Success as a Leader

I am excited to be part of an amazing group of people who shared their thoughts on leadership in a No1 Amazon Best Seller – “Conceived to Lead: Dismantling the Glass Ceiling Mindset”. In doing so I became an International Best Selling Author. The amazing thing is that in achieving ...
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Ten Tips to Be An Effective Panel Speaker

Panel discussions can be an effective communication tool or a disaster fostering boredom and miscommunication.  Which do you want it to be? As a speaker you may find yourself being asked to be on a panel as a speaker more often than being asked to be a keynote presenter. Panel discussions ...
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Speaking for Success: Maintaining Your Balance In Speaking And Communication

What has balance got to do with speaking? Whilst it is a good idea to keep your balance when walking up to the stage, tripping is not good for your credibility, poise and confidence, the balance I advocate is when you are putting together your speeches, presenting them and in ...
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7 Storytelling Ideas To Connect With Your Audience and Clients

In a recent blog I shared the Power of Storytelling and the value it adds to your business and connecting with your clients and audience. The question that many of my mentoring clients and readers have asked is what stories do I share? Where do I get story ideas? Here are ...
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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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