Celebrate Focus

Focus then Celebrate Emotion is an amazing element in our makeup. Weddings and funerals manage to bring out so many emotions and different ways people express them as well as all the different triggers that start the tears or laughter. I had the privilege of giving my daughters hand in marriage on Saturday, which is…

Speakers Need BALLS

  Balls Matter Thank you World Champion of Public Speaking Dananjaya J Hettiarachchi for his anachronism BALLS at the recent master class. I thought it was very helpful so here is my overview Belief Belief is the core of what we do and who we are therefore, it is something your audience will immediately pick up…

Inspiration like Clockwork

Inspirational Speech Structure While attending a master class by the current World Champion of Public Speaking Dananjaya J Hettiarachchi we were treated to his version of the best way to structure an inspirational speech. How lucky to be able to experience such experienced speakers giving freely of their skills and means so we can continue…

We Have Ignition

Great Speech Openings! Your Showroom – Your Best Outfit – Your Front Entrance – Your First Impression Compelling Speech Openings are your doorway to bringing your audience with you. A great speech opening is an introduction to something better. The start of something big. You have micro seconds to create the impression with your audience, that you want to…

The Second ‘P’

Prepare, Prepare, Prepare, Paltry preparation produces pitiful performance. We have all heard a number of variations of this common saying and still so many people leave their presentation preparation to the last moment.  Speaking in public is no different than anything else, if you want to do it well it is imperative to prepare for a speech. I’ve…

Silence is Golden

Power of the Pause Performing or presenting pregnant pauses is a rare asset for those able to use them.  Who would have thought the humble pause so powerful? When you do it right people are amazed at your communication abilities, the effect you have on them how you capture them and how you move them….

Nervous Nellies – Seeking Relaxation?

Butterflies in the belly, Stage fright. Nervousness, Fearful, Anticipation, Anxiety, Dry mouth, Sweaty palms, Uneasy, Worrying, Stressing? Call it what you will – the symptoms of pre-speech fears, public speaking stage fright affect most of us, in fact if they didn’t then you would have a bigger problem to overcome. And that’s a good thing, because…

Structure Matters

Speech Structure Have you been there when you couldn’t follow the train of thought of a presentation, I bet you have also been bored by someone who simply rambles on thinking they are being cool telling you all their stuff and laughing at their own so called jokes. It is embarrassing to say the least.  All leading…

Body Language

Body Language When you are chatting with a close friend you are relaxed and talk naturally. You use your body language for expression and description, both consciously and unconsciously. A hidden video of you having this same conversation would reveal your natural expressions and gestures.  Well worth asking a friend to secretly take a video…

Eyes are the Windows to the Soul

5 Myths Of Eye Contact Have you heard all sorts of methods to look at your audience? I certainly have and boy, what doozies.  Yet they all forget that Eyes are the window to the soul. Most have to do with appearing to make the speakers role a bit easier.  There are many myths circulating about…