How to be confident

Learn how to be more confident speaking in public. I attended a stand up comedy course and did my very first comedy set a few years ago. The lessons I learnt on the comedy course can be applied to any public speaking situation. The video below outlines the lessons I learned and how you can…

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10 Tips to Improve Public Speaking Skills

When I ask my audiences their number one challenge with public speaking, they overwhelmingly say,”to overcome the fear of public speaking.” It’s okay to have”butterflies.” The key is how to get them organized, focused and flying in formation. Here are 10 tips for delivering a more powerful, persuasive presentation. Practice these techniques consistently to improve…

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Get Ahead by Improving your Public Speaking Skills

The ability to speak in public is essential to maximizing your leadership potential and achieving the highest levels of success. It is not enough to be able to stand in front of an audience and say a few words. You should be able to stand and deliver a well thought out presentation that captivates your…

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Have you mastered these 10 Public Speaking Skills?

How skillful are you at pubic speaking? Have you mastered the public speaking skills? If you want to master public speaking, then you need master the public speaking skills. There are dozens of skills required in a talk. These skills are an essential part of the art of public speaking and are especially important in…

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How to deliver a presentation with handouts

Improve your Presentation Skills and learn the techniques you can use to deliver a professional presentation effectively with handouts.  

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How to deliver a great speech

This was originally published in Forbes magazine. In the article the author, Jacquelyn Smith, shares some great tips and advice to help the reader improve their public speaking skills. It is refreshing to see an emphasis on ensuring you have a clear message and utilising anecdotes to drive a message home to the audience.  …

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How to Open a Business Presentation Strongly

Business presentations need a strong opening, without being dramatic or hyped-up. When a more punchy, ‘wow’ opening is required for a group, there are various ways to do it: you could ask a powerful question, give a startling statistic, or tell a short anecdote, to name just a few. But if you’re giving a quarterly update to your team,…

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The Power of Silence

One of the most powerful sounds in any speech is the sound of silence. Sadly its not often heard. Inexperienced public speakers are loathe to have no sound filling the air; instead pushing through their speech or filling the airwaves with the classic filler phrases of Um and Ah.   Pausing in your speech provides…

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