5 strategies to overcome public speaking nerves

5 strategies to overcome public speaking nerves

No need to avoid presenting any longer You have been asked to present at your next industry conference. Woohoo!! Or maybe not. The thought of standing in front of 400 people is terrifying and the self-talk starts in your head. I have no idea how to put together a presentation, what was I thinking? No […]

Preparing for Effective Tool Box Meetings

Preparing for Effective Tool Box Meetings

No-one is born with engaging meeting, training or presenting skills. Unfortunately, many employees find themselves standing in front of a room full of their work colleagues at the morning toolbox meeting feeling nervous, inadequate and poorly equipped to handle the disengaged audience in front of them. There is an art, science and skill to running […]

7 Sins of Online Presenting – It’s time to raise the bar

7 Sins of Online Presenting – It’s time to raise the bar

Over the last few weeks, in response to the Corona Virus, we have seen an unprecedented surge of online meetings and presentations. For some organisations the availability of technology has been a lifesaver or business saver and for others it has created a new playground for wasted time, unproductive meetings and risky brand strategy. For […]

Presentation Tears – 6 BIG presentation mistakes

Presentation Tears – 6 BIG presentation mistakes

Ever had presentation tears? Tears you shed for that awful presentation that didn’t really hit the mark.  In fact, you bombed. The one when the audience went really quiet after you spoke then everyone avoided any eye contact with you. The one when you felt so embarrassed and wondered what on earth went wrong. You planned, you rehearsed your presentation and you […]

Why Leaders Should Tell More Stories Paula Smith CSP (Expert in Presentation Intelligence ®)

Why Leaders Should Tell More Stories Paula Smith CSP (Expert in Presentation Intelligence ®)

Thanks to neuroscience we have learned a lot over the past few years about just how powerful stories can be. We now know which brain chemicals cause us to pay attention and which chemicals help us to connect with others. A great story releases a rush of brain chemicals like Cortisol (which helps you to […]

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