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 […]

Six Ways to Prepare for an Online Presentation

Six Ways to Prepare for an Online Presentation

I was preparing for two presentations recently. The first was for a group of three in which we discussed a presentation that they were to deliver to a prospective client. The second was to a group of at least 40 who were to listen to me speak about what I am doing to stay relevant […]

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 speaking should form part of your business development strategy

Why speaking should form part of your business development strategy

In a previous life, I was working in the commercial fit-out industry which I felt was an aggressive, saturated game. When you throw in a depressed property market, it’s a challenging industry to navigate and find a competitive edge. Skip forward to today and as a successful keynote speaker and public speaking specialist, I’ve had […]

Public Speaking and Mindset

Public Speaking and Mindset

“I’m scared of audiences. I get shitty scared. One show in Amsterdam, I was so nervous I escaped out the fire exit. I’ve thrown up a couple of times. Once in Brussels, I projectile-vomited on someone.” – Adele For many of us, even exceptionally talented performers like Adele, just the thought of speaking in front […]

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