Many of us don’t realise the importance of off-the-cuff speaking until it becomes a recurring problem at work, job interviews, or even in our daily life.

Why is Thinking and Speaking Off the Cuff Important by Peter Dhu

Often, when people are asked to speak unprepared or off the cuff, they end up beating around the bush, dodge questions, sound like a broken record or sound like they don’t know the answer. Many of us don’t realise the importance of off-the-cuff speaking until it becomes a recurring problem at work, job interviews, meetings or even in our day-to-day …

Why Setting Boundaries Is Important In The Workplace by Violet Dhu

“When we fail to set boundaries and hold people accountable, we feel used and mistreated.”  ― Brené Brown As a communications consultant, trainer and an experienced Social worker, I consider setting boundaries in the workplace as an essential skill for people to have. It is also a necessary skill for leaders and managers to master. At the same time I see, far …

Many speakers neglect to look after the key cog in a speaking presentation - you the speaker. what do you do to fully prepare YOU for your presentation?

How Do You Prepare You Before Public Speaking? By Peter Dhu

What do you do to ensure that you, as a person, are fully prepared and ready to do a great presentation for your audience? The problem is most people do not prepare themselves well. We all know that preparation is the key to effective public speaking. And you will have heard the saying that “Prior Preparation Prevents Pathetically Poor Presentation …

Don’t Do Public Speaking – Have A Conversation

This may be one of the most powerful tools in your public speaking journey, from fear and nerves to successful and engaging public speaking – “Learn to be conversational”. One of the issues with public speaking is that people want to be perfect. They are worried about being judged and what other people will think. They feel like they need …

In these situations, being resilient helps you deal with and stand up to the rejection. Here are some strategies on how to deal with rejections.

How To Deal With Job Interview Rejection by Violet Dhu

Resilience in The Face of Rejection No one likes to be overlooked or rejected at job interview. As we move forward with our career plans for 2020, one of the areas that we need to build resilience around is rejection. I recently presented at the Australian Association of Social Workers, WA branch and one of the topics that came up …

The reality is that audiences don’t remember everything you say and to ensure they do remember what you want them to remember, focus on one main topic.

Focus on One Main Topic by Peter Dhu

When public speaking and presenting, make sure that you focus on main topic or one main idea. The reality is that audiences don’t remember everything you say and to ensure they do remember what you want them to remember, focus on one main topic. The alternative, which I am sure we have all seen on occasions, is called a “scatter …