Impostor Syndrome By Violet Dhu

Have you ever felt that maybe you were not good enough? That you were a fraud or a fake? Or that you did not really belong here? It could be that you are suffering from Impostor Syndrome. And it seems that women suffer from Impostor Syndrome more so than men. Sheryl Sandberg in her book ‘Lean In’ talks about how …

To Do an Icebreaker or Not? By Peter Dhu

We have all attended a seminar or workshop where the trainer has said “turn to the person next to you and tell them 3 things you like about yourself and 3 things that you do not like about yourself”. Or “as a group lets line up in order of distance that we have travelled today to get to this workshop …

Key Lessons Learned In 10 Years of Public Speaking By Peter Dhu

Reflecting on the first 10 years of my business as a speaker and trainer, I have identified the 4 key lessons that I had to learn the hard way. Enjoy Be yourself – this is also called authenticity. For too long, I tried to be prefect in my presentations and chastised myself when I made mistakes or realised that I …

Your Presentation Is Not Finished When You Finish Talking

Public speaking requires great preparation and great delivery. But what you do after your presentation can be almost as important. We all know about customer service and after sales service. The company that rings us up and checks that everything is good, checking to see if we need any further support or information. The customer service does not end at …

What To Do If You Don’t Know The Answer To A Question

One of the common concerns around public speaking is how to handle difficult questions, and even worse, not knowing the answer to the question being asked. And this is a valid concern, as we have just shared our knowledge, our expertise and our information and yet we can not answer a question being asked on our topic. Here are some …