value of pause for effective public speaking

The Value Of Silence (The Pause) For Effective Public Speaking

“The quicker I get the words out the quicker I can get off stage”. “I have always spoken fast and there is no way I can slow down my speech”. “How can I make my speech more interesting?” These are all questions that I am asked when coaching for effective public speaking and presentation skills. The answer or solution to …

Keeping Assertiveness Simple

Assertive communication is often misunderstood. Assertiveness does not mean being stubborn, aggressive, standing your ground no matter what and being closed to all other ideas. Assertive communication is simply being honest, authentic and speaking your truth even when it may be difficult to do so. You may be ridiculed, you may be in the minority, you may have new ideas, …

Passive Aggressive Behaviour In The Workplace – By Violet Dhu

I am really passionate about helping organizations and individuals with effective communication. In the current era of low employee engagement and low trust, effective communication and interpersonal skills in the workplace are essential for both the company and for the individual. However, far too often, passive aggressive behaviour gets in the way of effective communication. I like to teach people …

When Public Speaking, The Show Must Go On – By Peter Dhu

We have all heard the saying that the show must go on. In public speaking this refers to carrying on regardless of any mishaps or unforeseen barriers. Common mishaps in public speaking include running out of time, audio visual equipment not working, falling off stages, delivering the wrong talk to the wrong audience, no one laughing at your jokes, clothing …

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Make Your First Impression Count When Public Speaking

Whenever public speaking in front of an audience, we only have one chance of making a good first impression, so make it count. What your audience heard and read about you before your presentation isn’t enough to make a lasting impression. Yes, these may help to spark their interest, make them come to your presentation and lend you their ears …

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What Do You Do If You Get Too Emotional When Public Speaking?

One of the things that sometimes happens when public speaking, especially when sharing our stories and our journeys is that we can become very emotional. Now emotions, passion and feelings are important and help us engage and connect with the audience, but we don’t want to become too emotional and have to leave the stage or be incapable of finishing …