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 …

How To Be More Inclusive When Public Speaking and Presenting

We all know what it is like when a speaker or trainer talks about themselves and what they have achieved and predominantly use “I Statements”. It turns us off and we think, why do I care, or what is in it for me. Research has shown that audience inclusion is a powerful tool of influence, persuasion and of helping people …

How To Be More Authentic When Public Speaking – By Peter Dhu

Oscar Wilde said, “Be yourself. Everyone else is already taken.” Standing before a group of people and being “authentically you” sounds so simple yet is often hard. It is perceived that public speaking requires us to be polished, perfect, to present at a higher level and almost deliver a faultless performance. After all people are looking at us as a …

Public Speaking For Business

Many business people think that public speaking is only for conferences or large organisations where leaders need to speak to staff or have meetings. The reality is that public speaking is not only an every day skill. It is one of the key ways that businesses – small and large companies – can make money. Public speaking for business – …

How To Appear More Confident When Feeling Nervous

How To Appear More Confident When Feeling Nervous

Standing up and speaking before an audience is a scary thing. Many people ask me how can I control my nerves. How can I be more confident when I am public speaking, and how to appear more confident when feeling nervous? Other people want to improve their public speaking style by presenting without notes, or by standing away from the lectern or by …