3 Common Elements That Amplify Your Self-Doubt By Violet Dhu

In the current climate of fast paced change, uncertainty, volatility, disruption and innovation, self-doubt is becoming a big issue for people. We ask ourselves, “Am I good enough to transition into this new role, can I learn the new program or the new software, is my job at risk from Artificial Intelligence, can I adapt to this change, am I …

Public Speaking Tip – Stay Calm When Under Pressure

In public speaking, it’s very important that we’re able to stay calm when under pressure or when things go wrong. Staying calm helps us remain on message, look confident and remain credible in our message. Pressure can arise from several sources and good speakers remain calm and carry on regardless. Pressure can arise from: Difficult questions Equipment failures including laptops …

6 Habits of Highly Successful Public Speakers by Peter Dhu

We have all attended a conference or seminar where one particular speaker has stood out from the rest. They have been engaging, informative and they have left us with a lasting impression. And that lasting impression may be to make a change, to adopt new thinking or to challenge the status quo in our workplace or society. Whatever it is, …

Do You Suffer From “The Need To Be Liked” by Violet Dhu

Ladies, Is the need to be liked holding you back in your career and your leadership? Women who want to move up into leadership often grapple with the need to be liked. They want to take on leadership roles but still have a need to be liked by their staff. They can be unaware of just how much the need to …

Honesty Is Key When Communicating As A Leader – by Violet Dhu

Research from Kouzes & Posner found that the number one trait that workers admire and respect in their leaders is honesty. In talking about honesty, it is expected that our leaders will be honest both with themselves and with others. Being clear and consistent about what you stand for is important. If you say that one of your values is …

Consistency Builds Trust Inconsistency Breeds Distrust – by Peter Dhu

When we are speaking, presenting or training, we need to be influential and persuasive. Our ability to influence people is key to our success in getting new ideas, information and messages across. And a key to influence is building trust. People listen and learn from people they trust. If we don’t have trust, then we will struggle to get people …