6 Ways to Show Appreciation in the Workplace by Violet Dhu

One of the biggest reasons people change jobs or commence looking for a new job is that they do not feel appreciated at work. This lack of appreciation is common and it seems some managers are unaware of how to show appreciation. And in the current climate of shortages of skilled staff and the cost associated with recruiting and training …

Tips for Effective Use of Your Voice by Peter Dhu

In every presentation and public speaking event that we undertake, our voice is one of the most important tools that we have to create impact. Think of your voice as your instrument of influence and change. How we use our voice can affect how the audience reacts and responds to our message. To be an effective public speaker, you need …

I/You Ratio

What Is Your I/You Ratio By Peter Dhu

Much of the time when I am listening to conference speakers, I hear the speaker constantly telling me what they have achieved and what they have done. In other words, they use the word “I” frequently in their presentation. But the audience wants to know what they should do, what they can learn, and what is in it for them …

How to give negative feedback

The Importance of Effective Negative Feedback by Violet Dhu

As Bill Gates once put it, “We all need people who will give us feedback. That’s how we improve.” Negative Feedback is when you give valuable comments or observation-based suggestions to the other person to give him or her ideas and information that can be used for improvement. It is information about how they are doing in relation to reaching a …

Public Speaking with passion and Purpose

Public Speaking With Passion And Purpose By Peter Dhu

We have all heard the saying – “speak with passion”. Or the public speaking coach say – “you need to show more passion”. And we have also heard the term that – “passion is everything when it comes to public speaking”. So, is passion everything when it comes to public speaking. Let me suggest that purpose is as equally as …