Anxiety Reality Check

One of things that I see consistently when running my public speaking workshops, is the person who stands up and presents effectively, calmly and professionally and then sits down with a sigh of relief. When you ask them to score that speaking experience on an anxiety scale of 1 to 10, where 0 is so calm you are almost asleep …

So you feel nervous before speaking – Welcome to the club!

Fear, nerves and anxiety around public speaking is a very common occurrence and many people find this debilitating and they don’t undertake some of the speaking assignments that they should, as a result of this. Well the good news is that you are not alone and everyone who speaks has some fear before, during or after they have spoken. A …

Authenticity

I was lucky enough last night to hear David Penglase speak at the WA National Speakers chapter meeting. David is a pleasure to listen to, very informative and one of Australia’s top speakers. One of the key things that David spoke about, that rang true with me, was the absolute need to be authentic when you present, train or speak. …

No Mistakes In Public Speaking

Learn from your mistakes We all worry about mistakes, failure and rejection. We avoid failure and when it happens we take it personally and see it as a set back in trying to achieve our speaking goals. But failure is fundamental to our learning. As we try new things and push the boundaries to try and improve our speaking confidence, …

How to write a speech – where to begin?

Where to begin? One of the most common questions that I get asked at my public speaking workshops is “How do I write a good speech”. My recommendation is, always start with the end. Write your conclusion and take home message first. This helps you to capture your purpose, the aim of the speech and helps you realise what you …

Feel The Fear and do it Anyhow

Fear Busting Workshops I am excited to announce that I have just been approved and licensed by Susan Jeffers as the first West Australian to deliver Feel The Fear Workshops. This is great news and links in nicely with my current work of coaching, training and helping people overcome their fear of public speaking. I anticipate running my first “Feel …