5 Strategies To Help You Present Without Notes by Peter Dhu

One of the questions that I always get asked is, “how can I present a speech without notes”? This is usually achieved by doing lots of preparation, using a few simple strategies and trusting in yourself and in your ability to get your message across. It is in fact recommended that you do present without notes and speak more from the heart …

The Cost Of Not Being Influential as a Leader or Manager by Peter Dhu

“The key to successful leadership today is influence, not authority”. – Kenneth Blanchard When public speaking, presenting or facilitating, the ability to influence others is important to any leader, manager or trainer. Being able to influence staff and clients to make change or act in a different way is really what leadership is all about. The essence of leadership is …

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 …