Author: Alyson Connolly

21 February 2019 - 21:23, by , in Public speaking tips, Comments off
Last year the world was fixated on 12 Thai boys and their coach.  A soccer team trapped in a cave and a frantic rescue mission trying to save them.  I wondered how they were keeping calm? Was anyone freaking out? But we saw pictures of them looking very relaxed, even smiling. Turns out their coach,...
30 December 2018 - 15:18, by , in Public speaking tips, Comments off
Baby It’s Cold Outside – CBC Edmonton AM Woke Edition
30 December 2018 - 15:11, by , in Public speaking tips, Comments off
Ignite Magazine at Carleton University Women in Business
30 November 2018 - 17:48, by , in Public speaking tips, Comments off
  I’m going to serve you up a piece of pie this month.  But not a tasty morsel of apple or banana cream – a PIE that will be a delicious speech for your audience to appreciate.  (and in this case, in a hurry)    You’ve been asked to give a speech TOMORROW about the...
10 October 2018 - 17:07, by , in Public speaking tips, Comments off
It was February of 2017. I attended a lunch meeting for the charity that I’m involved with. Now I usually don’t eat bread (this subject will come up later), but I enjoyed the sandwiches. The meeting concludes and off I go to the tailor to pick up my alterations. As I bend down and reach...
20 December 2017 - 20:31, by , in Public speaking tips, Comments off
I recently appeared on the That’s So Maven! podcast with Andrea Beca.  Listen Here
30 November 2017 - 16:49, by , in Public speaking tips, Comments off
“Today, I’m going to talk about the benefits of living in a cold climate. I  live in  Edmonton, where it is cold in the winter ”….. Yawn! I am ready to go to sleep! I’ve heard many speakers who start a speech that way. And you know what? The audience already knows what they are...
30 October 2017 - 15:43, by , in Public speaking tips, Comments off
We just had a civic election here in Alberta. Congratulations to those who won, and good for you for wanting to make a difference in our fine province. I listened to many speeches over the course of the election and I’ve come  up with a list of things that you can do better next time....
29 September 2017 - 17:33, by , in Public speaking tips, Comments off
“I never speak in public”, said the IT guy at a function that I was at recently. “Really,” I replied, “Do you ever talk to your boss or colleague about what is going on in your department? When you are at a function like this one, do you ever explain to someone what you do?”...
13 June 2017 - 11:32, by , in Public speaking tips, Comments off
PowerPoint. Is it Powerful or Pointless? Many of the clients who I work with use Power Point. Sometimes I question whether they need it or not. PowerPoint was developed  as a series of slides for the Mac computer in the 1980’s by Robert Gaskins. It’s a presentation software program that uses a graphical approach to...

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