Author: Alyson Connolly

30 January 2024 - 17:28, by , in Public speaking tips, Comments off
Many of my clients come to me because they want to get rid of their accents.I hate to hear that because it’s part of your voice, part of what makes you, you!However, many find that people just can’t understand them and either tell them so, or justpretend that they do understand.An accent is how you...
25 January 2024 - 17:33, by , in Public speaking tips, Comments off
I was reminded of this when recently working with a client. He confided in me that just before our last session he was informed that a colleague had been in an accident. He was upset but knew that he had to go on with the rest of the day and then afterwards focus on his...
26 October 2023 - 14:04, by , in Public speaking tips, Comments off
“Don’t use that tone with me, Alyson June!” My Mother always included my middle name whenshe was mad at me. Which she was often since I was quite huffy when I was a teenager!What is tone? In music it refers to the pitch, quality and strength of a note.In speaking, it means character, mood or...
26 October 2023 - 13:52, by , in Public speaking tips, Comments off
📣 Introverts Speak Up! 📣 Many of my clients self-identify as introverts. I know a bit about introverts because our son Jack is one. He’s in university and takes Computer Science. He also works part-time as a bartender. I’ve seen him in action; he’s gregarious, funny and appears to be loving what he does. When...
16 March 2023 - 16:21, by , in Public speaking tips, Comments off
  Owning Your Obstacles I’ve had bunions on my feet for years, thanks to my dear old Mom. Before Covid hit, my doctor put me on the list to see a surgeon. I got the right foot done smack dab in the middle of Covid. Since I had to be off my feet for 8...
23 November 2022 - 15:07, by , in Uncategorised, Comments off
Day in the Life Branding Photography Session with photographer Ampersand Grey captures my spirit one picture at a time. Photo Shoot
27 August 2021 - 13:17, by , in Public speaking tips, Comments off
I had the chance to talk with Brad Ison, of Hazardscape, about Public Speaking Click here to Watch
27 August 2021 - 13:12, by , in Public speaking tips, Comments off
Who would have known that in the spring of 2020 our world would be shut down?  Clients and workshops that I had booked were postponed or cancelled. Work stopped. Yes, let’s!  A theatre game that I really like is called “Yes Let’s”. It is used when working on improvisation. When you’ve watched an improviser, they...
13 May 2021 - 15:20, by , in Public speaking tips, Comments off
In our virtual world of presentations, we’ve all seen a few mishaps: a child running in to tell his Dad that he has to go poop, a participant in a workshop that forgot to shut of their mic and is heard saying, “this guy is so boring” we’ve even seen some clips of half naked...
6 March 2021 - 8:15, by , in Public speaking tips, Comments off
My sister was asked to give a toast at her son’s wedding. She doesn’t consider herself a confident public speaker, mainly because she hasn’t had to do it many times in her career. After we tweaked the speech to where we felt it was in her own her voice, she began practicing it out loud....

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