Author: Alyson Connolly

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...
28 April 2017 - 15:36, by , in Public speaking tips, Comments off
Do you ever feel that you are unworthy of having your job and giving that presentation? That you don’t belong there because everyone else is so much better than you? Well, you, my friend are suffering from “the Impostor Syndrome”. This term was coined in 1978 by psychologists Pauline R. Clance and Suzanne A. Imes....
30 March 2017 - 15:48, by , in Public speaking tips, Comments off
Statistics show that people would rather die than speak in public. Why is that? It’s built into us. Our nervous system consists of nerves and cells that carry messages to and from our brain and spinal cord. The sympathetic nervous system activates the “fight or flight” response within our bodies while the parasympathetic nervous system,...
26 February 2017 - 14:20, by , in Public speaking tips, Comments off
I recently gave a webinar to professionals who felt their accent impeded their ability to be understood in the workplace. Click on the link below to learn some tips on how to speak with clarity and confidence. Shiftworkplace Webinar Link
22 January 2017 - 19:05, by , in Public speaking tips, Comments off
Speed Kills! We all know what speeding can do on the road. Speed can kill. But speeding also can kill your speech. There are many reasons why people speak fast when they are presenting. They worry that what they have to say is not important or is boring. They have been told that they have...
14 November 2016 - 17:50, by , in Public speaking tips, Comments off
Great speakers have great articulation. You could be passionate about your speech but if you don’t form your words clearly, your message is lost. How do you have great articulation? It’s as easy as opening your mouth. But, in today’s society we rarely open our mouths. Perhaps because we are Canadian and don’t want to...
23 October 2016 - 20:09, by , in Public speaking tips, Comments off
Read Grant Fedoruk’s blog about my workshop
16 October 2016 - 14:22, by , in Public speaking tips, Comments off
Click Here for my University of Alberta School of Business Blog
29 September 2016 - 15:32, by , in Public speaking tips, Comments off
There has been a lot of talk about vocal fry, in the voice world and beyond. Vocal fry is a low vibratory sound that is evident in people’s speech at the end of sentences. Last summer, journalist Naomi Wolf wrote about vocal fry in her column for the Guardian. She cited a study in which...
11 April 2016 - 20:25, by , in Public speaking tips, Comments off
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