Category: Public speaking tips

15 January 2021 - 14:00, by , in Public speaking tips, Comments off
  The ability to speak confidently in front of other people is a foundational skill that will supercharge all aspects of your career. It will increase your confidence across a wide range of other skills, helping with critical thinking, listening and improving your leadership abilities. Your ability to persuade, whether that’s with clients you want...
14 December 2020 - 13:54, by , in Public speaking tips, Comments off
This Mask Makes Me want to Shout Currently, in some areas in the world, masks are mandated in public places to reduce the spread of Covid-19. In my country it is advised to wear a mask with three layers. Since the masks are thicker, I’ve noticed some of the interactions I have with cashiers at...
18 November 2020 - 13:40, by , in Public speaking tips, Comments off
When I went back to school to get my masters in theatre voice pedagogy (the fancy name for teaching voice), I thought I’d learn a few tips to help people find their voice. Teach them how to breath, how to project their voice, and how to articulate. During my two years at university, I would...
27 October 2020 - 15:58, by , in Public speaking tips, Comments off
How I Have Pivoted During Covid
2 October 2020 - 12:33, by , in Public speaking tips, Comments off
  The wearing of masks during the pandemic has really highlighted to me how much we rely on body language and facial expressions for communication.  In my city, we’re required to wear masks in public places. Just like working virtual, it has been a new thing to get used to.    If you’re not articulating properly, while...
19 June 2020 - 9:42, by , in Public speaking tips, Comments off
  Many people are afraid of public speaking. It’s not the speaking, it’s the public part. The fact that they’re in front of people. They’re worried that the audience won’t like their speech, or they’ll judge them for stumbling on words or forget key points and everyone will know.   One strategy for overcoming this...
26 May 2020 - 14:50, by , in Public speaking tips, Comments off
The goal of a presentation could be many things: Persuading, informing or entertaining. Some will combine all three. The use of slides is there to add to your presentation. To give a visual representation of the point you’re making. And the simpler, the better. Therefore, slides with a lot of words on them do not...
7 May 2020 - 15:52, by , in Public speaking tips, Comments off
Before March 18, 2020, I had been working with a few individuals remotely. However, if I was told that I’d be giving a workshop virtually, I wouldn’t have believed it! My workshop is about people and I need to be in the room with them. But in came the pandemic and I needed to adapt. ...
13 April 2020 - 16:39, by , in Public speaking tips, Comments off
  Becoming a confident public speaker means being aware of how you present yourself in every situation.  Now that most of us are working from home and communicating through video apps and computer cameras, we should still remain aware of how we’re coming across.      A few things that I work on with clients who are presenting...
29 March 2020 - 15:09, by , in Public speaking tips, Comments off
Since the Covid-19 pandemic we’ve had to shift the way we work.  Meetings have been conducted remotely and I have held many coaching sessions via video link. My friend and colleague Margot Ross-Graham of Sandbar Coaching & Consulting has some important advice on how to conduct a meeting even though no one is in the...

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