You might have heard public-speaking experts recommend pausing when you’re presenting. But how often – and for how long – should you pause during your talk? Continue reading
Here’s an ad about communication that you’ll likely laugh at, as I did. Yet it uses just 3 spoken words, and lasts just 45 seconds. I hope you love it as much as I do.
Odds are, you want to improve your public speaking – no matter what your skill level is. Happily you’ve several options, one of the best-known being Toastmasters. (If it’s new to you, you can watch how Toastmasters meetings work in a professional video.)
A second option is Speaking Circles, first founded in the US by Lee Glickstein. You can read chapter 1 of Lee’s book Be Heard Now! online. I thought the chapter was extremely intriguing and appealing, so in this post I’ll highlight the key differences between the Toastmasters and Speaking Circles approaches. Continue reading
Are you (or a non-Toastmaster friend) curious about Toastmasters? If so, watch this professional 12-minute video to see for yourself what their meetings are like. What a quick, easy and risk-free way to check if you’d like to take the next step – visiting a club in person (at no cost).
Recently I joined a Toastmasters club near me in Sydney, and I certainly recommend it. I didn’t find this video until afterwards, though, so I must admit the meeting format surprised me when I visited.
Here’s some neat presentation advice that ticks all the boxes – it’s:
It’s brought to you by John Richardson of the blog called Success Begins Today. (I love the positive outlook in that name.) Continue reading
Here’s how to exude confidence (and feel it too) when you present. Amazingly, it comes down to the quickest and easiest type of preparation you’re ever likely to do!
The fast-moving and fascinating 18-minute video below shows you the way, based on remarkable research into the hormonal effects of body language. Continue reading
In this post, you’ll find 9 steps you can take to cut “blur”. First though, let’s just briefly look at what blur is, and how you can recognise it.
Blur harms your goal by being the opposite of focus. Sometimes called “noise”, blur is caused by anything that:
- overwhelms your audience
- or distracts them from you and your core message.
Common signs of blur include: Continue reading