Writing an effective victory speech is tough. You won something (hooray!), and you’re likely to be either in a state of euphoria or complete overwhelm. Now is the time to express gratitude and all you can do is stutter ‘Oh, oh, I didn’t expect this, I am so grateful, I don’t know what to say, […]
We can all speak. We speak everyday to our colleagues, our teams, our partners and our friends. It feels natural and words come easy.
Here are five mistakes I see most speakers make during trainings and coachings. These five mistakes are all symptoms of a lack of confidence and a lack of experience. And therefore easy to tackle.
But, it’s very different when we have to speak in front of a group. We feel stress and it shows.
“How could I ever be good at public speaking, I am an introvert!” I hear this a lot and don’t agree. Introverts typically think their message and arguments well through. They think before they speak and that makes them well prepared speakers. With a bit of help for a more dynamic and engaging presence on stage they can […]
The funnel Are you familiar with the know-like-trust-funnel? The know-like-trust-funnel is a common term in the marketing business, but applicable in the speaker business as well. The know-like-trust-funnel means people will engage and do business with people they know, like and trust, in that order. People go through these three steps before doing business with […]
‘How can I make sure I speak naturally?’ clients often ask me. I love that question. ‘What does it mean to you to speak naturally?’ I reply. Answers go from ‘not speaking to fast’, to ‘I don’t know why but I speak with another voice when I am in front of an audience’, to ‘speak […]
An immense value and potential lies in the ability of being able to effectively communicate your ideas in front of a group of people. In my public speaking training there is a common thread among many participants: fear. Since I am a competent communicator at Toastmasters and I regularly speak for an audience for my […]