Presentation skills

Pre-Frame Your Presentation for Success

After a workshop the other day they asked for feedback to help the presenter improve his message and delivery.  There were a few challenges that came up during the talk that could easily be solved early in the presentation with the set-up. When giving a presentation you want to make sure that everyone is engaged Read more about Pre-Frame Your Presentation for Success[…]

Asking vs Telling

After a number of conversations with both clients and then my own mentor, I just had to write about this – the power of asking questions. If you want to be a leader of a business, a community or a team, then it’s important to be able to communicate effectively and sometimes that means not doing all the talking!

Presentation Blueprint

9 Reasons to Plan Your Message

In case you still need a reason to prepare your message with an easy to follow formula, here are 9 reasons to have a presentation blueprint. From Avoiding Overwhelm to Feeling Confident, this kind of preparation can do the trick.

presentation blueprint

Turn Your Ideas into Presentations that Captivate

Discover how you can make an impact by turning your ideas into presentations that captivate your audience. Craft engaging content filled with stories to transform the minds of your audience.

Is Your Voice Being Heard Loud and Clear?

Did you know that different mindsets and thoughts about speaking will create different speaking experiences. Here are some challenges I see people have when speaking and possible causes or blocks that I have encountered working with clients, and see if you can relate. 1. Difficulty in projecting the voice – you no doubt have come Read more about Is Your Voice Being Heard Loud and Clear?[…]

How the World Sees You

To be a successful speaker you want to FASCINATE your audience, and now you can get the advantage on this with a gift. Branding expert and leading authority on the science of fascination, Sally Hogshead, has just published her new book How the World Sees You (July 1.) To celebrate the insights gained from a Read more about How the World Sees You[…]

Communicating Differences

There are a whole number of factors that come into the communication game that are important for leaders to know if they are going to get the response they want. This can have an effect on motivation, instructions, teamwork and even safety. If people are not hearing the message clearly, then they will not be taking optimal action. Let’s explore where communication can break-down..

Are You Motivating the Motivated?

It’s easy to motivate the motivated – someone who is already on board with your message and just needs a little reminder or is looking for a small push to get going.Motivation-Crowd

  • Someone who enjoys keeping fit and being healthy will more likely listen to and agree to a message on keeping fit.
  • Someone who wants to excel in life is more likely to participate more fully in personal development programs.

These are the people that are already your fans or fans of what you offer.

I used to work in Corporate Health nearly 10 years ago, and I would give presentations on stress management, eating well, exercise, posture, injury prevention… to name a few.

In a work environment, often people are obligated to attend the presentations and back then I didn’t quite have the skills to connect with everyone in the room. I was expecting everyone to think like me and that they were motivated by the same things as me.  Not so. […]

Be Clear on Your Message

It’s not enough to be the best at what you do, you have to be able to communicate it well to the people that matter. This communication can be in the form of your marketing, your branding AND in your presentations or speaking opportunities.
Speakers with a clear, consistent and effective message do better than those who don’t.

Prepare to Speak Like a Champion Athlete

Being an athlete and a motivational speaker I find there are many similarities between the training and preparation for an event or performance.  I might be biased, but I think there is something to learn from what it takes to succeed in sport, to what it takes to perform well in speaking. With the Winter Read more about Prepare to Speak Like a Champion Athlete[…]


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