Five top tips for better presentations

finding happiness in public speaking

I’m going to share my top five tips for better presentations and speeches. These tips actually come from a White Paper I wrote about presentation skills. The White Paper offers ten tips, including the essentials of body language, the importance of storytelling and the power of the pause as a communication tool. But here’s a …

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How speakers have benefitted from a moment of panic

Nineteen years ago I gave birth to the TalkitOut Technique. It was all a bit of a surprise.  I was coaching my first client in presentation skills. I had everything all planned. But it wasn’t going well. I was struggling to help this client sound authentic and have a conversation with her audience.  I was …

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Why self-trust beats self-confidence

finding happiness in public speaking

At the heart of all amazing presentations is trust… in yourself. Trusting yourself, in my experience, is much more important than displaying confidence. You can see the difference between speakers who are confident and the ones who truly trust themselves. The ones with confidence are masters of the performance; the ones who trust themselves are …

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Well-chosen stories can help you clinch that new job

stories will help you succeed in job interviews

If your job involves makings speeches or presentations, you probably know how stories help get your message across. But did you know stories are also a great way of winning a job in the first place? Telling short, relevant stories is a great way of delivering the key points of your CV in an interesting …

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Touch the heart before you try to convince the head

Maya Angelou once said “I learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” Too often we forget the true objective of making a speech or giving a presentation. It’s to make your audience feel something – happiness, sadness, surprise, …

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