Blog, conferences, Meetings, Preparation, training

Are you talking to me?

You speak differently when you call your dog for dinner and when you ask your boss for a promotion. You might not know it, but you’ve got more than one voice. You wouldn’t discuss a pay raise with your boss in the same way that you would call your dog home for dinner, would you?… Continue reading Are you talking to me?

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Blog, body language, performance, training

What do I do with my hands?

Most days we don’t think about what we do with our hands. We use them when we need them - to get dressed, to drink a cup of coffee, to pick up a bag, to hold a pen, to open a door, to shake hands, to hug someone. We also use our hands naturally in… Continue reading What do I do with my hands?

Blog, Preparation, Public Speaking, training, vocal variety

Colour your voice with the 4 Ps: Pitch, Pace, Power, Pause

Nobody wants to listen to a robotic, monotonous voice. It's boring, unconvincing and, frankly, difficult to listen to for any length of time. As much as 38% of our message is relayed by our voice, according to research undertaken by Dr. Albert Mehrabian, a UCLA professor and researcher. That means that how we speak has… Continue reading Colour your voice with the 4 Ps: Pitch, Pace, Power, Pause

Blog, conferences, Meetings, Preparation, training

Abracadabra – a brilliant presentation!

Imagine having a step-by-step guide which would help you put your next presentation together. How great would that be? If you could just have all of that head-scratching and blank page staring just disappear. Poof! Like magic you could have a well-thought out, impactful, beautifully-crafted presentation. A presentation that speaks directly to your audience. A… Continue reading Abracadabra – a brilliant presentation!