Speaking at a conference? Here’s what NOT to do!

Speaking at a conference? Here’s what NOT to do!

I love speaking at conferences. It’s an opportunity to meet new people, challenge myself with new ideas and to travel. Wherever possible I stay for the day so I can listen to the speakers before me. I love hearing and seeing other people present and understand how...
How knowing your audience can make you more persuasive when public speaking

How knowing your audience can make you more persuasive when public speaking

In order to persuade, we need to understand ourselves and others when public speaking Last month I introduced you to DISC and discussed how understanding yourself and others can make you more persuasive when public speaking.  If you need a refresher, please review my...
Public Speaking Tips – Five things good speakers always do

Public Speaking Tips – Five things good speakers always do

Want public speaking tips?  Here are five things that good speakers ALWAYS do.   1.Set an objective   Good speakers have a clear objective and a strong message. You know you have heard a great presentation because you can walk away from their speech knowing...
The hardest speech of all

The hardest speech of all

Last week I attended my Husband’s Godmother’s funeral. 20 years ago if I read that a 70-year-old woman had died of cancer I would have thought “Oh well… she had a good innings” Today 70 seems too young. Marlene was an attractive, vivacious, young at heart woman. She...