This has happened to far too many of my women clients in voicebusiness. Has it ever happened to you? Hint: It’s not the women who need to change, but the gender biased culture!
Relaxing into your performance: Vital Tip for presenters
Maximum Effect with Minimum Effort Yesterday Lex, our friendly graphic designer, and I were testing a new system for sending out large group email messages to our clients at voicebusiness. Trying to get the formatting to work on all the different platforms in pcs, macs, smart phones, ipads, webmail etc is a bit of a […]
The Natural Speaker
One of the hardest things for a speaker to do, is to come over naturally. In other words, we can talk easily and fluently to our friends in the pub or round the coffee pot. Put us in front of an audience and the chances are we will more resemble a sick of wood than […]
Go on – make their day!
Greeting someone with enthusiasm can make a difference to their day On one presentation and public speaking course I was running a few years back, we were doing an exercise where we asked the small group of participants to think about an experience which they had found moving in some way. We then recorded them […]
Never forget who your speech is for
Just before the Scottish Independence referendum in 2016, I went to a book launch with my partner and a friend. The book: ‘Yes, the Radical case for Scottish Independence’ by James Foley and Pete Ramand sounded interesting as, like many of us in Scotland, we were keen to hear all angles of this debate. It […]
Pitching ambition? Valuable pointers to help you win business
A really useful book by American business author, Kevin Allen, asks the following question about pitching for business: Your potential client has wants and needs, not to mention values. Once you’ve worked out what you think they are, how do you respond? Allen believes you should think about: Your ambition (to supply them with something they’ve […]