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How I Learnt My Most Valuable Public Speaking Lessons

How I Learnt My Most Valuable Public Speaking Lessons

  During my years as a member of Toastmasters International I reached a point where I needed a new challenge. That challenge became the International Speech Competition which involves making a seven-minute inspirational speech and proceeds through six stages with...

Beware The Danger Of Comparing Your Life To Others

Beware The Danger Of Comparing Your Life To Others

  “One reason we struggle with insecurity: we’re comparing our behind the scenes to everyone else’s highlight reel.” - Steven Furtick   Like a lot of you, when I look at some other people's lives they really seem to have it together and have everything going for...

The Art of Authentic Communication (Be The Glass Goblet)

The Art of Authentic Communication (Be The Glass Goblet)

  "You have two goblets before you. One is of solid gold, wrought in the most exquisite patterns. The other is of crystal-clear glass, thin as a bubble, and as transparent. Pour and drink; and according to your choice of goblet, I shall know whether or not you...

Speaking and Acting Are Not The Same Thing

Speaking and Acting Are Not The Same Thing

  There is a line that separates speaking and acting and it is very clear. A speaker steps over that line the moment they stop talking to the audience and instead invite the audience to watch the scene being created on stage. There is a term in acting called...

Introvert At Work. Hold That Thought.

  Imagine you're a marathon runner and you're just getting into that zone where you've settled into a comfortable rhythm. It's taken a few miles to settle into that rhythm but now everything is working well and you're really making good progress. All of a sudden...

Umm…Are Filler Words A Problem?

A couple of years ago I heard myself doing a pre-recorded radio interview and was shocked at how 'scripted' I sounded. I began to question whether the advice I've always been given to cut out filler words like um and ah had caused me to sound like a robot instead of a...

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