Category: Capacity-building

When you are presenting or delivering a speech, one of the most powerful, and frequently overlooked elements you have at your disposal, is the power of your voice. In working with any client, even over a short period of time, one of my key strands to improving their delivery is to enable them to find […]

Lisa Braithwaite has a doozy of a post over at Speak Schmeak about a client who came to a startlingly simple realisation: My client has spent the last fifteen years creating a paralyzing fear of public speaking in her mind. Yesterday she said to me, “I wish someone had just said along the way ‘Suck […]

Oh thank God it’s not just me! RSS Readers may need to click through to the post When did this Valley Girl delivery become the accepted norm? When Alicia Silverstone did it in Clueless, it was a p-a-r-o-d-y. She was laughing at these bozos. Maybe an entire generation missed the joke. Stop. Tape yourself delivering […]

The purpose of education is to replace an empty mind with an open one(Malcolm Forbes) I’m not one of those people who needs to know every detail of how something works before I can be happy. I’m not remotely interested in the ones and zeros that make my computers function, nor do I have a […]

Years ago, while working for a big corporate, I used to deal with a PR Agency. The business we were in was very technical and highly regulated, so everything we said, wrote or released for consumption outside the company required about 29 levels of approval. (OK, maybe not quite 29, but a lot!) As such, […]

You walk a tightrope in your career. If you lean too far over onto the ‘Confidence’ side, you can be seen as brash or arrogant and take a fall. If you lean too far over onto the ‘Humility’ side, you can be seen as lacking essential confidence or being unready for more responsibility and take […]