What Should I Do With My Hands?

Don’t think about a pink elephant.  The image of a pink elephant is now embedded in your mind and you can’t erase it…right? When you’re talking with someone or giving a presentation your mind can play … read more

Content: Why It’s More Important Than Body Language

When it comes to public speaking you may have heard that body language is more important than your content or words. However, it’s actually a myth that’s made the rounds so many times that it’s believed … read more

Would you pay to speak at an event?

You shouldn’t pay to speak. All speakers should be paid although payment can take many forms. When a colleague sent an email to tell me a Vancouver TEDx event is charging their speakers to stand … read more

What is your worth as a public speaker?

Hands up if you think you’re paid well. Now, hands up if think you are being paid what you’re worth? Recently, I found Casey Brown’s TED talk, Know Your Worth and Ask For It. She begins her talk … read more

Gratitude Helps Silence Anxiety at the Podium

  Have you read “The Presence Process” by Michael Brown? I’m just into the first few chapters. I’ve had a keen interest in mindfulness over the past number of years, in part, how it relates … read more

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