Why Do Women Shy Away from Public Speaking Engagements?

In recent years, movements such as the #metoo movement have sought to disarm patriarchal institutions from ‘owning it all’. North America is at something of a tipping point, with equitable societies seemingly within reach. The … read more

23 Tips for Calming your Nerves Before a Speech or Presentation

You’ve been invited to pitch an idea to your boss or deliver a presentation to an industry association. Your first reaction is to jump at the opportunity but as the day gets closer your pre-presentation … read more

Advice for Giving and Getting Feedback to Become a Better Public Speaker

Your personal and career growth will take a leap forward when you separate your ego from logic while giving or receiving feedback. I often see the ability to separate from being defensive, as opposed to … read more

How to Organize and Structure A Presentation for Maximum Impact

Have you attended a presentation where you had difficulty following along or understanding what the speaker was trying to communicate? Were you lost along the way and couldn’t understand the key points (and covertly looked … read more

Speaking Up in Meetings: The Challenges Women Face

I got a shock when I returned to university. I was in my early 50’s and had naively thought that lecture hall dynamics would have changed since the decades before when I had sat in … read more

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