5 More Tips to Beat Fear of Speaking

No Fear1) Think of it as a conversation

For some reason, just hearing the words speech and presentation seems to create fear and anxiety in most of us. But almost everybody can carry on a conversation. So think of your ‘talk’ as just that, a conversation with more than person.

If you were talking to your mother, brother, cousin, friend, imagine how easily and comfortably you would be. Now imagine yourself having the same conversation with a room filled with people who are interested in what you have to say – no problem! Read More…

5 Tips to Beat Fear of Public Speaking

scared-womanWe succeed when we behave in line with the rewards we want, rather than the things we fear – even though facing our fears can often be, well, frightening!

Everyone, no matter how fearful we may be of public speaking to begin with, can defeat that fear and reap the rewards of being a good presenter.

I know because I’ve done it myself. If I can do it, you can do it too. I guarantee it. Here are 5 tips to get you started: Read More…

13 Speaking Lessons From Steve Jobs

Steve_ JobsSteve Jobs was a passionate and gifted presenter as well as a highly successful businessman.

He was particularly good at product launches (examples here and here) from which I have extracted the baker’s dozen of lessons below.

He didn’t reinvent the wheel every time he did a product launch. Rather, he used a proven formula that worked for his style, the content and the audience which invariably ended up eating out of his hand.

And isn’t that what we all want? Read More…

Speak the Language of Leadership

Beyond the blocks iconDo you want to be a leader? Are you a leader who wants to be a BETTER leader? Do you want to be more meaningful, clear and impactful when you talk? Do you want to inspire others when you speak? Learn how to motivate through better communication.

Most senior executives are educated, knowledgeable and skilled. Often they are experts with years of experience. They know what they’re talking about. Read More…

Beat the Fear

Beat the fear icon Millions of people around the world are terrified to speak in public (many many more than those who are afraid of spiders!). It’s a fear that knows no demographic or social boundaries: men and women of all ages, races, nationalities, religions, and occupations experience it.

Virtually everyone has heard the “statistics:” public speaking is the number one fear of most people, followed by – if sources are to be believed – death and snakes… Read More…

Bull’s Eye Business Presentations

This workshop is built around my simple, proven, memorable Bull’s Eye model. It will help you to get your message across on target – first time, every time!

The Bull’s Eye™ approach helps presenters and speakers:

  • engage audiences
  • communicate clearly
  • be concise
  • stay on track
  • present confidently Read More…

There’s Something in the Air

Steve-Jobs MacBook-Air

Steve Jobs launches the MacBook Air in 2008.


A baker’s dozen worth of tips based on this presentation here.

Notice his:

passion, enthusiasm, use of props, simple visual aids, no script, love of the product, ease on the stage, use of the space on the stage, pauses for applause, etceteras.

He was unbeatable with this type of presentation to this kind of audience. Not so much when read….

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