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Today I had the privilege of coaching another accomplished musician and actor who has no difficulty singing to an audience of hundreds, but suffers dreadful anxiety when speaking in public. I put together a quick list of some of my favourite tips and ideas. Although...read more
An attendee at one of my workshops on Public Speaking for Introverts asked for tips on how to avoid "um-ing" and "ah-ing". It is very easy to fall into the habit, or to use other distracting fillers, especially if you are delivering material that you are less familiar...read more
This is a story of two Colins. The first, I’ll call Colin Rhys. The second, I’ll call Colin Jones. Colin Rhys, a self-described “big introvert”, is a special-needs teacher. He prefers to work alone or one-on-one. He suffers terrible anxiety when his work requires him...read more
Recently I had the privilege of interviewing my friend, and inspirational teacher and singer, Colin Rhys-Jones, about public speaking for introverts and performance anxiety in different contexts. More to follow on that in another post. In the meantime, if you are...read more
In my workshop on Public Speaking/Presenting for Introverts, I pass around a hat or small bucket containing laminated cards. Each card has a question or comment on it relating to public speaking. Some are straightforward, others a little quirky. The cards are selected...read more
Recently, I had the privilege of presenting for several hours, through an interpreter, to high-ranking officials in the Chinese revenue service. I am pleased to say that I had the benefit of a very skilled interpreter – Barbara Grieve, Chief Executive of AXCEN...read more
Visualisation Make your visualisation specific. Some people visualise audience members coming up after a presentation and complimenting them on a great presentation. The Voice Business voice coach, Juliet Jordan, advised me that clients find one of the most powerful...read more