ELEVATOR PITCHES: DON’T APOLOGISE!

Sometimes you need to listen to what is happening around you, and in the last two weeks I have almost lost count of the events I have been to where the content or the speaker has been focussed on sharing one thing – how to perfect your elevator, 1 minu Continue reading

BEING AN IN DEMAND SPEAKER

Facebook Live, YouTube channels, LinkedIn video, and the expansion in networking and meet-up groups has exploded the number of people who sincerely believe, because they have easy access to a platform with networking event organisers everywhere literal Continue reading

GETTING WHAT YOU WANT

Easter 2013. In the middle of some serious downtime – camping island style, with nothing but beaches, water, boats, sunshine and campfires, drinks, laughter, families and kids hanging out. And a gentle nudge by one of my friends to my eldest son to hel Continue reading

CALLING OUT THE CR^P!

By the time we hit the end of January my year was in full swing. I literally had days when every time I walked back into the office I had more referrals calling from my inbox, in messenger, and through LinkedIN. And so to start being able to keep track Continue reading

BUILDING OUR SUCCESS

Easily the most common and frustrating question I get challenged with once building my success is, “How long have you been training speakers?”. Well, the simplest and maybe less politically-correct answer would be – my whole f^cking career! But the dif Continue reading

IT’S NEVER JUST ABOUT THE SPEAKING

Every single element of what we learn when we learn to master the craft of language, when we choose to step up our speaking skills, opens a world of understanding, connection, and ultimately possibility. Because the world has got it right, we learn thr Continue reading

BAD TO WORSE – CRISIS COMMUNICATION

I am in love with the world of speaking, and how powerfully we can shape our world and open up possibility simply by mastering the craft of communication. In the workshops and conversations we have around SpeakableYOU, I am quite passionate in my quest Continue reading

FROM GOOD TO GREAT – SPEAKER STYLE

I made a decision this year to immerse myself in the world of speaking. To ensure I became a part of the same speaker community that many of my clients hold aspirations to join, and to open myself up, as an educator, to the experience of what the great Continue reading

WHY YOU SHOULD RUN – NOW!

I have a confession to make. I will often buy a ticket to a conference or an event because I am more fascinated by the how and what a speaker or presenter will do, rather than how I feel about what they are saying, and I have been known to drive for ho Continue reading

MAKING POWERFUL INTRODUCTIONS

There is an almost hyper-level of activity surrounding networking, connecting and referrals for building business; it is not a new strategy – but it is one in which the craft of powerful introductions is being lost. I am increasingly working with small Continue reading

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