Do you sound too defensive?

Do you sound too defensive?

The tone of your voice can have a huge impact on how your message is received. A defensive tone of voice often leads to misunderstandings, conflict, and strained relationships. You can come across as prickly, and unapproachable. Understanding what a defensive tone is,...
Facing the Fear: Can a Lifelong Fear of Public Speaking Be Cured?

Facing the Fear: Can a Lifelong Fear of Public Speaking Be Cured?

For a lot of us, the thought of getting up and speaking in front of people is akin to facing a dragon – a daunting challenge that triggers anxiety and fear. If you find yourself trembling and feeling sick at the very thought of talking in a room full (or even...
But I’m not extrovert. Can I still be a brilliant public speaker?

But I’m not extrovert. Can I still be a brilliant public speaker?

We all know those speakers: they’re captivating; they have us hanging on their every word as they effortlessly command the stage.We’re envious of  their ability to engage the audience, convey their message with conviction, and leave a lasting impact. It’s easy...
Are you stuck in the Speaking Cycle of Fear?

Are you stuck in the Speaking Cycle of Fear?

A couple of days ago, my friend Sarah messaged me for some advice. In her new role, she has been asked to present to the board. Her exact words were: “I’m really hoping I get hit by a bus or something so I don’t have to go”. And she wasn’t joking. Sarah isn’t alone in...