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How easy do you find it to take action?

Now that we have spent some time imagining what our awesome voice sounds like – we need to take action, but not little baby steps. We need to take a bloody great running jump! We need to scare our own pants off. The thing is we are so much more capable than we give ourselves…

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What is the cost of you NOT speaking up?

Tidying up my daughter’s desk I noticed her well used rubber. When we write in pencil we can simply rub out what we don’t like. We can let our perfectionism run riot across the page. Preferring neat and tidy as an end product. Not so easy when you are speaking. We have no way to…

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Are you a Good Girl or Boy?

Are you still playing but the rules? The ones that were created during your education…the ones that say there are right and wrong answers, that you should work hard and prepare, even over-prepare, that you should be pretty sure you are right before you answer. Education is a system that rewards good behaviour – as…

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How Is Your Mind Like An Attic?

Definition of Alignment: 1. arrangement in a straight line or in correct relative positions. 2. a position of agreement or alliance. Most business will have spent some time at the end of last year – or are about to start yearly and quarterly planning.  They will be thinking about how to align their personal and…

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Handling Questions

Here are three tips to managing questions well. Educate your audience. Let your audience, virtual or real, know how you would like questions; interspersed through the talk, seminar or pitch.  Or, save them to the end of the session for a specific Q&A.  But, be prepared that they don’t listen to that too! Prepare for…

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The Surprising Element of Pitching.

Last week I had the absolute pleasure of attending an event called MeetFounders hosted by Andrew Bott. It is a virtual platform that looks to help investors and founders meet and make magic! For a voice and body language geek, it was a perfect place to watch multiple pitches and hear what VC’s were looking for…