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The Secret Advantage of a Non-Native Speaker's Coach
What is the value of a NON-mother tongue speaker's coach (like me) for a speaker to achieve speaking excellence? This is important for all speakers and event organisers who want to deliver talks that are understandable by a broad international audience.
How Can You Dramatically Improve Your Talk Delivery Just a Few Days Before an Event?
Case Study - How Sally dramatically improved her talk delivery just a few days before an important event, and how she went from good to awesome.
How Can Leaders Develop Their Public Speaking Skills for Impact?
Explore why public speaking is an essential tool for true leaders, how they can develop it and what benefits they will get from it. Gain clarity about these 3 points and multiply your mission’s impact beyond measure!
How to Gain Massive Clarity in Your Speech
In this post I’m going to explore a crucial element to gain massive clarity in your talk, that is knowing exactly your WHY. Your WHY is the reason why you do it in the first place. The post is particularly relevant for speakers who need to convey a critical message to an audience.
How CSR Officers Can Maximize Their Impact Within and Beyond the Organization
In today's ever-changing business landscape, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) has become a crucial aspect of organisational success. Discover the strategies and best practices for CSR officers to amplify their impact within their organisation and in the wider community.
How Marketing Managers Can Enhance the Quality of Their Corporate Events with Speaker Coaching
Corporate events play a vital role in a company's overall marketing strategy. As a marketing manager, it is your responsibility to ensure that these events are of the highest quality to effectively promote your brand and engage your target audience. One way to enhance the quality of your corporate events is by integrating speaker coaching into your event planning process.
How to Leverage Your TEDx Talk
Congratulations on landing a TEDx talk! Consider your TEDx experience a trial run, a valuable practice that has set you up for the real deal: unedited, unpredictable, and utterly exhilarating live public speaking events. The skills you honed and the confidence you gained are about to be put to the ultimate test.
5 Reasons You Shouldn't Work With Me
Are you looking to work with a Speakers Coach? Maybe you’re wanting to deliver a great speech at the upcoming big event and you need some coaching to get there. If that’s the case, a speakers coach could help.
How to Record Your Talk for Impact
Sometimes we need to create a recorded version of our talk quickly and with limited resorces. How can you do it?In this post I am going to show you a great TED talk that was recorded during the pandemic with extremely simple techniques, yet an excellent result.
How to prepare a winning TED-style talk (3/3)
This is the third and final post of the series “How to prepare a TED-style talk.” In the first post you clarified your message and developed your own content. In the second post you developed your own voice and completed the final draft.Now let’s dive in to complete the journey!
What is Your Speech Objective?
So you decided you want to give a talk. It’s going to be the talk of your life. Or maybe just another talk in your public speaking career. Either case you want to make it impactful, because you want to move people to action. You certainly have an idea in mind about what you want to say. Or maybe you need to come up with one?
AI for Public Speaking, really?
Everybody is going mad about AI today. It looks like if you don’t talk about AI you’re out of the game. The same happened with many innovations that reached market maturity in the past. Nothing new.So why talking about AI in a newsletter about Public Speaking, which I firmly believe is an exquisitely human endeavour: Humans talking to other Humans to share a Mission?
What’s up this week
Quick update about what’s going on.The December Fundraisers campaign closed on 15 September. There are still a few seats available, get in touch if you are interested. I also plan to give away one complimentary seat to a particularly touching cause.
How to prepare a winning TED-style talk (2/3)
This is the second post of the series “How to prepare a TED-style talk”. In the previous post you clarified your message and developed your own content. Today we look to develop your unique Voice.
Beating Stage Fright
Stage fright, so horrible. The moment you step on stage it feels like being thrown in the lion’s den. All that responsibility on your shoulders. 100 or 1,000 people all ready to judge you. What did I do, I shouldn’t be here, it’s going to be a failure. Then it starts.
How to prepare a winning TED-style talk (1/3)
Since 2021 I have been the producer of TEDxCowes, a series of events focusing specifically on action for Ocean Sustainability. For these events I have coached 20 speakers (and counting), and I loved it!Not only that, also the speakers liked it!
Let's Get Started
Last weekend I officially started this newsletter, catering to Impact Leaders and Changemakers who want to multiply their impact through powerful talks that inspire the audience to action for impact.Let’s dissect this for a moment. Who are “Impact Leaders and Changemakers”?
A new adventure for impact!
In this newsletter and website I am going to write about my experience as a speakers’ coach to inspire people to action for social and environmental causes, for Ocean Sustainability, for our Planet, for our future.