bad public speaking advice is hurting you

Why the Public Speaking advice you’ve been given might be holding you back

Family, friends, and colleagues may have shared with you some public speaking advice. Its well intentioned but, often, misguided. The poor advice that they are giving you is actually hurting your development and stopping you from achieving the results you want. In this episode of the Trusted Influencer show I share some of the worst public speaking advice I heard and why its so detrimental to your development. Check out the episode below….

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7 Tips to Build a Connection with any Audience

Before you can convince someone, before you can persuade someone, before you can influence someone with your presentation to accept your ideas, your initiatives, you’ve got to first build a connection with them. In this article I will show you seven different ways that you can use to build a connection with your audience when…

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Three Techniques to stand out from the competition when you speak

Whether you like it or not you are competing with many factors to get the attention of the people you want to reach and influence. From the events occurring in their lives, the simple distractions (like their phones), through to your competitors there are many distractions that will keep the attention of your audience away…

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Three Levels of Public Speaker – Which level are you?

David Brooks, a Toastmasters World Champion, first described these levels to me over a coffee several years ago. I like them because they provide the high level markers of our development and provide the rights aspirational targets someone wanting to know how to improve their public speaking skills. There are no false indicators created around…

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An active skill needs active practice

A couple of Sundays ago we took our daughter to a school in the eastern suburbs of Sydney. The school is one of the most expensive in Sydney, and it has one of the best views of Sydney harbour you could wish for! Imagine playing handball with that backdrop! The occasion was not to check…

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What does Public Speaking and James Bond have in common?

Do you remember the scene in Casino Royale where Daniel Craig (aka James Bond) is in the middle of a high stakes poker game with the villain of the movie, Le Chiffre. James is trying desperately to identify the Le Chiffres “give” to know when Le Chiffre has a bad hand and is bluffing.  …

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Learn the Lessons of Sherlock Holmes to improve your public speaking

How to avoid a Sherlock moment – Investigate your language

I have sympathy for Benedict Cumberbatch and the situation he finds himself in at the moment. It appears to be a circumstance where one, poorly chosen, word has landed him in hot water. And, the positive message he was trying to communicate has been lost in a flurry of condemnation for his choice of a single word.

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Improve your Public Speaking by applying these lessons from Apple

Apple keynote presentations and product launches are some of the best presentations in the world. They exhibit the best public speaking skills and techniques available. In this short video I share that those best techniques are, and how you can apply them so you improve your public speaking skills….

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Improve your Public Speaking Skills with these lessons from the World Cup

Want to improve your public speaking skills? See how the lessons learnt from the World Cup can help you become a better public speaker.

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