Ten ways to create confidence in yourself ahead of a presentation. What works for you? Get in touch and let me know. #10 “Push yourself. Volunteer to present in other places.” #9 “Afterwards, note what went well, what you would change next time. And what you’ll do to
Why some speakers don’t get asked back and how to make sure you do. Are you an in-demand speaker? To be fair, it’s likely that only a few speakers can honestly answer ‘yes’ to this question. But speaking is becoming a more competitive activity. Organisers need to be able to trust the speakers they bring
Begin by taking control over your thoughts and feelings around questions (see Eating Questions for Breakfast.) Then turn this into action. Work through these five steps and questions will become a rollercoaster you can learn to enjoy. In fact, you’ll be able to open your eyes, let go of the handrail, fling your head back
Quick summary: There are three ways you can think about public speaking to stop you from doing it: “I’m modest about what I do” “Other people wouldn’t be interested in me” “I won’t be good at speaking” This piece suggests some different ways to look at your thinking, freeing you to become a confident speaker.
I started my career selling recruitment advertising on the telephone. On my desk there was a phone and boxes of cards with contact details for potential advertisers and notes from previous conversations. I went on to recruit, train and coach sales people to confidently start conversations on the phone and that approach worked just fine.
Membership of an Association is far more than a product or service. Membership groups are true communities. They are formed when people come together around a set of shared values and beliefs with the mission of strengthening and supporting these beliefs to achieve change and growth. But to have real value to its members, an
When it came to growing the membership community, my biggest learning was that membership had to be sold differently because it was fundamentally different to other things. It’s not simply a set of products or services, although these are involved. What makes membership groups different to most products and services is that they are at
Belonging to an Association is about so much more than a list of benefits. Yet conversations around membership start (and often stop) on the question of ‘What do I get?’ As an Association, how do you engage your members in a way that pulls them towards you, rather than pushing the membership benefits out? This
Practise makes a great speaker. It’s easy to do and easy to avoid. Here’s how to do it. I worked with an amazing group of people at my Public Speaking Masterclass this week. The group was made up of Association leaders that want to grasp and make use of speaking opportunities rather than walk in
When you’ve got an important meeting coming up, and you know that you’ll be called upon to present an idea, what are the key things you need to think about in order to make it a success? These are my tips for a successful outcome. They’re based around the four Ps of Preparation, Practise, Performance