The Power Of Ritual – 6 Golden Rules

I know some speakers who are extraordinarily superstitious.  So how important is ritual? Ritual has its rightful place in the speaking business.  Stepping onto stage requires courage, preparation and calm.  So getting into the right mental and physical state becomes a ritual.  Here are 6 of my rituals which I always use before I speak. […]

4 Common Fears Around Selling From Stage And How To Overcome Them

Many of us have blocks around selling from stage – when this is one of the most sure-fire ways to make money! So let’s look at the 4 common fears around selling from stage: They Don’t Know How.If you are not currently achieving at the level you wish to, it is either because (a) you […]

Using Public Speaking to Leverage your Consulting Business

What do you find yourself saying over and over (and over) to clients? Instead of delivering that information one-to-one why not deliver that information once to multiple clients at the same time at an event? Invite your clients to bring their guests They get to network with each other and make new contacts, and you […]

Leadership: The Ten Major Causes of Failure

Last week we looked at 10 great leadership styles to model.  In the 2nd of this 2-part series, we’re focussing on the 10 major causes of leadership failure.  Read these to avoid the pitfalls! Disorganisation of DetailsNo leader is ever ‘too busy’ to do anything.  When you admit you are too busy, you show up […]

Stand Still! A Simple and Powerful way to Re-Centre Yourself

Stand Still There is nothing worse than a speaker who dithers and wanders aimlessly about the stage Standing still makes you feel more grounded… …which gives you more confidence… …which helps you to earn more money Be Strong, and Calm, and Centered. It makes you audience feel more comfortable with you.