Gong Xi Fa Cai!

Gong Xi Fa Cai! Or in other words, Happy Chinese New Year! January 23rd marked the year of the dragon and with the dragon comes lots and lots of babies. Why? Because children born in dragon years are supposed to be particularly lucky. In fact, in previous dragon years, countries like China and Hong Kong […]

The Truth About Those New Year Goals . . .

It’s the start of a new year and time to dust off our new year’s resolutions for yet another year… Or is it? I don’t know about you, but I’ve read countless articles and emails in the past week all advising me how to create the perfect new year goals and yet none of them […]

Happy Christmas!!

Happy Christmas! It’s that time of the year when unless we bring ourselves back to the present, it’s easy to get swept away in the busy-ness and the planning of the perfect holiday season.  Remember – this is a perfect opportunity to be present to what’s occurring in your life- and grateful.  So as you’re […]

Tips On Public Speaking – How To Break The Ice!

In any form of public speaking at a live event you will want to spend time warming up the room. These are what we commonly call ‘icebreaker activities’. There are various reasons for icebreakers but the most obvious is because you want to get the audience on your side and loosen them up a bit. […]

4 Common Myths Around Speaking From Stage

Wowsers. I just realised this morning that I’ve been speaking from stage for around 10 years now! Apart from making me feel quite old it also reinforces just how much experience I’ve had on the speaking circuit . . . I’ve spoken on other people’s stages, I’ve run my own highly successful events, I’ve even […]

The Secret of Success Stories In Your Presentation

There’s nothing more influential than hearing how someone else has become successful to inspire people to action during your presentation. If you had to include ONE presentation skill into your next presentation, make it this one! The key benefits of using success stories are: They hammer home your credibility. They convince your audience that you […]