A comfortable speaking pace to listen to is about 120 words per minute. When we’re nervous or excited, we tend to speak faster. While a faster pace can come across as enthusiastic, speaking too quickly can be very challenging for your audience to listen to. If you speak too fast, your audience may stop listening or miss your point. Especially if your audience does not speak your "language."
We are all speaking more on camera, whether we like it or not – on webinars, Zoom/Skype/Team calls and meetings. Presenting and speaking in this format is very different from presenting on a stage or in a meeting room. Now that you’re limited to a small screen, your audience misses that energy and expression that… Continue reading Zoom Doesn’t Mean Gloom: Keep Your Presentations Fun and Full of Energy in Front of a Virtual Audience
Whether you like it or not, in business you need to pitch. In job interviews you’ll be asked a version of “tell me about yourself” – that’s a pitch. In a corporate environment you’ll need to get the board or stakeholders to buy into your project or idea – that’s a pitch. If you’re selling… Continue reading Pitch to impress: A how-to guide
Get performance ready with this simple warm-up routine. You wouldn’t launch into an intensive work-out session at the gym without doing a gentle warm up first, would you? We all know that if we don’t warm up our body before we use it, we are likely to injure ourselves. So why don’t we do… Continue reading Get Performance Ready!
Most days we don’t think about what we do with our hands. We use them when we need them - to get dressed, to drink a cup of coffee, to pick up a bag, to hold a pen, to open a door, to shake hands, to hug someone. We also use our hands naturally in… Continue reading What do I do with my hands?