We all know the importance of practice to master anything in life. Whether it’s learning to play the piano, kicking a ball into the goal, or solving math equations. The most accomplished musicians, athletes, and mathematicians have one thing in common: they practice, practice, practice. Regular, effective practice is invaluable. You can't hire someone to… Continue reading The Secret to a Winning Presentation
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!
You speak differently when you call your dog for dinner and when you ask your boss for a promotion. You might not know it, but you’ve got more than one voice. You wouldn’t discuss a pay raise with your boss in the same way that you would call your dog home for dinner, would you?… Continue reading Are you talking to me?
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?
Nobody wants to listen to a robotic, monotonous voice. It's boring, unconvincing and, frankly, difficult to listen to for any length of time. As much as 38% of our message is relayed by our voice, according to research undertaken by Dr. Albert Mehrabian, a UCLA professor and researcher. That means that how we speak has… Continue reading Colour your voice with the 4 Ps: Pitch, Pace, Power, Pause