But did you know that music can offer a Public Speaker many different gifts from rehearsing techniques to performance excellence? Use music to unleash your talent as a speaker.

Accents are the world’s symphonies of voice. They sound very different just like musical instruments. However, they express a beautiful quality that no man made instrument can duplicate.

Coming soon! Learn the STRATEGIES, TECHNIQUES, and MIND SET for overcoming the fear of public speaking. Researched for over 30 years, this book will offer practical, easy to understand and apply immediately strategies and techniques for eradicating and reducing the fear of public speaking.

Public Speaking is the number one fear amongst the majority of people. We’ve heard the statistics for years that speaking in public is frightening and often debilitating. It crosses ethnicity, gender, and race. In my years of researching this topic, I have found there often is a trigger that seems to occur around puberty. It can happen earlier or later but consistently hundreds of my clients, recall the first experience with a public speaking fear happening during puberty. It makes sense that during those years of hormonal imbalances, emotional and physical changes our minds and bodies react to perceived stress in a negative fashion. There are people who seem to be stress resilient and public speaking provides an opportunity for them to shine and feel important. If the fear of public speaking is not recognized, addressed and dealt with, it lies dormant and resurfaces throughout ones’ life whenever they are called on to make a presentation. Many people despise being judged by others. Our self esteem is very fragile and even successful professional speakers dread reading the comment sheets about their performance after a speech. Human nature focuses on the one or two negative comments rather than on the majority […]

All Public Speakers are unique. Just like no one in the entire world is exactly like you, the same holds true for professional speakers. Watching the recent Canadian and American elections gives us a glimpse into a politician’s weaknesses and strengths in their presentation style. They offer the newest tends in public speaking. They all have negatives and positives. We can learn a lot by watching their presentations. What do we dislike? What do we like? This evaluation helps us to zero in on our own preferences. There are always good and bad characteristics of every speaker. They speak too slow or too fast. They pause too often or stumble on their words with fillers. I prefer to focus on the positives in the following Public Speakers. If we look at Donald Trump. the President elect, his strength in his delivery lies in his conversational tone in his speeches to his audiences. He makes the audience feel he is talking directly to them. He at times appears parental in his wisdom and guidance. Justin Trudeau, the Canadian Prime Minister, is poised, formal yet sincere and theatrical. We as listeners feel his integrity and humanity. Anthony Robbins, this generation’s life coach […]

One of the secrets to maintaining any skill including Public Speaking is positive reinforcement, continual practice and striving to improve. Excellence in Public Speaking is a skill that can be learned. Many novice speakers learn the skill set through coaching and training with a professional presentation’s expert. The client may give several presentations that are good, well received and successful. They are satisfied with their achievements and quickly move to other endeavours. It doesn’t take long for old habits to return like rust penetrating a polished surface. Refresher programs in Public Speaking are one way to maintain your skills and even advance to a higher level. Another way is through Professional Development. This is a viable and important part of every Public Speaker’s tool box. It continues on as a life-long resource to help speakers enhance, perfect and excel. Nourish your garden of Public Speaking with new skills and techniques, observations and experimentation. Experiential learning is a valuable and important tool. Reap the rewards as you enjoy the journey as a fabulous and spectacular presenter reaching higher and higher on the ladder of professional speaking.

How many times have you listened to a public speaker reading and after a few minutes you find yourself falling asleep? As children we often were read to, prior to going to sleep for the night. It was an important part of the bedtime ritual following perhaps having a light snack, getting into your pajamas and brushing the teeth. Once we were under the covers a parent or caregiver would embark with the exercise of reading a story to us. Sometimes we had our favourite book and didn’t mind listening to it again. Often a new storybook was introduced. Sleepiness would penetrate our bodies and with great difficulty to resist, our eyes would slowly close and sleep would follow. If we were told a story, our minds would become energized and engaged in a creative, visual, visceral experience. This method usually resulted in several stories having to be told before we were satisfied. We were stimulated. The difference between the two latter story telling delivery methods are quite surprising. Reading often results in a monotonous, flat voice with one or two tones, with no gesturing. Telling a story provides animation, gestures, with many tones to the voice. Reading and speaking […]

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This is the third video of a five part series on learning public speaking excellence.

This is the second video of a five part series on learning public speaking excellence.

Learning the skills of public speaking can be compared with learning to play a musical instrument.  It takes time, practice and motivation. Public, generic one day workshops on public speaking offer some value with participants learning one or two new skills.  Do they last?  Most participants feel empowered following a workshop for one or two days and then the information is quickly forgotten.  The retention of applying new skills can only be applied by self motivation, reflection and practice. Customized, one on one coaching and training with a professional voice coach and trainer specializes in helping the client reach and maintain their goal.  The customization for each client is the key.  They first determine what the client’s weaknesses and strengths are to help enhance their strengths and eradicate their weaknesses.  Public, generic workshops do not have the time to assess each participant’s skills in depth.  They merely skim the surface.  Learning takes place when client’s have time for  reflection, observation through video feedback, assessment and evaluation and experiential learning. No time is wasted on material that has no relevance to the client.  How many times have you sat in a workshop thinking how you are wasting your time listening to information that does not […]

This is the first video of a five part series on learning public speaking excellence.

Thousands of people profess to be public speakers. A public speaker (sometimes termed oratory), is the process or act of performing a presentation in order to inform, influence or entertain. Being an expert in a subject area, does not make the speaker a good presenter. Too often experts or specialists in their fields give the impression that they are speakers because they are delivering a presentation. An audience assumes that the expert will have skills of professional speaking. They often leave an audience annoyed and disappointed as their expectations are not met. They don’t know how to speak with passion, energy or poise. They don’t use powerful voice dynamics, strong platform mechanics or outstanding presentational style. They need to have public speaking coaching prior to giving a presentation. Very few people have the skills of an effective or professional speaking level without training and coaching. I’ve listened to far too many experts, speak so poorly that the audience leaves in frustration. Standing in front of an audience is a privilege and needs to be respected with proper preparation. In my opinion any expert who takes the platform needs to develop their public speaking skills to an outstanding level. They need […]