Article originally appeared on the Speaking Well in Public Facebook page, February 2015 Five key tips for success. How you sound affects how your message is received. Taking control of the way you speak will help you to capture and keep attention and deliver that message with ease.
Article originally appeared on the Speaking Well in Public Facebook page, March 2015 Your natural voice quality plus the way you use your voice can affect your audience’s response to your message – and to you. Imagine a cross section through the world, from the clouds right down to the sea bed. Where does your … Continue reading
Article originally appeared on the Speaking Well in Public Facebook page, April 2015 Our reactions to stressful situations tend to happen in a repeating cycle of habits: A – An Activating event happens B – This triggers your Beliefs about it C – The Consequence is your physical response; how you feel about what you’re … Continue reading
Article originally appeared on the Speaking Well in Public Facebook page, August 2015 Speaking well in public is a vital business and social skill, so it’s important to be aware of the impact you have when you speak. Here are three voice habits to beware and avoid when you’re speaking in public, to your colleagues, … Continue reading
Article originally appeared on the Speaking Well in Public Facebook page, July 2015 Redundancy – getting laid off – is now a fact of life, whereas a few years ago, in many sectors, it just didn’t happen. Now it does, and if you aren’t ready when the unthinkable happens, you may go under. Even if … Continue reading
Part of an occasional series of articles for the aspiring and new manager. No matter how high their grade or how well they’re paid – new staff will always need managers’ support, guidance and facilitation into their new organisation, team and role. Here are five top tips to help you get it right.
I recently watched a series of presentations and was struck by the variety of the speakers’ personal styles. First the leader, chatty, warm and amusing, talking big themes with gentle assurance and a deceptive simplicity. Next, the expert, reading out a formal scholarly paper with laptop and lectern, with entertaining TV clips in memorable contrast.
High stakes event coming up? Conference makers and breakers coming up next … Do your sound/PowerPoint check before they come in. ‘Is this thing on?’ isn’t a question for the audience.
Article originally appeared on social media; Philippa Hammond @TalkingSpeaking, Jul 17, 2015 Learning and Development events: go to many? Deliver many? Find that many disappear into a black hole when they’re over? Think ‘learning’ not ‘training’ – learning we do for ourselves.
Article originally appeared in social media, Philippa Hammond, @TalkingSpeaking, June 2015 Communications strengthen relationships and productivity are in the top three employability skills. Ten tips for effective communications coming up: Tone of voice = the personality of the organisation or writer should come through House style = the organisation’s dress code Grammar = final touches, … Continue reading
Team Building used to consist of everyone piling into a room, death by PowerPoint from our Glorious Leaders and thinly veiled threats of what would happen if we didn’t shut up, get on with it and meet the expected Mission Impossible revenue/savings/productivity/overtime targets. These days we have to be more inclusive. How do you balance … Continue reading