Virtual Presence and Presenting

Your most influential communicator is still your body and voice It sure is and here’s why:Communication happens over two channels, verbal andnonverbal, resulting in two distinct conversations going on at thesame time. While verbal communication is obviously important, it’snot the only message being sent. Without the ability to read bodylanguage, we miss crucial elements to conversations that canpositively or negatively impact a business. Face-to-face interaction

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5 Tips to nail your virtual presence

The eyes have itMost of us are comfortable with eye contact lasting around 3 seconds, but when we like or agree with someone, we automatically increase the amount of time we look into their eyes and, in general, people tend to look longer and with more frequency at people or objects they like.Disengagement triggers the opposite: the amount of eye contact decreases, as we tend

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How to gesture in the online world

Yes, even in this online world we still need to gesture! I’m going to share best practice when it comes to gesturing on video meetings, presentation and more. But firstly, why do we gesture? We gesture for 3 reasons.

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The Relevance of Introversion in Leadership

What does it take to be a good prostitute? OK, settle down, maybe I do not know (and if I did, I grew up before Facebook, so there would be no records – ha ha!). But, I am a Keynote Speaker, and presenting is all about giving to your audience, satisfying their need, pretending you enjoy it and getting paid. Spot the difference. Kitty Flanagan

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To Forgive Or Not Forgive?

The shenanigans on screen between David Leyonhjelm, Sarah Hanson Young and Angela Bishop have been hideous to experience. I note that we all have freedom of speech and please be aware that my comments are not politically based (OK, rarely). My issue is with the way we, as a nation, are assaulted by appalling behavior on our media on a regular basis. The example that

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Unnecessary Clothes Adjustment

You are on your way to the front of the room and it is your turn to speak. Many of us think the show starts, literally, once we turn around to begin speaking. But it does not. People’s attention is on you from the minute you stand and often that is when we fiddle. Many people’s hands go to the back of their pants and

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Perception vs Reality

It is a question I am asked often, “Can we size someone up within seconds of meeting?” There is without doubt ‘tells’ from our body language, voice and breathing that will help us to instantly create a perception within our mind about whom we are dealing with. It is why you instantly feel comfortable with some people, whilst you get that feeling that something is

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Stop Ignoring These 7 Inspiring Truths

People know who they have the potential to be. The challenge is seeing that process through. Self-development is an art. It takes time. It requires patience. It asks you to step outside your comfort zone. It is challenging — and that’s the point. However, the biggest challenge when it comes to self-development is the process itself. People really struggle with the path and all its twists and turns,

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How to be 1% Better Every Day

“Compounding is the greatest mathematical discovery of all time.” — Albert Einstein The quest to become a better version of yourself often feels like a roller coaster ride. It’s hard. And it’s usually so uneven. You can end in failure. But life is a journey, not a marathon, so you always have another opportunity to restart and improve. Many people practically look out for secrets,

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