Frances was prepared and rehearsed, which is what you should be for a 45 second thank you speech (though you’ll notice the powers that be let the big guns go for longer). This was a calculated and well performed speech, but doesn’t feel contrived. I want to draw attent...
I am a passionate believer that learning to speak well in public is critical, whether to a team, a board or on the larger stage. How can you lead your team if you can’t persuade and influence? Pitch an idea? Explain a vision? Here’s what I did. I kept at it.
Adele is more than a voice. She's the real deal. You get the feeling that the way she talked to 95,000 people in a stadium is the way she'd talk if you were in her backyard. She's in a glittering ball gown but walks a bit like a bloke. I love her.
White, all-male panels have long been the norm, rather than the exception at conferences, and whilst this may be due to a variety of reasons, women could also be sabotaging themselves with an "I’m not good enough" attitude.
If you're an engineer, project manager, scientist, lawyer, academic, economist, stockbroker, insurance underwriter, accountant, meteorologist, actuary or statistician you may dread public speaking, and seriously, the audience may dread you speaking in public!