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Tips from Ireland’s Top Coaches (Part 1)

This next post is a very special one for the blog. I’ve gathered together some of Ireland’s leading public speaking and presentation coaches to garner some top tips and advice.    Catherine Moonan is the Pitch Coach on RTÉ’s ‘Dragons’ Den’. Catherine has coached over 500 contestants on all the series to date and helped them […]

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Communicate You Interviews Hilari Weinstein

I’m delighted to introduce an interview with Hilari Weinstein. Since 1998, Hilari has trained more than 2,500 professionals through her business High Impact Communication. Her training specialises in helping clients: Gain greater confidence and be more comfortable Communicate with greater clarity and authenticity Be effective communicators in a variety of contexts Make their message memorable  During my […]

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6 Steps To Successful Public Speaking

When faced with delivering a speech or presentation many of us worry about what we are going to say or how the audience will react. There is no need to be worried! This post outlines a simple, yet hugely effective method that you can apply to help you prepare and deliver well structured, compelling presentations. There’s a famous quotation on public […]

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Communicate You Interviews Gary Genard

I’m delighted to feature Dr. Gary Genard on the blog. The Genard Method is a Boston, Massachusetts-based public speaking training organisation. Gary, its founder, is an actor and speech coach who uses performance-based techniques to help professionals of all types become more dynamic speakers. He also has a specialty in helping people overcome fear of public speaking and […]

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4 Hidden Benefits of Public Speaking

There are many hidden benefits from learning to speak in public and you may be surprised at how relevant they are. Taking that first step into the public speaking arena can seem daunting but this is a skill that could potentially have a huge impact on the rest of your life. So why would you want to […]

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How to Prepare for a Speech (Part 3)

Preparation is without doubt the most important element to a successful presentation, and the best way to reduce nervousness and combat fear. This blog post series is designed for people seeking a comprehensive, simple guide for preparing a speech or presentation. It takes the reader through a 15 step process which begins by defining the […]

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Welcome to the World of Toastmasters

What is Toastmasters? Toastmasters International is a worldwide organisation devoted to public speaking. The first club was started by Ralph Smedley in California in 1924 at a local YMCA to meet the need for speech and leadership training for young men. His initial “Ten Lessons in Public Speaking” still forms the core of the Toastmasters […]

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Overcoming the Fear of Public Speaking

Numerous studies confirm what we already know: People fear speaking in public. In one academic study, over 40% of people claim public speaking is their biggest fear. This post addresses two important questions: Why do people fear speaking in public?  What can you do to overcome the fear? To overcome the fear of public speaking, we must first understand the root cause. Why the Fear of Public […]

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How to Prepare for a Speech (Part 1)

Preparation is without doubt the most important element to a successful presentation, and the best way to reduce nervousness and combat fear. This blog post series is designed for people seeking a comprehensive, simple guide for preparing a speech or presentation. It takes the reader through a 15 step process which begins by defining the […]

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Why Are Public Speaking Skills Important?

Believe it or not but public speaking is one of the most important skills you will ever develop in your life. Public speaking is so important that it could be the deciding factor in many things such as your career development, your business growth and even in the relationships you have with your friends and family. […]

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