Blog: Public Speaking Tips & Advice

The dangers of pitching for the inexperienced entrepreneur

The scene was set. I had given up my job in the corporate sector and I was going to make it big with my new start up. I was a success. I worked long and hard and I’d seen former colleagues leave, taking vast business experience with them, and making a success of their fledgling businesses.

One month into my working hiatus,…

A Wednesday Afternoon

Wednesday afternoons didn’t usually work that well for Sue. It was her own fault really, she mused, as she walked along the advertising agency’s uplit corridor, a skinny latte in one hand and a bulging and expensive briefcase in the other. The lighting,…

War Metaphors and the fear of public speaking

I’ve been battling with my fear of public speaking for years; stuck in my foxhole, at war with myself. In no-man’s land, bombarded and besieged by a firestorm, a crossfire of negative thoughts. It’s like a time-bomb. The longer the delay, the greater the damage. My head could explode any moment. I need some guerrilla tactics.

My first speech was a dud. That came as a bombshell. My…