College of Public Speaking Blog

Anxiety doesn't exist until you create it! - Try systematic desensitisation.

If you want to overcome any phobia, the method is called systematic desensitisation. It's what we have practised successfully for years. It works best with people who can create supportive environments. 

Quite frankly, public speaking isn’t for everybody.

It’s a lot…

Feel, felt, found - how to unstick a sticky situation

On my 5 Day Discovery courses, I invite my students to share any tricky communication issues experienced in their work. 
The idea is to throw the problem over to the wisdom of the group where it's discussed and mostly resolved.
The group usually…

Tapping into Training Budgets


So you want to attend a course, but your boss is a stick in the mud. She's asked you to justify why the training is necessary and explain good reasons for the expenditure.

Many years ago I asked my boss to go on a report writing course. 

This seemed like a good investment because…

Will you be eating or heating this Christmas?

Christmas scene

Will you be eating or heating this Christmas?

Theoretically, life is a breeze and Christmas is coming and yet so many people are unfulfilled and they are not looking forward to the festivities and its inherent expense.

We live in a stressful world.

If it's…