Global TV segment: How to overcome nerves when speaking in public

A super-fun (and early) morning on Global TV Montreal, discussing how to prepare for a speech, why telling a joke at the beginning is a BAD idea, and how to be gentle (yet still helpful) if someone asks for YOUR feedback on their speech. Complete with an intro taken from one of my Speaking Resource […]

On the radio with Life Unrehearsed (CJAD 800 Montreal) — Talking about how to step out and get noticed through public speaking

A great time was had by all on CJAD800 Montreal radio on the Life Unrehearsed program (I come on in the last half hour in this video). We talked about common myths of public speaking, how to shift your mindset so that you could approach your presentation with more confidence, and the best first steps […]

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How to SQUASH Nerves and Deliver a Great Lecture (my interview with Top Hat)

I’m so excited to have been interviewed by Top Hat, a teaching platform that helps professors engage students with compelling content, tools and activities. “With class back in session, first-time profs may be feeling the pressure. An expert weighs in on how to deliver your best lecture possible, and minimize nerves in the process…”  Subjects […]

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The 2017 Toastmasters World Champion of Public Speaking is Crowned — and here’s the breakdown of WHY this speech won

In August 2017, Manoj Vasudevan was crowned the 2017 Toastmasters International World Champion of Public Speaking. Manoj rose above 30,000 contestants to take this prestigious title in the finals of the world’s largest public speaking contest. Business Insider Magazine provides a very thorough, insightful analysis of WHY this particular speech edged out the competition, and […]

Why ‘Very Good’ Isn’t Good Enough When it Comes to Public Speaking (Guest Post)

This is a guest post by Samuel Eddy, the man behind Open Change Workplace Wellness. Through his company he combines his counselling background and corporate experience to deliver keynote speeches and corporate programs that promote positive ways to combat anxiety, stress and disruption in the workplace. Communication is key is a mantra that Sam is […]

What do firemen, supermodels and naked audiences have in common?

It’s the most common question I get asked by those who deal with a fear of public speaking: “Should I picture my audience naked?” If we were speaking to a room of supermodels and firemen fresh off the annual fundraising calendar, it would certainly be a worthwhile effort. As a presenter, you have a lot to think about […]

Suzannah’s Interview with Mohammed Qahtani, 2015 Toastmasters World Champion of Public Speaking 2015

In August, Mohammed Quatani was crowned the winner of the 2015 Toastmasters World Championship of Public Speaking with his speech, The Power of Words. Mohommed rose above 30,000 contestants to take this prestigious title in the finals of the world’s largest public speaking contest held in Las Vegas, Nevada in  August 2015. Unable to speak […]

Master Your Public Speaking Skills: My interview on Bold Radio Station!

That was cool. On July 15, I was interviewed by Belle Kohen of the Midlife Makeover Show on Bold Radio Station. The great conversation included: 1. What type of people I work with, and WHY they’re coming to me for help with their presentations. 2. Top-level tips on how to prepare for a presentation. 3. […]

Speaking of Impact magazine: A cool (and free) resource for speakers & meeting planners

Just passing on some free resources to you, so you can stay connected with the speaking industry. 🙂 You can get a FREE subscription to the quarterly Speaking of IMPACT magazine! Speaking of IMPACT the voice of Canadian meetings Speaking of IMPACT is a magazine devoted solely to excellence in all aspects of planning and […]

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Why ‘Speaking From the Heart’ Can Ruin Your Presentation

When public speaking, “speaking from the heart” is nice in theory, but using that as your speaking plan can create HUGE risks to your presentation, your focus, and your credibility. Learn the simple tricks to make sure that when your heart DOES speak, it keeps your presentation focused, structured, and engaging. Do you allow yourself […]

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