“If you don’t communicate confidently, why should anyone have confidence in you?”
G’day, I’m Mel. I’m on a mission to help ambitious entrepreneurs and business professionals to take centre stage, embrace the spotlight and present with more confidence, credibility and conviction.
During my 25 years working in business in various capacities, I’ve noticed so many business people doing themselves a disservice through ineffective pitches and presentations (or avoiding public speaking completely!) So I’ve developed a unique set of programmes for organisations and individuals to share with them confidence and communication tips I have learned over a lifetime of being on stage.
Through my interactive keynotes, masterclasses and one to one sessions, you will learn tools and techniques to:
- create a powerful pitch or presentation
- build confidence and self-belief
- connect with and engage an audience
- use your body, voice and mind to enhance your communication
- engage your heart and express yourself authentically
- make an impact and ensure your message is memorable
- avoid killing your credibility!
As an event organiser, you know how crucial it is to get the right speaker for your event. A speaker who engages, inspires and entertains while providing valuable takeaways for your audience.
My Taking Centre Stage programmes are all designed to help entrepreneurs and business professionals to present with more confidence, credibility and conviction.
Working one to one with me offers you an opportunity to explore communications challenges in a safe and supportive environment. One to one sessions are a powerful way to get lasting results fast.
What does your voice say about you? Whether you like it or not, people will make judgements about you based on your voice. They’ll make assumptions about where you’re from, how well educated you are or how confident you are. Regardless of the words you speak, your voice will impact on how engaging a speech or presentation is for your audience and how well your message is received.
Long ago I lost count of the number of people who have said to me “I HATE public speaking!” But what if I told you that you could learn to love public speaking?
If you fear or loath public speaking and avoid it at all costs, you may be missing out on opportunities to promote your business, progress your career or share a few words about a special person at an important occasion such as a wedding or a funeral.
It often surprises me how many presenters are happy to stand behind a lectern and deliver a speech; it really doesn’t do them any favours when it comes to communicating their message effectively. In this post I share 8 problems connected with presenting from behind a lectern.
Having the right speakers and break out session facilitators is crucial to the success of an event. Therefore, if you’re in charge of planning, it’s important to put time, effort (and money) into finding the right speakers who will engage and inspire your audience and ensure your event is talked about for years to come. In this post I share my top tips to help you book the ideal speaker.