Sunday, 24 September 2017

Using a microphone for a speech

You are sitting at a wedding enjoying your meal and the speeches start.  You honestly love this young couple and are waiting to hear from their friends and family.  Then it all goes wrong!

Sunday, 10 September 2017

Speaking toolkit - John Lizzio

"A speaker's voice is his or her tool of trade (Ray McKeown)"

You want people to listen. Talk with a voice that they want to hear.

Friday, 21 July 2017

Preparing for Interviews

We had a couple of interesting job interview sessions at recent Rostrum meetings.

Your role as a public speaker in the community

If you are in a jumping contest, you win by clearing the bar at the highest level.  You impress the crowd. You have studied technique, practised your run-up, coordinated your arms with your legs and perfected the last move to clear the bar.

Fight or flight response in public speaking

fight or flight eagle and fish image
Fight or flight?
When you step up to give a speech your body is prepping you for action  - a flight or fight response.

Thursday, 20 April 2017

Coaching at Rostrum Public Speaking and in Sport

Rostrum Coaching and Sport 

Murray, Liam and Keegan share speaking tips
Let me tell you how being a Rostrum club coach has helped me in my role as a netball coach.

Friday, 7 April 2017

Speaking at a Special Occasion

Special occasion speakingIf you have been asked to speak at a special occasion you need to do a bit of thinking.

Sunday, 2 April 2017

Being a Speaking Coach

Could there be anything more terrifying than trying to critique a fellow club member?  How can you judge others when you are learning yourself?  These questions stuck in my head as I started on the trail to being a club coach.