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Developing Leaders & the ‘It’ factor

Posted by on Jun 13, 2016 in Blog, Consultancy & Training, Effective Communication, Featured, Mentoring, Speaking Engagements | 0 comments

Developing Leaders & the ‘It’ factor

Recently I had the fantastic privilege of being a judge at UTS for the Clayton Utz Intervarsity Negotiation Competition and also to present training on Developing your Personal Presence for NSW Young Lawyers at their mid- year assembly. Both very rewarding and fun for me.  Being in the observation seat of so many talented speakers and presenters was great. It’s always fascinating to me to see who has the ‘It’ factor. What is the IT factor? The ‘It’ factor is more than a speaker’s ability to speak clearly and professionally, which of course definitely provides a strong foundation...

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3 Keys to Improving Your Personal Presence

Posted by on Aug 5, 2015 in Blog, Consultancy & Training, Effective Communication, Mentoring, Speaking Engagements, Upcoming Courses | 0 comments

3 Keys to Improving Your Personal Presence

Have you ever noticed that when some individuals speak everyone listens. This can be frustrating when you feel you have something important to say and may feel you have trouble being heard or making an impact. If you’ve ever found yourself in this situation then consider the following keys. The 3 most important things to understand to improve your communication are: 1. It’s not what you say but also how you say it. The tone of your voice, the variety and interest you create and your vocal quality are fundamental factors in how you come across to others. 2. Body language tells your...

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Do you work in a sophisticated workplace?

Posted by on Jun 2, 2015 in Blog, Consultancy & Training, Effective Communication, Legal Services, Mentoring, Speaking Engagements | 0 comments

Do you work in a sophisticated workplace?

Bullying and harassment have serious consequences for individuals and workplaces. It is up to everyone to change this and create a productive culture in which people feel safe and do their best work. As an effective communication consultant I have experienced and studied the direct relationship between communication skills and productivity in the workplace. On the 1st January 2014 specific legislation came into force allowing the Australian Fair Work Commission to deal with bullying and harassment complaints. Accompanying the release of the legislation, it was stated that it is time for...

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Secrets of Six-Figure Women

Posted by on Aug 23, 2014 in Blog, Consultancy & Training, Effective Communication, Featured, Mentoring, Speaking Engagements | 0 comments

Secrets of Six-Figure Women

Book Review   “Success rarely comes to the passive or pessimistic” I don’t usually write personally here but there is something that I am so passionate about I thought it was time I did. I am passionate about women being all they can be and especially about them being financially independent. This is a real life book review. In early 2010 I came across a recommendation for a book on a website that I cannot recall, but I took a punt and ordered it from Amazon and well the rest of the story is outlined here.  “Secrets of Six Figure Women” by Barbara Stanny is straight forward,...

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Invest Wisely – Improving Your Vocal Quality is a Great Investment.

Posted by on Aug 7, 2013 in Blog, Consultancy & Training, Effective Communication, Mentoring, The Studio, Upcoming Courses | 0 comments

Invest Wisely  – Improving Your Vocal Quality is a Great Investment.

Everyone,  absolutely everyone,  can improve the quality of their voice and communication skills, but why would you? Napoleon Hill who wrote some of the best selling books of all time “Think and Grow Rich” & “The Laws of Success”  considers the quality of an individual’s voice a key factor to success. The Master Key to Success #19  Cultivate your tone of voice so that your words have a pleasing musical sound and remember that the sound of your voice is an open window through which other people look into your very soul. It will be a profitable investment.  ~ Napoleon...

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