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Why Are Words Not So Important? The Importance of Body Language

July 14, 2014 | Pix Jonasson

Are there secrets to making a fabulous presentation? Use these body language tips to make your next speaking gig memorable for all the right reasons.

The majority of human communication is through non-verbally contacting. People generally respond and understand it very well, even though we didn’t have any formal education on nonverbal language. In order to efficiently connect with your audience, you must notice what you are saying with non-verbal cues. Much of communication comes through body language. How you […]



How To Ensure Your Speaking Business Survives During Tough Times

June 16, 2014 | Pix Jonasson

Ring your insurance broker TODAY and make sure that your business insurance policy does include Tax Audit protection.

You may be new in the speaking business or a well established whichever, however or whatever, you’ve got to know how to keep your business alive during economic recessions.  Anytime the cash flow in a business, large or small, starts to tighten up, the money management of that business has to be run as a […]



Get That Gig – How Do You Get Speaking Engagements?

May 19, 2014 | Pix Jonasson

Aiming to be a sought-after speaker? Here's some tips on snagging yourself some lucrative speaking gigs.

Corporate speaking is one of the most profitable enterprises, when it comes to the industry of public speaking. However, speaking in front of highly professional and intelligent people can be very daunting. At some point in time, you’ll find yourself entering this arena and you might like it because you can make a very good living […]



Where Can Clients Find You? Your Network Is Your Net Worth

March 17, 2014 | Pix Jonasson

Professional speakers don't just wing it, they fully prepare before each presentation.

What you may not know is how networking, basically good public relations, can truly help YOUR business – no matter your size or experience. Remember, it’s not what you know…or who you know…but who knows you! Networking can be, and should be, done anywhere. Locally, regionally, nationally, internationally! So here are some tips about networking to […]



Fearful But Need To Take Control? Just Breathe

February 18, 2014 | Pix Jonasson

Here's three fear busting strategies to use when you are called on to speak.

So far as fears go, public speaking ranks right up there with the worst of them (along with death!). If you are someone that suffers from nerves, focusing on these anxieties is unproductive. For you, the best way forward is to think up strategies to control those nerves, so that they don’t control you. It […]



When Do You Need To Take Control? Just Breathe

January 17, 2014 | Pix Jonasson

To bring about change you have to take time out reflect on why you unconsciously do what you do.

So far as fears go, public speaking ranks right up there with the worst of them (along with death!). If you are someone that suffers from nerves, focusing on these anxieties is unproductive. For you, the best way forward is to think up strategies to control those nerves, so that they don’t control you. It […]



What’s Your Style? Stand and Deliver!

November 29, 2013 | Pix Jonasson

By standardising the procedures in your office staff productivity and efficiency will improve.

Do you have a presenting style yet?  Don’t worry if you haven’t.  It comes with time and experience.  And if you have a good style, you can always improve it!  The primary purpose of any speech is to communicate your message to your audience.  Remember, message to market match.  There is no use being an […]



Great Speakers Believe in Themselves and are Confident

September 27, 2013 | Pix Jonasson

Want to be an in demand speaker? Here are 3 tips to get your started.

There is a plethora of speakers and topics out there and if you want to make it on the big stage you have to see yourself as the expert.  You have to be confident and believe in yourself.  Ok…so you may have some nerves, but you need to present yourself in the best way.  Remember, […]



Want to Speak? The Importance of Developing Your Biography

August 29, 2013 | Pix Jonasson

Speakers don't get bookings without having developed a well thought out BIO.

 So why would anyone want to hear you speak?  You must have a great message and, just as importantly, a great Biography (Bio).  In September 2010, I attended Ultimate Success Summit in Sydney, Australia.  What an amazing line up of some of the world’s most successful entrepreneurs…who also happen to be talented speakers.  Siimon Reynolds, […]



Forget ‘Public Speaking’ Just Share Your Message

October 15, 2012 | Sue Lester

6 tips to help you become a public speaking veteran.

For many people public speaking can be a very dreaded occasion, but sometimes it can’t be avoided. Discover six helpful tips to get you overcoming your stage freight and actually enjoying yourself while you share your message.