12 tips to help you speak in public

12 tips to help you speak in public

Not that long ago, I spoke at a conference.  There were all the things you’d expect at this particular gathering: Darkened room. Master of ceremonies. Stage. A professional AV team.  The fact that I was presenting is not newsworthy. I’m regularly involved in events...
Making and breaking the rules

Making and breaking the rules

I met a woman recently who was very quick to tell me what kind of person she was. It had been a long time since I’d heard someone start her sentences with words like ‘I’m the sort of person that…’ and ‘My husband and I are people who…’ This warm and open...
Top tips to help you get clarity

Top tips to help you get clarity

Lately, I’ve been coming across a lot of women who are describing themselves as lost.  For the most part the ladies in question aren’t literally lost. (Although I did actually help someone with directions the other day.) Rather, these colleagues and friends are...
How much education do you need?

How much education do you need?

“I think I need to go back to school and, you know, get another qualification….” You’d be amazed how often I hear these words – or some version thereof – come out of women’s mouths. (Side note – I don’t think I’ve ever heard a man utter the same...
Are visibility issues holding you back?

Are visibility issues holding you back?

Like discussions around money, the reluctance women have with being visible doesn’t come up that often in everyday conversation. Yet, if you pay attention in the corporate environment you’ll notice that these visibility issues are actually very, well, visible.    In...