Confidence without calm :)

Amy Wood Brooks works at the Harvard Business School and in 2014 she wrote a paper called "Get Excited: Reappraising Pre-Performance Anxiety as Excitement". Not the sexiest title for a document but … [Read more...]

Confidence in the heat of the moment

This is an embarrassingly simple tool for handing nerves, so that you can find your confidence. It's particularly handy for when you've in the middle of some big event or other. It could be an … [Read more...]

Getting confidence by getting more worked up

Worked up? Well, sort of.  I'm thinking of how you tighten your muscles in Progressive Muscle Relaxation? (Let's call it PMR for short.) This is a pretty short article because, frankly, it doesn't … [Read more...]

Confidence Month – inner and outer games

I don't think I'm saying any strikingly new when I suggest that confidence can come from two sources - inside and outside. I'm not suggesting their totally independent, of course: for example, … [Read more...]

Confidence Month – confidence vs assertiveness.

Let's start simple. I outlined what I mean by confidence here. And for me, assertiveness how you act - but before we look at the two together, we need to be sure what assertiveness is. What it isn't … [Read more...]

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More content coming  :)  Keep  watching this space! … [Read more...]

Presentation Genius – Quick and dirty FAQs!

With the launch of the upcoming Presentation Genius course, I'm getting a few questions about the workshop/training. (You don't know about the course? See here.) I'll answer them all individually, … [Read more...]

Are your presentations any good?

and how the hell do you know? Let's talk about success in presentations, and whether yours are any good.  Because, let's face it, one of the reasons we don't like making presentation is the fear of … [Read more...]

Feal the fear and… call it something else!

It's pretty common to be afraid of presenting. Some surveys put it as the most common fear; others as the third most common. But whenever people are asked, presenting is somewhere up at the top, in … [Read more...]