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Sarah Denholm
Works at Improve Your Public Speaking
Attended The Royal Northern College of Music
Lives in Melbourne Australia
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I made a lot of mistakes when I first started speaking in public! Here are a couple you may relate to:
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What to say to a group when you don't know the answer to something...in this post the author describes his experiences with training a highly analytical audience, and what he did to build trust. What do you do when you're asked a question you struggle to answer?
In real estate, they say the three most important factors are location, location, location. In public speaking, the three most important factors may very well be preparation, preparation, preparation.
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For this introvert, ordering food is a huge source of anxiety. In this essay, she writes on her experience attempting to challenge her fear.
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I nearly always chat to clients about their public speaking self-talk. How you talk to yourself before you present can make a difference to how confident and in control you feel...and talking to yourself using your own name or the second or third person can help!
It’s not weird to refer to yourself in the second or third person.
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I believe that strategic movement as a speaker is more effective than random pacing or standing still throughout your talk - here are some aspects to consider.
Expert tips on how the right movement at the right time can help transform your presentation.
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I wrote this post last year, and on re-reading, thought about how the suggestions have helped some of my clients: and are still working for me. Confidence is, after all, often temporary and needs to be focused on regularly!
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Ever felt mis-interpreted? If you're shy, or introverted - or both - this article may give you new insights.
Despite common belief, shyness and introversion are not the same. Here, Susan Cain debunks one of the biggest misconceptions about quiet-natured people.
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Should you tell yourself you're better than your audience (not in an arrogant way, but in terms of being the courageous one standing in front of them at that time)? It may work: but only if you're already a confident speaker.
If you're not, you'll struggle to believe it and it may backfire, as the scared part of you fights the whole idea! For example: "But I'm not better than my audience!! And they won't admire me!!"
What do you think of this concept?
You shouldn’t act like a jerk to other people, but if you’re feeling nervous before a speech or presentation, a little arrogance can help ...
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A new study about how you can change your personality in ways such as becoming more sociable, harder-working or nicer - is it possible? Yes! And it happens through behaving in different ways until it becomes natural. Check out this article for more info.
The three most popular changes to their personality that people want to make. Here are the three most popular ways people want to change their personalities: 87% of people wanted to be more extroverted. 89% of people wanted to be
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A couple of quirky gadgets here - the ring mouse looks interesting - the armband a bit much!
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These five gadgets will help you to stay in control, focus on your content, and wow your audience.
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Public Speaking workshops, public speaking & individual coaching
Skills
Coach, trainer and workshop presenter, with a background as professional pianist
Employment
  • Improve Your Public Speaking
    Owner, 2009 - present
    Public speaking and presentation skills coaching and training. Locally in Melbourne, throughout Australia, and global coaching via Skype/FaceTime.
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Melbourne Australia
Previously
Manchester UK - Edinburgh Scotland
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Phone
(+61) 3 9877 6246
Mobile
0403 185 782
Email
Address
45 Francis Street Blackburn Melbourne Australia
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presentation skills trainer | coach | speaker
Introduction

I'm a public speaking and presentation skills coach and trainer based in Melbourne Australia. I run public and in-house workshops, coach individuals and speak to groups on these three fundamental speaking skills:

  1. Building confidence
  2. Engaging your audience
  3. Increasing your stage presence 


I use proven techniques from a wide range of research in:

  •  the latest neuroscience on presentation and communication skills
  •  psychology
  •  resilience
  •  the performing arts
  •  mindfulness practices
Through extensive research and successful client results, I've developed a clear framework and methodology to enable my clients to reach a whole new level of confidence, clarity and connectedness around their public speaking.

My original training is in the performing arts as a Classical pianist. A successful career as a young musician, which included performing in the Purcell Room at Festival Hall London, was nearly ruined by performance fear which took hold in my mid twenties. My way back was through learning how to speak in public. (I still occasionally play in chamber music or vocal recitals around Victoria.)

I have a Master's degree in Piano Performance. I'm also a certified trainer, with my TAE40110 Cert. IV in Training and Assessment. 


http://www.improveyourpublicspeaking.com.au/
Bragging rights
My background is in the performing arts as a pianist and chamber musician.
Education
  • The Royal Northern College of Music
    Music, 1983 - 1990
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Female
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