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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 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 often speak to clients about breathing and speaking in public - and have worked with singers as a pianist: however, I've never heard of this sushi analogy before! A brief article which might be helpful as a reminder on why we need to breathe well to support our words.
Breathing is autonomic, and you might think you’ve got a pretty good handle on it. When it comes to public speaking, however, learning how to br...
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Great article about one reason women might be afraid of speaking in public. Good suggestions on fixing the problem, too. #publicspeakingfear #publicspeakingtips #presentationskills
If you're afraid of speaking up it might be because you are giving your audience too much power.
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I love bookshops - and libraries too! I thank my mum for taking me to the library when I was young, and instilling respect for books. I still love the tactile quality of a real one. Some of these photos are so inviting.
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Dealing with Public Speaking Anxiety
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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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Richard Branson's suggestions on specific words and phrases not to say when public speaking (which he's admitted before is something he's struggled with). I've not heard many of these from my clients, but I'd agree with him!
To celebrate the paperback release ofThe Virgin Way, I wanted to share a free excerpt to give you a taste of How to Listen, Learn, Laugh and Lead the Virgin Way. Whether you’re pitching, answering a Q&A, or talking to staff, you should work hard to maximise on your audience’s attention level...
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I've written about astronaut Chris Hadfield before in a blog post on creating certainty and control when you speak in public http://www.improveyourpublicspeaking.com.au/three-factors-reduce-public-speaking-fear/. He's got an interesting perspective on life, understandably! #publicspeaking   #publicspeakingfear   #publicspeakingtips  
Former astronaut Chris Hadfield's star is still riding high as he takes to the stage to talk about human exploration.
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I'm not necessarily big on the 'elevator pitch', but have to agree with Angela Priestley on this one. So crucial for politicians - already a breed known for deflecting questions: you just can't get away with not responding to "who are you?" from the interviewer when you're the PM of Australia. 
And we should all have an answer for this question if we're in business! Doesn't have to be heavy or existential - but something about what we stand for, our values. 
Tony Abbott's performance on 7.30 last night shows he really needs to work on his elevator pitch.
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Public Speaking workshops, public speaking & individual coaching
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Coach, trainer and workshop presenter, with a background as professional pianist
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  • 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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(+61) 3 9877 6246
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0403 185 782
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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/
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My background is in the performing arts as a pianist and chamber musician.
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  • The Royal Northern College of Music
    Music, 1983 - 1990
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