Here’s a quick summary: We’re updating our tagline to More Than Public Speaking — because 1) we ultimately coach clients to be better leaders and 2) we help clients with spoken communication in a broader sense. We’re moving our website from montisonline.be to speaker.coach. It’s clearer, international, and ambitious. We’ve released a public speaking email […]
Speaking to an audience creates stress for even the most seasoned speaker. By adequately preparing your message and empathising with your audience, you will have more impact on them. This is part of a longer article that was published on MT Magazine (Premium article for subscribers) Writer Mark Twain, who was never shy of a […]
First I was afraid I was petrified Kept thinking I could always live without you by my side But then I spent so many nights thinking how I did me wrong and I grew strong I learned how to do it right… (free adaptation of Gloria Gaynor’s famous song, reflects how I look back on […]
Today, 18 July is International Nelson Mandela day. A day that invites us to follow in the footsteps of Nelson Mandela who has fought for social justice for 67 years, to start with 67 minutes volunteering or community service to fight poverty and promote peace, reconciliation and cultural diversity. Zelda la Grange was raised as […]
Have you experienced this? While you’re speaking, one of your listeners is clearly distracted. He’s playing with his phone, is daydreaming or starts chatting with his neighbour. Terrible! But does that mean that you are not performing at your best? No, no, no. But we often think we are, don’t we? That we are underperforming, that we’re being boring, that our example doesn’t appeal.
These thoughts damage the quality of your speaking, and totally unnecessarily, as I will explain in this article.
I want to do a big shout-out to Jelle Annaars, the love of my life, but also my business partner since he joined Montis Public Speaking in September 2018. Why did he join? Good question. 😉 I had asked him a few times already, because we are very complementary, but the answer was always no. So, what made him change is mind? Here’s what he says: