RSS Speaking about Presenting

  • The Need to be Knowledgeable August 8, 2018
    When you have a big presentation coming up, do you say to yourself: “I must be knowledgeable.” “I must be the expert on this topic.” “I must be able to answer every question.” The problem with these statements The first is the use of the word “must”. This makes them into a demand – something […]
    Olivia Mitchell
  • Would you wear clothes that clash? June 29, 2018
    My mother is an elegant French woman. She taught me how to dress well, and in particular to avoid wearing clashing colors. So wearing clothes that clash makes me feel uncomfortable. I feel like I’ve got a neon sign on my forehead flashing “Look at me, and judge my choice of clothes.” It’s not unlike […]
    Olivia Mitchell
  • An unconventional approach to overcoming the fear of public speaking June 27, 2018
    At the beginning of this year, I was stuck in bed following a major accident. I had a lot of time to think. There was one problem that I turned over in my mind. For 20 years I had run public speaking courses in New Zealand and tried my best to help people overcome the fear […]
    Olivia Mitchell
  • Insights from the first round of Journey to Confidence June 19, 2018
    The pilot of Journey to Confidence has just concluded and I am busy wrapping it up and getting ready to open the program up for enrollment again. Meanwhile I want to share with you some of the insights that the first group of students had. Torna Pitman has been a university lecturer, and so is […]
    Olivia Mitchell



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Effective Speaking is a presentation skills consultancy based in Wellington and Auckland, New Zealand.

We can help you:

  • overcome the fear of public speaking and develop your confidence
  • design the structure and content for your next speech
  • create PowerPoint that engages your audience and enhances your message
  • deliver your talk in a credible and compelling manner.

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