Brainstorming is a simple and effective tool in problem-solving. It brings together diverse thinking on a chosen topic with the sole purpose to generate a list of possibilities. No idea is rejected and speed of generating ideas is welcomed without the need to consider its merit or practicality. You can...
Changing minds one talk at a time
“If you always do what has always been done, you will always get what you got!” Change is the only constant. Change instills growth. Leaders implement change. However, being able to communicate the change in a way that is openly embraced requires tact and skill; enter the change talk. Your...
The unwelcome messenger
One of the more difficult leadership moments is for you to master the process of communicating distressing news. Regardless if the news is about a business restructure; informing of tragedy, or taking a principled standpoint on behalf of your company – this type of speech requires diplomacy and structure. Your...
Creating a teachable framework
Eight seconds is eight seconds. But why does sometimes eight seconds seem to drag out – like when you are waiting for test results – and other times eight seconds seem to go by so quickly? The reason is called the “oddball effect”. This is a term that describes what...
What voice personality are you?
Voice projection is not as simple as speaking loudly. There are 6 factors that contribute to the vocal production that you need to master and control as a speaker. Volume – how loud you speak. Pace – how fast or slow you speak. Pause – how much of space between...
Your 10-Day Speaking Challenge!
In order to master communication in a digital world you need to challenge yourself to improve the art of speaking. Bad speaking habits over time. Equally good speaking starts by taking simple consistent actions. Take this 10-day speaking challenge. Each day, embrace the challenge for the day fully. This...
Staying true to you!
Your credibility as a speaker is a factor of whether or not your audience can trust you. If trust is a must, how do you maintain your ethics as a speaker and build trust simultaneously? Use the power of story to connect with your audience It is hard for your...
Speaking is a daily activity and not just a “performance” for your next virtual meeting or live event. You need to instill some actions, behaviours and disciplines to make speaking natural, relatable, and sustainable Non-negotiable You are the presentation and slides are your tool. Slides should never take over you...
Do you feel like you are speaking to a robot during your online meetings – speaking to a series of letters? Have meetings become mundane and disengaged? Let’s bring back the engagement into meetings using a range of online technology. The basics It should be standard virtual meeting etiquette, that...
Take the challenge!
If I gave you ten steps to discover the speaker within you - would you be interested to take part in the challenge? I believe that most people are afraid to speak because they base their speaking on misleading information that creates for an inauthentic speaker. Once you are aware...
Your future presenter self
You walk onto a stage and a holographic version of you introduces you to the audience. You clap your hands and your presentation slide comes alive in a 3D version around the room. You begin your presentation with a swipe of your hand to the right, all through motion detection....
Your audience knows more about you and your subject than you may think. Content can be googled, cross-checked, and verified before, during, and after your speech delivery. If you are active on Social Media, your personal life is now public. Enter the Ethical Speaker. Ethical Speaking Factor #1: Credibility and...
Awaken the speaker in you
Presenting and public speaking can be both daunting and exhilarating. In this article, I will share with you a 3-step approach to awaken the speaker within you. Step #1: Overcome your fear and remember the impact of what you are doing Speaking is a privilege as someone believed in you...
Speaking to train
You have become the specialist in your field of expertise. People look up to you and are guided by your wisdom and knowledge. You are now ready to transition into a teacher and train people around you. Let’s look at how to do this. Doors of opportunity You are a...
A “state” of speaking
Can you recall a time in your life when you placed yourself in a particular “state” to achieve an objective? Getting through days of stressful, traumatic events – and even pleasurable ones – like weddings and celebrating the birth of your child – all these events require you to be...
Succeeding as a “foreign speaker”
You’re invited to speak at an event; your travel and accommodation will be paid for; and you get to tour a new city! It doesn’t matter if this city is within your own country or abroad, every audience is different and you are still perceived as the “foreigner.” Demonstrate your...
Q&A Scenario Planning
The Q&A session is a unique opportunity to: entrench your professionalism; showcase your expertise; and re-entrench the key principles within your talk. Below are Q&A scenarios with advice on handling it. Scenario 1: How should you deal with a “silly” question versus a “stupid” question? A silly question has to...
Being a persuasive speaker
Aristotle broke down persuasion into 3 essential components of: Logos, Pathos and Ethos. Let’s look at how to incorporate these components within your next speech. Logos: The logic of what you are saying Frame your speech with a thought-provoking opening and closing. Build your argument with logical transitions from one...
Preparing for your audience
If you have to ask great speakers for their secret to their success on stage, one common factor would be the amount of preparation that they conduct on understanding their audience. In this article, I will share some of the factors that to consider when tailoring your speech to your...
Accountancy South Africa – Toasting at Special Events
At special occasions, I observe how most people happily record the event on their mobile devices and few actually volunteer to conduct a Toast.
Accountancy South Africa – Receiving feedback
We are all on a journey of self-development.
Accountancy South Africa – Eliminating crutch words
We have been guilty of using these in our conversations and speeches.
Accountancy South Africa – Simple Speech Structure
The next time you are asked to speak, you can use this simple structure to script your speech.
Accountancy South Africa – Team Presentations
There may be times when you need to co-present with 2-3 other people as part of your talk.
Accountancy South Africa – Confidence as a Speaker
Confidence is ‘a feeling or belief that one can have faith in or rely on someone or something.’
Accountancy South Africa – Camera Confidence
Videos have become one of the quickest ways to deliver content using a multitude of social media platforms whilst also serving the purpose of branding you and your company.
Accountancy South Africa – Being Engaging
One of the most sought-after skills as a speaker is knowing how to be engaging on stage and being able to hold the audience’s attention from start to finish.
Accountancy South Africa – Answering questions with ease
Your audience has just been informed, inspired or educated by your thought-provoking talk.
Accountancy South Africa – Making a powerful point
Your brain makes decisions either by taking its time or through mental shortcuts based on past experience.
Accountancy South Africa – Holding your audiences’ attention
Time is fixed; 20 minutes is 20 minutes. However when it comes to speaking - a 20-minute talk may seem longer or shorter from the perspective of the audience.
Accountancy South Africa – Overcoming fear of speaking
Sweaty palms, tingling sensation, rapid heart rate are just some of the physical symptoms that people feel when asked to speak; it’s officially called glossophobia - fear of public speaking.
Accountancy South Africa – Unanswered Questions Subject Matter Expert
As a speaker, regardless of what you are speaking about - you are messenger of change.
Accountancy South Africa – Movie Magic Impromptu speaking with a structure
As leaders in business whether you need to deliver a mini-speech or respond to someone on-the-cuff in the passageway, your ability to communicate on demand will set you apart from others.
Accountancy South Africa – Webinar Magic Using technology to reach your audience
Technology makes it easy to spread your message to your audience. However technology is only as good as its execution.
Accountancy South Africa – Speaking Sickness When you are too sick to speak
Imagine owning a musical instrument valued at $4.5 million – would you not treat this with care?
Accountancy South Africa – Start somewhere When you are the MC
I hate it when people refer to speaking as a “soft skill” it’s actually quite a hard skill to master!
Accountancy South Africa – Instill Change To present or to inspire?
Regardless of whether you are speaking to inform, persuade, sell, or to motivate, your primary objective as a speaker is to instill change.
Accounting SA – TED IT
Dineshrie talks about how to construct a TED Talk.
Accounting SA – Time Out
Dineshrie talks about how to construct a Pecha Kucha presentation.
Accounting SA – A bad nightmare
As a presenter, things will go wrong someday. In this article Dineshrie reviews how to deal with your bad presentation nightmares.
Accounting SA – Technical Presentations Need Not Be So Theoretical
In this article, Dineshrie talks about how to make a technical presentation more relatable to your audience.
Accounting SA – Speaking to acknowledge
Dineshrie pro.des a step-by-step guide on how you can construct an acknowledgment speech
Accounting SA Speaking Myths Debunked
Dineshrie addresses the most common public speaking myths and what you can do instead to be a poised speaker.
Business Brief – The Rise of Servant Leadership
Dineshrie talks about the shift in leadership culture and how anyone can become a servant leader.
Accounting SA – A platform for change
Dineshrie talks about how you as a public speaker can use the stage to instill new ideas and change beliefs of your audience.
Accounting SA – A conversation with many
Dineshrie explains how a public speech is still a conversation and how to relate to your audience.
Accounting SA – Present with confidence
Dineshrie shares simple and practical tips on how you can become a confident public speaker.
Accounting SA – Inspiring Female CA(SA)’s
Dineshrie is profiled as a women leader in business.
Accounting SA – Adaptability & Perseverance
Dineshrie is interviewed and talks about her success as a business leader.