What you can learn about high profile people by their body language.

I find it absolutely fascinating to watch leaders and those who are high profile and, in the media, often.  We can learn so much from analysing their voice and body language, including what examples we would like to emulate and what should be avoided at all costs. We can begin to build awareness so we can change our own skills.  Jennifer Keyte is a fabulous example of

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Why you should warm up before using your voice.

Voice is a choice! So many people think they are stuck with the voice they have; they hate their sound, or they haven’t even considered the impact of their current vocal strategies.  How we present ourselves is intrinsically wrapped up in our voice.  Much of what we say is unconscious, things like your gestures, eye contact and vocal tone. All of these are messages. All of

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Virtual Presence and Presenting

Welcome to the new normal! It’s interesting, but recently I googled ‘Video Conference Calls’and received over 1,500,000,000 results. Mind boggling! However,when you scroll through the results you’ll find endless informationabout the use of software and technology but very little onPEOPLE. Yes, absolutely, technology is critical, and in the digital-COVIDworld, the technology aspect is easily solved. Beg, borrow or stealreliable internet, upgrade your home office, get

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5 Tips to nail your virtual presence

In case you missed it, last week I shared a blog post about how virtualpresenting is the new normal and why it’s imperative you present yourself with the utmost professionalism. If you missed the blog, you can read it HERE. In this blog I’m going to share with you 5 tips that will help take your online presence from awkward to amazing! Breathing is still

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Women in the media Louise Mahler Blog

Women in the Media

It’s a baffling fact that women are far less likely than men to be seen in the media. As subjects of stories, women only appear in a quarter of television, radio and print news. In a 2015 report, women made up a mere 19% of experts featured in newsstories and 37% of reporters telling stories globally! As behavioural scientists studying women’s underrepresentation in the workplace,

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How to gesture in the online world

Yes, even in this online world we still need to gesture! I’m going to share best practice when it comes to gesturing on video meetings, presentation and more. But firstly, why do we gesture? We gesture for 3 reasons. 1. We gesture because gestures guide the eyes of the people who are listening to us. 2. Secondly, gestures actually free the body. Opening the shoulders

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The Relevance of Introversion in Leadership

What does it take to be a good prostitute? OK, settle down, maybe I do not know (and if I did, I grew up before Facebook, so there would be no records – ha ha!). But, I am a Keynote Speaker, and presenting is all about giving to your audience, satisfying their need, pretending you enjoy it and getting paid. Spot the difference. Kitty Flanagan

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To Forgive Or Not Forgive?

The shenanigans on screen between David Leyonhjelm, Sarah Hanson Young and Angela Bishop have been hideous to experience. I note that we all have freedom of speech and please be aware that my comments are not politically based (OK, rarely). My issue is with the way we, as a nation, are assaulted by appalling behavior on our media on a regular basis. The example that

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Unnecessary Clothes Adjustment

You are on your way to the front of the room and it is your turn to speak. Many of us think the show starts, literally, once we turn around to begin speaking. But it does not. People’s attention is on you from the minute you stand and often that is when we fiddle. Many people’s hands go to the back of their pants and

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Perception vs Reality

It is a question I am asked often, “Can we size someone up within seconds of meeting?” There is without doubt ‘tells’ from our body language, voice and breathing that will help us to instantly create a perception within our mind about whom we are dealing with. It is why you instantly feel comfortable with some people, whilst you get that feeling that something is

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Stop Ignoring These 7 Inspiring Truths

People know who they have the potential to be. The challenge is seeing that process through. Self-development is an art. It takes time. It requires patience. It asks you to step outside your comfort zone. It is challenging — and that’s the point. However, the biggest challenge when it comes to self-development is the process itself. People really struggle with the path and all its twists and turns,

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How to be 1% Better Every Day

“Compounding is the greatest mathematical discovery of all time.” — Albert Einstein The quest to become a better version of yourself often feels like a roller coaster ride. It’s hard. And it’s usually so uneven. You can end in failure. But life is a journey, not a marathon, so you always have another opportunity to restart and improve. Many people practically look out for secrets,

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