I still remember the days back in school when stepping onto the assembly stage to present, I was advised to stand still and fix my gaze on that ever-ticking clock at the back of the room. It was said to help with nerves.
Over the years, I’ve come across countless such “tricks” from imagining audiences in the nude to speaking behind a lectern in a deep, monotone voice.
More often than not, this kind of technique leads to disengagement and yawns.
It’s time we redefined the narrative. Communication isn’t just about hiding from audiences. It’s about connecting, interacting and making an impact. It’s about bringing back the ancient art of gravitas – building trust and respect with cues, powerful pauses, expansive gestures and powerful voices.
That’s why I’m delighted to announce my latest book: ‘Gravitas – Timeless Skills to Communicate with Confidence & Build Trust,’ available from 28
What’s ‘Gravitas – Timeless Skills to Communicate with Confidence and
Build Trust’ about?
Gravitas combines the wisdom of the ancient Roman and Greek orators with
modern leadership principles and my experience working with people and
organisations around the world.
From the wisdom of ancient leaders such as Cicero and Quintilian, you’ll discover powerful frameworks for mindset and the critical skills of delivery. It will provide essential skills to:
Beat imposter syndrome and build your confidence as a public speaker
Prove yourself as a capable leader with a strong presence
Learn how to gain the trust of your team and clients
Give standout presentations and speak confidently in any business situation, including meetings, sales pitches, proposals, boardrooms, town halls, conferences, and even in the media
Learn how gravitas works for women and how to harness it for exceptional communication
It’s time to rediscover our lost skills and revitalise the art of communication. The ancient Romans brought their people together and conquered the known world.
With Gravitas, you’ll draw on their wisdom and skills to conquer doubt and uncertainty. By cultivating your own gravitas, you’ll be able to build trust effectively — and communicate any message clearly and with confidence.
What I’ve been up to…
It’s been an inspirational month, with keynotes at the Leading Ladies Retreat with the Loans Market Group, Law Society of NSW and Winslow. I was also nominated as a Top Voice in APAC with Thinkers360.
Here are some photo highlights!
Leading Ladies for Loan Market Group
16th Oct 2023
Women of Winslow
19th Oct 2023
Professionals International Conference
23rd Oct 2023