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Shortcuts to Public Speaking Success

Improve your public speaking now. Enhance your career or business with these quick to implement tips from speaker trainer and international performer, Shola Kaye.

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6. Negotiating your worth

This episode will cover the basics of fee negotiation: 1. If someone asks you to speak at their event 2. If they want you to speak for free 3. If you’re being paid a fee 4. When it’s time to flee READ MORE Go to www.sholakaye.com for useful freebies, tips and more. Create a speech stress-free and fast with my free guide 5 frameworks to ace a short speech.

16mins

26 Apr 2019

Rank #1

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3. Create your own signature system

Hear about the D.I.V.A. model and the main reasons for having your own system: 1. Shows you mean business. 2. Shows that your thoughts are organised. 3. Gives your client a road map... READ MORE Go to www.sholakaye.com for useful freebies, tips and more. Create a speech stress-free and fast with my free guide 5 frameworks to ace a short speech.

11mins

16 Apr 2019

Rank #2

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21. Dealing with a hostile audience

Let’s look at how you should deal with a hostile audience or at least with a few unfriendly faces! When we’re on stage, just a raised eyebrow or a frown from an audience member can be enough to unsteady us and make us question ourselves. Here are a few suggestions to help you cope with a tough audience... READ MORE Go to www.sholakaye.com for useful freebies, tips and more. Create a speech stress-free and fast with my free guide 5 frameworks to ace a short speech.

10mins

18 Jun 2019

Rank #3

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24. How to be more persuasive

Let’s talk about how you can get people to say a resounding YES to you, when you’re selling or sharing your products and services (or even just your ideas) from the stage. Listen for a full description, including the story of how, as a graduate student,  I was persuaded to part with hard-earned money I didn’t have by a wily car salesman... READ MORE Go to www.sholakaye.com for useful freebies, tips and more. Create a speech stress-free and fast with my free guide 5 frameworks to ace a short speech.

8mins

28 Jun 2019

Rank #4

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10. An easy way to overcome fear

Public speaking fear is a huge issue. There are so many different reasons why people can be afraid of getting up and speaking in front of the group. One of the reasons why people often get themselves tied up in knots is because they have what I called “Performing Monkey Syndrome”... READ MORE Go to www.sholakaye.com for useful freebies, tips and more. Create a speech stress-free and fast with my free guide 5 frameworks to ace a short speech.

11mins

10 May 2019

Rank #5

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13. A quick & easy speech structure

Today, let’s talk about speech structure. Obviously, it’s important to organise your content – for audience comprehension as well as ease of delivery! If you have a quick and easy speech structure at your disposal, then that also means you will be able to prepare yourself very quickly... READ MORE Go to www.sholakaye.com for useful freebies, tips and more. Create a speech stress-free and fast with my free guide 5 frameworks to ace a short speech.

4mins

21 May 2019

Rank #6

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18. Start to develop your own style

The idea of having your own style – the way that you do things when you’re on stage – may seem like a luxury to you at the moment. Typically, especially if we leave our preparation to the last minute, elements such as style and flair fall by the wayside because there’s no time left to work on them!! READ MORE Go to www.sholakaye.com for useful freebies, tips and more. Create a speech stress-free and fast with my free guide 5 frameworks to ace a short speech.

5mins

7 Jun 2019

Rank #7

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20. Finding your voice

What does it mean to find your voice? Well, there are lots of different interpretations of that particular phrase but to my mind, it’s really about having the confidence to be you and to speak up as you truly are. A lot of my clients come to me and they say that they just want to find their groove on stage, they want to get into their groove, be who they are, be natural, be comfortable during public speaking. Here I share my three tips for finding your voice... READ MORE Go to www.sholakaye.com for useful freebies, tips and more. Create a speech stress-free and fast with my free guide 5 frameworks to ace a short speech.

10mins

14 Jun 2019

Rank #8

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25. The truth about my TEDx Talk

Here I share a few of the screw ups I made before and during my TEDx talk last year. I know that most people don’t like to air their dirty linen in public but, I’ve created my vlog so you can learn… both from what I know to be best practice, and also from my mistakes. So how could I NOT share the goss behind my TEDx? The blunders I made, the silly decisions,  and my efforts to put things right... READ MORE Go to www.sholakaye.com for useful freebies, tips and more. Create a speech stress-free and fast with my free guide 5 frameworks to ace a short speech.

18mins

2 Jul 2019

Rank #9

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7. Does it help to have a book?

Reasons why writing a book is worth your time and effort: 1. Enhances your credibility as a speaker 2. Sweetens the pot/provides an incentive to hire you for public speaking 3. Provides content for repurposing READ MORE Go to www.sholakaye.com for useful freebies, tips and more. Create a speech stress-free and fast with my free guide 5 frameworks to ace a short speech.

11mins

30 Apr 2019

Rank #10

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5. Tell your story to build your business

I want to share a very simple storytelling framework that you can use with your audience to tell your personal story. It’s called the Now-Then-How framework... READ MORE Go to www.sholakaye.com for useful freebies, tips and more. Create a speech stress-free and fast with my free guide 5 frameworks to ace a short speech.

22mins

23 Apr 2019

Rank #11

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26. Are you sharing your back story?

This week I’d like to know…are you sharing the stories about you and your business that enrich your clients’ and prospects’ views of you? Watch the video to find out why I think this is important. This is just a super short summary... READ MORE Go to www.sholakaye.com for useful freebies, tips and more. Create a speech stress-free and fast with my free guide 5 frameworks to ace a short speech.

6mins

5 Jul 2019

Rank #12

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27. How important is body language

We’re frequently told that body language is more important than the words that come out of our mouths. And that when we’re on stage, our movements need to be as carefully planned as the stunts in a James Bond movie. But…is this really the case? And can we excel even when we don’t follow the body language rules and regulations? READ MORE Go to www.sholakaye.com for useful freebies, tips and more. Create a speech stress-free and fast with my free guide 5 frameworks to ace a short speech.

6mins

9 Jul 2019

Rank #13

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28. Put the spotlight on your audience

Are you afraid that your audience is looking at you and trying to take you apart in their minds, finding fault, and analysing your every move? If so, listen to this episode or click below to read the full summary! READ MORE Go to www.sholakaye.com for useful freebies, tips and more. Create a speech stress-free and fast with my free guide 5 frameworks to ace a short speech.

6mins

12 Jul 2019

Rank #14

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29. So you want to be a motivational speaker?

Here I share a few tips and insights about getting started as a motivational speaker. I share how you can get started and a chance for you to make a huge difference in people’s lives... READ MORE Go to www.sholakaye.com for useful freebies, tips and more. Create a speech stress-free and fast with my free guide 5 frameworks to ace a short speech.

9mins

16 Jul 2019

Rank #15

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70. How to ace panel discussions

Have you been asked to speak on a panel? I know some people love speaking on panels and they like that group aspect to it. Others, like me, prefer to have a more conventional speaking format and just speak on my own to the entire audience. There are different reasons why we like one or the other. Typically, if you’re on a panel there are a few different things to look out for... READ MORE Go to www.sholakaye.com for useful freebies, tips and more. Create a speech stress-free and fast with my free guide 5 frameworks to ace a short speech.

10mins

17 Mar 2020

Rank #16

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63. Five different speech types

When you create a speech or write presentation, do you know what the purpose of it is and you know which of the five categories of speech that it falls into? That’s what I get to discuss today... READ MORE. Go to www.sholakaye.com for useful freebies, tips and more. Create a speech stress-free and fast with my free guide 5 frameworks to ace a short speech.

10mins

28 Jan 2020

Rank #17

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62. Overcome your fear of speaking: Interview with Olivia James

Olivia James is a Harley Street Therapist who works with people suffering from fear of speaking and who have experienced trauma. Listen to learn how she helps her clients overcome speaking anxiety. Some of the techniques Olivia teaches are visual. You can watch this on video HERE Go to www.sholakaye.com for useful freebies, tips and more. Create a speech stress-free and fast with my free guide 5 frameworks to ace a short speech.

40mins

21 Jan 2020

Rank #18

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61. Why you should just say yes!

Just say yes. But make sure you know what you’re saying yes to! In this particular case I think you should just say yes to public speaking opportunities because it’s not only an opportunity to speak but it’s an opportunity to grow... READ MORE. Go to www.sholakaye.com for useful freebies, tips and more. Create a speech stress-free and fast with my free guide 5 frameworks to ace a short speech.

8mins

14 Jan 2020

Rank #19

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60. Should you memorise your speech word for word?

Today let’s explore whether you should use bullets to practise your speech or go for learning every word! I’m often asked which approach is better so let’s take a look... READ MORE Go to www.sholakaye.com for useful freebies, tips and more. Create a speech stress-free and fast with my free guide 5 frameworks to ace a short speech.

8mins

7 Jan 2020

Rank #20