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When Jacinda Ardern speaks, people listen. Why?

This article follows a conversation I had on ABC Radio Sydney about the role that Jacinda Ardern’s voice and communication plays in conveying trust, building rapport and being an admirable leader.

Accent Acquisition: How do you acquire a new accent?

In my recent article I wrote about how acquiring a new accent can achieve more effective communication. This is because when some accents are heard in different contexts, they can be challenging for a listener to understand.

Accent Acquisition: How acquiring a new accent can achieve more effective communication

Hearing different accents is one of the joys of life in a multicultural country. I love the exploration into someone’s culture that an accent invites, it enriches the soundscape of our streets and adds to the fabric of our communities.

How to be convincing and charismatic by speaking with conviction

I recently worked with a client who gave me permission to share her story, and I’m doing so because I believe others will relate to, and learn from, her experience.

Ever been told to speak from your diaphragm? Here’s what that means.

Have you ever noticed how a little kid breathes? They’re amazing, unencumbered little breathers. They breathe with their whole bodies; even their legs seem to move!

Top takeaways from “The Power of Presence” with Amy Cuddy

For some time now I’ve been following the work of Amy Cuddy, Associate Professor at Harvard Business School. Cuddy’s work burst onto the global platform after her 2012 TED Talk, Your Body Language May Shape Who You Are.

How to overcome the fear of public speaking

What do Adele, Geoffrey Rush and Jim Carrey have in common? They all experience stage fright. You wouldn’t guess it, would you? You may experience a similar thing – a fear of speaking in front of groups of people. The good news is, you can overcome the fear of public speaking.