Author: annik

How Do I Get MORE Speaking Gigs

How a little sequence can make all the difference to the number of your bookings: This post won’t get you over the fear of public speaking, only training, practice and experience will BUT it will help you getting yourself into the speaking circuit. THE ONE question I hear most from speakers (aspiring and professional ones) is: HOW […]



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How to Land a Game-Changing Speaking Gig

We had TEDx Clapham curator Alex Merry on our stage this month. Enjoy Alex’s words of wisdom and let us know as soon as you land you FIRST or NEXT game-changing speaking gig. Alex Merry: Want to share your story on stage? Think again! Last night I was invited to give a talk on what […]



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Storytelling & Storytelling Loops: A conversation with Clinton Swaine

Clinton Swaine, Founder of Frontier Trainings is known as the World Leader in experiential business trainings. He’s spoken on many of the world’s top stages and produced over 200 games and processes which teach business, personal development and speaking skills to countless individuals and organisations. Clinton is in conversation with Annik, in an obviously windy […]



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How To Get Started With Speaking Gigs in London

It’s Annik from Speaker Express, coming to you from the stunning co-working space, WeWork, Tower Bridge. Today, I want to talk about an experience I had at one of our events that are part our 6-month Speaking Accelerator. It was all about storytelling and accessing emotions and after the training, everyone was like, “Oh my god! I […]



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How Do I Get On A TEDx Stage?

I hear it on a weekly basis, the question: ‘How do I get on a TEDx stage?’ Well, SPEAKER Express member Lizzy has done it (and some other members too BUT Lizzy is the only one who wrote about her experience). Pay close attention to the ‘clucking like a chicken’ bit :-). ‘Somewhere in the […]



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Fu*k Perfection

Boldness is a way to becoming MORE of yourself by deciding to be DONE with bending over backwards for EVERYONE! I always say: ‘No matter who you are and what you do, there will ALWAYS be someone who won’t like what you say, the way you say it and sometimes even your reason for saying […]



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The One and Only Way to Deal with Fear – FEEL the Fear and…

One of my clients threw a little tantrum the other day. She felt nervous about speaking, and wanted those nerves gone. Immediately. I think some of us can relate to that, right? As speakers, it can be frustrating to feel the familiar sensations of fear time and time again, perhaps long after we tell ourselves […]



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How It All Started – Two Years of Speaking Without Limits

Two years ago, back in May 2011 – a pub in Islington, twenty people in the audience, three speakers – three judges, the ‘getting your heart racing’ Impromptus and Speaker Express Club was born. It’s our BIRTHDAY this month – two years of Speaker Express – two years of speaking without limits! The pub closed […]



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My First Experience at a Speaker Express Club Night

‘I’m a virgin!’ I shouted when Elliot Kay, one of the hosts of the evening asked ‘who has never attended a Speaker Express Club event before?’ I soon realised I wasn’t the only virgin in the room! Speaker Express Club A friendly energetic group of people find themselves collectively brought together by the talented Annik Rau. […]



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