Category: Guest Blogs

Getting Gigs & Building a Speaking Business in 2018

Thank you to Panicos Iordanou, who wrote this article after attending his first ever Speaker Express Club Night. “The INSPIRATION behind the name for the Speaker Express was the 19th century Pony Express horseback mail delivery service in the American West. Its most famous rider was quite possibly ‘Buffalo Bill’, who started riding for the service at just […]



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How To Find Your Message?

Many of my clients think that ONCE they have found their message the entire public speaking thing will become easy and they will feel 200% more confident and worthy to be on stage. FAR FROM. You find your message and confidence in the PROCESS of searching for it. Even starting to speak about something. Anything. […]



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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 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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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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Falling in LOVE with Public Speaking

Getting really good at public speaking & presenting is not something that happens over night. In fact it took me many years to get over the ‘stuff’ going on in my head and even now the ‘monsters’ created in my imagination come back as soon as I am in front of a new audience testing […]



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Public Speaking, Anxiety and Blushing

Blushing is a common symptom of psychological distress. It doesn’t just occur when you’re anxious – it also occurs when you’re embarrassed or self-conscious. But it’s also a symptom of anxiety, and in some cases blushing can be so common that it becomes its own embarrassing feature. Some people find that blushing too much actually […]



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