How to Overcome Your Fear of Public Speaking

People are more afraid of public speaking than they are afraid of death. It’s so prevalent and serious that, according to the National Social Anxiety Center, the fear of public speaking, or glossophobia, is a social anxiety disorder.  Experienced by 73% of the population, it affects different fields, from business to the academe to social […]

Got A Great Speaker Speaking Before You? Don’t Fret.

Earlier this week, I was invited by one of the life insurance giants, AIA Singapore, to address a group of potential financial advisors who were considering on joining the industry. And although I was speaking after one of the management representatives, I have the habit of arriving at my speaking venue earlier to not just […]

The One Question You Should Ask After Your Client Says “YES” To You

Picture this. Your client says, “yes” to your proposal and decides to work with you. You are overjoyed and you meet him for the very first time. Besides thanking him for making the right choice, what is the first question you ask him? Well, this is the “magical” question I ask him, “Why did you […]

12 Pearls of Speaking and Business Wisdoms From 12 Asian CEOs [Part I]

What does it take to be an artful and effective communicator in Asia? How do you operate in diverse business contexts in Asia and inspire loyalty and buy-in from your people? What it takes for you to constantly stay in peak performance on stage and off? These were some of the questions that have been […]

A Singaporean Graduate’s Thoughts on PM Lee’s Paper Chase Advice

“Don’t go on a paper chase for qualifications or degrees, especially if they’re not relevant” When I graduated two years back with a Bachelor of Accountancy from Singapore Management University (SMU), I turned down offers from the Big Four accounting firms to join a lean American corporate sales training company as a sales associate. Wanting […]

How Mispronunciation Will Hurt Your Credibility

… (And How You Can Solve This Problem Easily) Just head to http://bit.ly/1o8Nozf for solid and free video training on Speaking Global English confidently! You see, I was coaching my Vietnamese client in sales presentations. She was the National Sales Director of a high tech chemicals firm and engaged me to help her in her […]

Lesson of the day: What it means to love what you do.

I took some time out from client calling and proposal making to reflect on the brilliant and inspiring people I’ve met so far – in particular, the CEO personalities I’ve interviewed for my book – INSPIRIT – How Asian CEOs Inspire Action From The Stage. It would not be an understatement to say that they […]

7 Deadly Mistakes Top Business Leaders Are Making In Their Business Presentations

As an Executive Public Speaking Coach and Professional Speaker, my job is to sit through presentations and dissect them. Having evaluated over 150 speeches and presentations, there are certain gaps in business presentations that keep surfacing time after time for many top business leaders and executives I coach. (Michael Bay’s ‘meltdown’ at Samsung Press Conference, […]