Speak for Yourself

Claire Duffy's blog about public speaking and communication (in real life). Speak well, do well!

Elisabeth Murdoch lectures the UK TV industry

Impressive females are still rare on the business speaking circuit, which was just one of the issues Elisabeth Murdoch faced head-on in this widely publicised speech. I was delighted to critique it … Continue reading

24/09/2012 · 1 Comment

Professional Policy Writing Workshop, at Sydney University Centre for Continuing Education

Still  a few places available in my  course  on Friday 20th. COURSE INFORMATION Enrol online for  Professional Policy Writing Workshop Centre for Continuing Education, University of Sydney. Class PPWW-5 Course Professional … Continue reading

12/04/2012 · Leave a comment

Public Proposal

Not a word was uttered so I can’t really call this ‘speaking’ , but the communication was SO public, and so direct and clear and purposeful….not to mention touching, I … Continue reading

02/04/2012 · Leave a comment

How to write an information based speech

1. Write down your purpose This purpose will guide what you present and what you say to people. Be sure to write it in such a way that it includes … Continue reading

12/03/2012 · Leave a comment

Microphones: a beginner’s guide

Mics come in several types. The first clips to your lapel or collar. It has a battery pack, which you wear at your waistband, A lapel mike lets you speak … Continue reading

29/02/2012 · 1 Comment

Poise on the Podium

The way you handle yourself in front of  your audience will have a big impact. Your body, face, eyes, voice and gestures all combine to inform your listeners about you … Continue reading

03/10/2011 · 1 Comment

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