Articles

/Articles

Case Study of overcoming fear of Public Speaking

By | January 28th, 2015|Articles, case studies|

When I met my client KW, a successful entrepreneur, businessman and father, he did presentations and public speaking as an important part of his new venture. He always felt very nervous, concerned about what he was going to say, if his message would come across okay, and if the audience would respond. He had a fear of public speaking. Through the coaching, we uncovered that the underlying feeling and frame of mind for KW was that he felt he had to prove himself. If the talk failed then he was a failure and not good enough. Thus he put huge pressure on himself and this was evident in the level of anxiety and nervousness he experienced before any event. […]

Comments Off on Case Study of overcoming fear of Public Speaking

Focus on what we want

By | January 16th, 2015|Articles|

To live the life of our dreams, a key strategy is to know and focus on what we [...]

Comments Off on Focus on what we want

How to have a difficult conversation

By | January 14th, 2015|Articles|

Written by Telana Simpson If we change the type of conversations we have, could we thereby change our [...]

Comments Off on How to have a difficult conversation

How your word choice effects your motivation

By | December 18th, 2014|Articles|

Written by Telana Simpson “I can’t” or “I won’t”- It’s your choice, so you decide. Because your choice of language influences your experience of life. The actual words you use when you talk can create a state and a perception of reality that will result in you experiencing life in a certain way. If you don’t believe me, then try this little exercise: […]

Comments Off on How your word choice effects your motivation

How to motivate yourself

By | December 18th, 2014|Articles|

Written by Telana Simpson How motivated are you to achieving your goals? In previous articles I spoke of frames of mind and how they relate to communication. Well, these frames of mind also influence how we communicate with ourselves, and thus motivate ourselves. One particular frame of mind is very much linked to our motivation, and the direction we tend to send our mind and focus our attention. […]

Comments Off on How to motivate yourself

How the way we compare data and information affects communication

By | November 17th, 2014|Articles|

Written by Telana Simpson Frames of Mind– Part 3 We’ve been exploring Frames of Mind that are common, especially in the work place, and how they effect communication. We looked at the preferred size of information people use when communicating and reasoning in Part 1, and the frames of mind about dealing with instructions in Part 2. The last frame of mind in this series that I’d like to share with you is about how we work with and compare data and information. […]

Comments Off on How the way we compare data and information affects communication

Dealing with Failure

By | November 17th, 2014|Articles|

By Sphumelele Cele [everyone calls her Pumi] At some point in our lives, failure isn’t an option but a certainty. You WILL get booed off stage, those birds WILL do a number on your windscreen and sometimes you WILL be picked last. This, is as certain as death and taxes. My recent epic fail […]

Comments Off on Dealing with Failure

Three facts about emotions

By | October 21st, 2014|Articles|

Sometimes it can feel like our emotions control our lives. Here are three facts about emotions to help you manage them more effectively, and so lead a more powerful life. […]

Comments Off on Three facts about emotions

Book Review: Make Yourself Heard

By | September 25th, 2014|Articles|

Our voice is one of our most powerful “tools” that we have. The quality, resonance and pitch of our voice and how we use it has a subtle, yet significant impact on the impression we create. And women’s voices tend to be higher in pitch and softer in volume, in general. This, in the fast paced and dynamic world we live and work in, means that they may not be heard as much as they would like to be. And being heard today is a key part in positioning yourself and influencing others. Monique Rissen-Harrisberg shares many useful tips aimed at women, in her delightful and easy to read book, “Make Yourself Heard. How to talk, act and dress your way to success.” […]

Comments Off on Book Review: Make Yourself Heard

How taking different perspectives can improve your communication

By | September 24th, 2014|Articles|

Ever taken a moment to step back and think about how the position from which you are perceiving something is influencing your communication in that moment? Well I invite you now to pause for a moment and explore a concept with me in NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) called “Perceptual Positions”. […]

Comments Off on How taking different perspectives can improve your communication
Load More Posts