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What’s It Like Being A TEDx Speaker?

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Did I really deliver a TEDx talk? 5 months ago I was up there, standing on the red spot, on the TEDx stage talking about AI and compassion. Lots of people have asked me what it was like so I thought I’d share, but as the experience was much bigger than standing up there on stage, […]

Riding The Rollercoaster Of Imposter Syndrome

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Last week I submitted a talk to TEDx! Cue a whole range of emotions.  At first, it was so exciting! Finally – a chance to reach more people with the ideas and insights I’ve had. What an amazing opportunity! Then I found out what was needed and got scared – the schedule was tight – including coming up […]

How Could Increasing Your Visibility Help You?

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If you’re wondering if you have the time to get out there and be more visible (let alone join my visibility challenge next week), then let me explain why you need to start to make being visible a part of your daily routine. Increasing your visibility can help you to grow your network, and ensure […]

The Most Powerful Way To Deliver Your Message

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I used to think that the good speakers were the ones who were practiced and polished.  They knew their stuff, and their delivery was perfectly timed.  I’m sure you know the ones I mean – they seem so smooth and confident, and everyone comes away from their talk feeling wowed! Then I attended a training course on […]

How To Build Credibility And Influence

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If you want to build your influence the first step is always to start to speak out and get visible – because without that no one will ever know about you and your ideas.  And when you are consistently visible, repeatedly sharing the same core message reminds people you are there and helps them realise that you mean what you say […]

Turning Visibility Into Influence

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You’re putting yourself out there, being visible, speaking up and sharing your message, and that’s a great start, but if you want to have an impact, your next step is to build your influence.  If you’ve been following me for a while and / or have taken on my visibility challenge, you’ll know that the first thing I encourage you to do […]

Could You Be An Inspiration For Others?

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When I first started my business, it wasn’t initially focused on supporting women in tech, I was looking much more broadly at supporting stressed business owners.  Then, in September 2019 I attended the Women In Games conference and I had a massive insight.   As I listened to several talks about computer games that had been designed by predominantly female […]

Do You Show Off Your Uniqueness?

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“What’s unique about you?” I used to hate that question with a passion, and it came up in so many training courses that I attended!  Now I’m asking you the same question! 😱 But I hope I can do it in a way that doesn’t feel quite so scary.  You see, I’m not challenging you […]

Do They Understand Your Message?

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Most people are nervous about being more visible because they’re scared that people might disagree or judge them, but in reality, this is rarely what happens.  The most common response to you being more visible will be nothing – it’s so frustrating!!  You’ve spent ages gearing yourself up to speak up and share your ideas, only […]