Category: Speak to Grow Your Business

How Do I Get MORE Speaking Gigs

“If it’s BOTH – terrifying and amazing – then you should definitely pursue it.” This post won’t get you over the fear of public speaking, only training, practice and experience will BUT it will help you getting started. THE ONE question I hear most from speakers (aspiring and professional ones) is: HOW DO I GET MORE SPEAKING GIGS? (OR HOW DO […]

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How to Land a Game-Changing Speaking Gig

We had TEDx Clapham curator Alex Merry on our stage this month. Enjoy Alex’s words of wisdom and let us know as soon as you land you FIRST or NEXT game-changing speaking gig. Alex Merry: Want to share your story on stage? Think again! Last night I was invited to give a talk on what […]

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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 To Get Started With Speaking Gigs in London

It’s Annik from PONY Express Speakers, coming to you from the stunning co-working space, WeWork, Tower Bridge. Today, I want to talk about an experience I had at one of our events that are part our 6-month Speaking Accelerator. It was all about storytelling and accessing emotions and after the training, everyone was like, “Oh my god! […]

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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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7 Tips to a Mindblowing Speech

Collected by Steve Beckles-ebusa at www.scaredtospeakingpublic.com from Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) community members: 1. Don’t Write a Speech ‘The best way to really motivate an audience is to connect with them. And the best way to connect with an audience is by not reading a printed piece of paper verbatim. It’s the extemporaneousness that will […]

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PONY Express goes Business at Level 39

PONY Express is currently on tour and the February event was hosted at ‘Level 39’, One Canada Square, in Canary Wharf. ‘Level 39’; is Europe’s largest accelerator space for finance, retail and future cities technology companies and also offers great event space with beautiful views over London. I have been a member of PONY Express […]

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How to Make Your Audience Fall in Love with You

In November 2013 we had the UK’s most famous and best looking dating coach on the PONY Express stage: HAYLEY QUINN. What has dating got to do with public speaking you might wonder. EVERYTHING. You want to come across as confident and charming, on stage and of course when on a date. Here are THREE take-aways from Hayley Quinn’s talk: Don’t play […]

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