Creating an impact when you speak: as simple as being clear.

Diversity sometimes rhymes with inequality. For instance, in the skills and talents that we see in others but not in ourselves. Take public speaking. Do you feel confident when you give a speech, can you get your point across in a meeting or present your authentic self at networking events? If we all want to make a good and memorable impression, some of us can feel really out of place in such situations or even worse: they feel terrified just by the very thought of speaking in front of others. But what if all we needed to overcome this, was more clarity and simplicity?


May the clarity be with you. (in Jedi you will read)
Cécile Bastien Remy, Trainer (Speak4Impact) and Keynote Speaker on Resilience, is a reference in public speaking. So much so, that one of her clients' named her "Public Speaking Jedi". A title that she kept, of course. As you can imagine, Cécile will give you the adequate public speaking training so that you too may "deliver your message with impact, credibility and influence". According to her, clear and strong messages are still too often missing from meetings and conferences, thereby leading to miscommunication and inefficiency. "It is a plague for corporations, leaders and employees" she explains. "Some professionals can express their ideas with clarity, simplicity and power. Others do not". Now, are you ready to change this?

A big opportunity, never again you shall miss.
If we look at what is holding us from bringing our message across in a simple and clear way, we can depict two scenarios: the anxious and the scattered mind. For the former, anxiety may kick in before we take the floor or as soon as we become the center of attention, depleting ourselves of our initial plan, our inspiration or even the slightest idea of what we meant to say. For the latter, a lack of preparation or a sense of being overwhelmed with thoughts racing in all directions can prevent us from being here, present, focused and in control of our message. Whether we feel anxious or scattered, there are ways to center ourselves emotionally and physiologically in the matter of a few seconds before speaking in public. Breathing consciously is a very effective and discrete option, as breathing in your belly can instantly switch on the relaxation response and have a soothing effect on your nervous system. Testing your balance is another, more playful one which can help you focus and tame your hyperactive mind on the spot.

For more insights and best practices, I strongly encourage you to join Cécile and to walk in the footsteps of our Public Speaking Jedi at the PWG Conference Day on March 30th! And REAL LIFE YOGA will be attending too, just after our energising break so you that you are powered up for a successful networking session (more info about Cécile’s Facilitated Networking session below).

"Some professionals can express their ideas with clarity, simplicity and power. Others do not." CECILE BASTIEN REMY, Public Speaking Jedi, trainer and speaker.

"Some professionals can express their ideas with clarity, simplicity and power. Others do not." CECILE BASTIEN REMY, Public Speaking Jedi, trainer and speaker.

 
Cécile Bastien Remy , Public Speaking Jedi – Trainer – Keynote Speaker on Resilience,  SPEAK4IMPACT

Cécile Bastien Remy, Public Speaking Jedi – Trainer – Keynote Speaker on Resilience, SPEAK4IMPACT

“My name is Cécile Bastien Remy. After a near two-decade career in international sales and marketing as well as publishing two books, I became passionate about the Art of Public Speaking. After years of training, I won “Best Speaker” in Switzerland in 2015 which led me to compete internationally. Following from this, I set up my company to help professionals to take their leadership and capacity for success to the next level. Clients say that I am enthusiastic, energetic and quick thinking - one even called me a Jedi! These are in fact the attributes I use to help leaders like you develop skills you did not realize you had and become great speakers!”

“Networking is one of many situations when your communication abilities are tested. At the conference, I will share ideas and best practices to make Networking actions more efficient. I want to give attendees specifics to never miss their next big opportunity.”

Attend Cécile’s Facilitated Networking session at the PWG Conference Day.

 
 
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The Rise of Diversity Conference will explore ways to reshape the corporate culture. Attendees will discover how leading companies have successfully leveraged the potential of diversity to help accomplishing their growth objectives and learn how to implement hands-on solutions in the workplace. Keynote Speakers, Panel discussions, Interactive workshops and Facilitated networking.

Saturday, March 30th at Tamedia.

 
 
 

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