Author Archive | Catherine Sandland

Why don’t we see many women speakers on stage?

In a well-known article about the number of conference speakers across 23 countries in the world, men outnumbered women. Is this because women don’t have as much to say? Is this because men are more confident speakers? What’s going on? It is my belief that men and women have the same fears about public speaking. […]

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I’ll buy my own wine thank you – and other reasons why we should be standing up and speaking up

She stood there her mind blank. This was the time for her to speak, wasn’t it? It felt like the right moment. But what to say? And how to start? For Catherine, at that moment, there was an opportunity to stand up and speak out…but she bottled it. In the absence of knowing what to […]

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Why do you want to deliver a keynote?

Sometimes it’s because you are ‘known’ for your expertise or experience or maybe even your story. Which is great. Of course, knowing your stuff doesn’t automatically mean that you know how to say it with maximum impact and influence. Just recently I’ve been working with some amazing clients – they most definitely know their stuff. […]

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