Friday, January 06, 2012


The learning journey continues... those that know me, also know that I LOVE talking.

Whether it is professionally as a speaker at a conference or running a training session or speaking into a microphone as someone else's voice, whatever the medium - I just love talking.

The really important thing is making sure that I'm saying something meaningful, and not just talking for the sake of talking. I also love helping other people, through my vocal coaching sessions, achieve the same and in so doing "find their inner voice" at work.  It it is wonderful to watch someone get really motivated when they find the right words to use and discover that people are actually listening to what they have to say.

I'm going to get a lot of opportunity to practice my talking over the next 10 months during 2012 as I go on a 'Speaking World Tour 2012 / 2013' starting on Sunday when I fly off to Latvia to record two more vocal coaching programmes in Latvian.  After this another eight countries (that I know about so far) will certainly keep me busy and my suitcase always packed :D

January - Riga, Latvia (recording sessions)
February - Zurich, Switzerland (conference speaking)
March - Vienna, Austria (workshop) then Amsterdam, NL and then Kuwait (conference speaking)
May - Moscow, Russia (conference speaking)
June - Hong Kong (conference speaking) and then Denmark (workshop)
August - Riga, Latvia (recording sessions)
September - Moscow, Russia (recording sessions and lecturing)
November - Amman,Jordan (conference speaking) and then Cape Town, South Africa (conference speaking)
December - Denmark (workshop)

February - Paris, France (conference speaking)

I'll bring some of the key learning points from each of these speaking 'gigs' here to this blog along with the research I'll be undertaking for each one.

Now all I need to do is make sure I don't lose my voice along the way ;-)


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