Hi, I'm Olivia Mitchell
I help introverts become effective public speakers with my SpeakerMap™ training
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Most public speaking advice is “one-size fits all”.
And most of it is written by extroverts. That means it doesn’t always work for those of us who are introverts.
15 years ago, I became a public speaking coach – by accident.
As an introvert, I’ve developed approaches to public speaking that work for introverts.
I work with fellow introverts, helping them develop their confidence, their presentations and deliver their message to the world. I’ve just launched my new program Journey to Confidence.
I have a ton of free resources for you on this blog and if you’d like more help with planning a presentation, check out my paid SpeakerMap™ training.
My passion is helping people in the not-for-profit world working to achieve social justice and environmental goals. If that’s you, get in touch here and let’s see how I can help you at little or no cost.
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Recent blog posts
Speaking up in meetings is a useful thing to do both for your career and for your personal growth. From your career's point of view, research has shown that people who speak up early and often are seen as leaders - get this - even when they are wrong (the experiment...read more
I've done it, and if you've ever got a stack of feedback forms after a presentation, you've probably done it. You go through all the feedback forms ignoring the "Great job" "Learnt a lot" comments and go straight for the form that declares: "That was a load of mumbo...read more
In 2001, I was a candidate for the Green Party in New Zealand. I spent a ton of time preparing for the "Meet the Candidate" meetings. But I didn't spend most of my time on planning my presentation. I spent most of my time preparing for the Q&A. I knew this would be...read more
Shonda Rhimes is the creator of award-winning TV shows, Grey's Anatomy and Scandal. Like many introverts, her safe space was sitting in her office writing. She turned down most speaking engagements and when she couldn't get out of it ... "I was a walking panic attack....read more
If you're a regular reader of my blog, you'll know that over the last couple of months, I've been stuck in bed due to an accident. I've been using the time to resurrect a long-held dream. That dream is to create an online program to help people overcome the fear of...read more
The complaints started within the first half hour of the course: "I don't understand what this means". "This is too hard for us". "This doesn't work for the presentations that I have to do." By the end of the day I was exhausted and dispirited. At some point in your...read more