Hi, I'm Olivia Mitchell
I help introverts become confident and engaging speakers
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 have two gifts for you, depending on what you are most interested in. Of course you can download both.
If fear of public speaking is your issue…
If you’d like help planning your talk…
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My mother is an elegant French woman. She taught me how to dress well, and in particular to avoid wearing clashing colors. So wearing clothes that clash makes me feel uncomfortable. I feel like I've got a neon sign on my forehead flashing "Look at me, and judge my...read more
At the beginning of this year, I was stuck in bed following a major accident. I had a lot of time to think. There was one problem that I turned over in my mind. For 20 years I had run public speaking courses in New Zealand and tried my best to help people overcome the...read more
The pilot of Journey to Confidence has just concluded and I am busy wrapping it up and getting ready to open the program up for enrollment again. Meanwhile I want to share with you some of the insights that the first group of students had. Torna Pitman has been a...read more
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
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