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
Many times, back when I was working in the corporate world, I would sit in a meeting listening to a discussion knowing that I had a valuable perspective to offer. But as I thought about offering my opinion I would start to feel my heart beating hard inside my chest...read more
Rather then making a resolution, I like to choose a word for the year. Typing is not my strong suit right now, so here's a video to...read more
As a young lawyer I idolized a senior lawyer in our city. Margaret Nixon was cool and poised. As a speaker she was clear and logical, but still warm and engaging. She got her message across every single time. And did I mention she could also make people laugh! To my...read more
It was 9am - the beginning of an inhouse company training course like hundreds that I had run before. The corporate training room was standard, the number of participants was not more than usual, and it was a pretty normal gender mix. There was nothing exceptional...read more
I still get nervous about public speaking. But I've transformed my relationship with nervousness. It is now a friendly companion, not an evil stalker. There are many aspects to this transformation, and there's just one that I want to talk about in this post. And...read more
There's a book called "What to Say When...You're Dying on the Platform" by Lily Walters. It's full of clever quips and responses for when things aren't going your way during a presentation or speech. My partner Tony loves it. I could never use any of it. He's...read more