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 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
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
Do you sometimes struggle to decide how to open your presentations? We know that the way we begin is important - it creates the first impression that the audience will receive so there's a bit of pressure around getting it "right". The CRC (Context - Relevance -...read more
One of the many clever things that PowerPoint can do is allow you to dump lots of information into it. Unlike your human audience, you can just keep on adding information into a slide and the font size will adjust to allow as much information as you like. See how it...read more
Maybe I've got spoiled by my TV set-top box but, in so many of the presentations I've attended recently, I would love to have a remote-control with a fast-forward button! I'm sure you know what I mean - you really want to hear the useful and valuable information that...read more