Wednesday, 9 November 2022

How to Write Speeches That Move People!💥

My simple tips will help you tell your story!


Whether you need to write a 1-hr. speech or a 2-minute announcement, my tips will help improve the engagement level of your audience while reducing your stress level.


Who Is It For

If you’re a leader, developing your communication skills is a necessity! Whether speaking to a live audience or to one on a video call, connecting and moving them to action is part of your job description.

  • Own a business
  •  Teach 
  • Lead industry, community, or faith groups
  • MC weddings, concerts, or community events
  • Chair a board and A.G.Ms. 
  • Do politics at any level

Wednesday, 28 September 2022

Planning For Disaster! What You Need to Know


A crisis communication plan is an investment, not a cost!

Written by Robyn T. Braley 


We tend to think, "It will never happen to us!" And then, it does. Is your company prepared for the unthinkable? 


Having a crisis repsonse plan is usually on the to-do list but is often put aside due to more pressing issues. However, executing a well-written plan can save lives, calm fears, and provide a structure for responding to the event and moving forward. 


Canmore, Alberta floods of 2013






















Hurricane Fiona devastated the east coast from Maritime Canada to Florida and into the Caribbean. Hurricane Ian was close behind.

Wednesday, 31 August 2022

Free Stuff! 8 Free Tools that Will Make Your Creative Life Easier

Free tools that will make your creative life easier!

I couldn't get by without free tools that fast-track the production speed and improve the quality of my creative work. 

In this post, I review 8 platforms that I use almost daily including some free options I have used for many years.

Grand Expectations

Raise your hand if you feel intimidated by the creative expectations of others who expect you to create magical content that engages and blows the minds of your target audiences. You must be an excellent writer, exacting editor, outstanding designer, talented video performer/editor, audio performer/producer, multimedia expert, social media whiz or a fantastic brand and communication guru. 

If this sounds familiar, this post is for you. Your creative life is about to become more productive if you are a senior executive, community leader, student, brand specialist or are building your career.  

Thursday, 7 July 2022

Yahoo! What You Need to Know to Survive the Stampede 2022 Networking Marathon


Make a great first impression at Calgary Stampede events!

Written by Robyn T. Braley

First impressions are everything. But so are last impressions. Make sure both are the best that they can be! 


Don't be known as, that guy or gal who threw up on the boss's cowboy boots. That will definitely be remembered. 


The Calgary Stampede is billed as the greatest outdoor show on earth. It's also a city-wide networking marathon. 

Stampede is hard to describe to people who have never experienced one. The Calgary Stampede is a city-wide celebration than an event confined to a geographic location.

While 1.3 million+ will pass through the Stampede Park turnstiles for the 10-day exhibition, all-star rodeo and agricultural fair, a celebration of western heritage and community spirit spreads like wildfire through the city.


Companies spend thousands of PR dollars to make their events ones to remember. Being on the invite list gives access to people you would never otherwise meet.

Company presidents join 100’s of employees wearing cowboy hats, shirts, blue jeans and boots. Stampede is a time for building relationships with employees, clients, suppliers and the community.

Thursday, 21 October 2021

Look Good, Sound Good, and Be Good on Video Calls!

 

Help your audience better understand you and what you're saying.

Have you been on a video call when a speaker talked so fast that you couldn't understand what they were saying? Or, when they spoke so quietly, you couldn't hear them, even after turning up your volume up to the max?


It soon became apparent. The speaker was rattled! 


Their gestures were frenetic. They stared wistfully at some distant planet as their voice grew shaky! Soon 'ums, you know's, and, as I said before's' were salted between meaningful content.