Simon Day — Coach, Author & Speaker on Leadership, Communication and Public Speaking

You’ve probably already completed the phrase in your mind — yet how often are we still guilty of it?

Judging a book by its cover is one thing, but judging a person and their potential can be far more damaging.

This was brought home to me quite sharply recently as I watched a documentary about a famous figure…

Simon Day — Coach, Author & Speaker on Leadership, Communication and Public Speaking

Like driving, achieving our goals can seem like an unconquerable task — until we break it down into more manageable components.

The first time I sat in the driver’s seat of a car at seventeen, I felt like I had landed on another planet.

All my life, I had been transported everywhere by parents and relatives without a…

Simon Day — Coach, Author & Speaker on Leadership, Communication and Public Speaking

We’ve all known that person. Perhaps we’re scared to admit that we have been that person at one time or other — barely able to make it to the end of another sentence without reaching for some…

Simon Day – Coach, Author & Speaker on Leadership, Communication and Public Speaking

We all experience fear in our lives. Whilst we can’t always control the feelings or the triggers that induce them, we can control our choices in combating them.

When was the last time you felt fear?

Perhaps it was a school play where you were desperate to deliver that line perfectly. Perhaps it was an interview for college, university, employment or an important presentation at…

Simon Day — Coach, Author & Speaker on Leadership, Communication and Public Speaking

Eye contact is a key component in establishing and maintaining relationships of trust — trouble is, it doesn’t come easy to many of us.

How long can you look at the image above before you feel unsettled, uncomfortable or unnerved?

Eye contact can be daunting for many of us. There are, of course, many factors: your gender, age, emotional state and…

Simon Day — Coach, Author & Speaker on Leadership, Communication and Public Speaking

I believe there are two main phases in the journey to becoming a powerful, effective communicator. Phase One is the transition from anxious to self-assured when standing and speaking to a group of people. Phase Two is…

Simon Day — Coach, Author & Speaker on Leadership, Communication and Public Speaking

In the 1960s, Walter Mischel, a professor at Stanford University, conducted an experiment testing the willpower of four-year-old children. The idea was simple: One large marshmallow was placed before them, which they could eat immediately, if they…

Simon Day — Coach, Author & Speaker on Leadership, Communication and Public Speaking

Fear.

We all know the feeling from a terrifying experience at some point in our lives; intriguingly, however, research suggests that three-quarters of us experience it as a direct consequence of the experience (or even proposed experience)…

Simon Day

Award-winning speaker, communications and public speaking coach. Writings on leadership, language and communication.

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