Skillset New Zealand Blog

Ideas to help your team develop personally and professionally.

The power of using your hands to connect with your audience.

Recently in a workshop, I saw a heart-warming demonstration of how your hands can transform the way your audience perceives you.

Spare a thought for Kiwi presenters. Most treat the spotlight as a refined form of torture rather than the pleasure it could be. Sure, blame our culture, or the Kiwi tall poppy syndrome, or the we're-all-supposed-to-be-equal pressures of the egalitarian society. But here's the real shame of it: Guess who cuts down the tall poppy before it gains stature?