Taking #NewYearNewYou to the next level

A new year is underway and a fresh level of ambition is coursing through our veins. With goals to focus on in our work and personal lives, it’s worth giving some thought to how we can maximise our connections to get where we want to go in 2017. Who do you want to influence this … Read More

The Great Australian Blight

So, what I want to say is, ummm, you know, like, really, ahhh, (ahem), excuse me, yes no, it’s like, well… Does any of that sound familiar? At NIDA Corporate, we call the ‘ums and ahs’ filler words. It is a vocabulary that is constantly, like shifting, yeah? As Australians we are behind the communication … Read More

What to do with my hands?

What do I do with my hands?

It seems we travel through life with no question of the importance or purpose of our hands until we are speaking in public. Then, these alien extensions seem to do nothing but work against us. The power of gesture is extraordinary. We decipher meaning from gestures every waking moment of our personal and professional lives. … Read More

Could you handle the political hot seat?

Navigate tricky on-the-spot moments with these acting tips. Who do you think is a good political speaker these days? This is a difficult question because politicians are no longer simply seen and heard giving impassioned speeches, having been coached for weeks. Particularly in the lead-up to a national election, today’s tech savvy society and hungry … Read More

Tara Winkler

Tara Winkler’s road to TEDx Sydney – part two

Read Tara Winkler’s next instalment on her journey to conquering her fear of public speaking. We had the pleasure of working with Tara in preparation for her upcoming Tedx talk at the Sydney Opera House and here is what happened next.   My public speaking training began in Sydney with three life-changing two-hour sessions with … Read More

Tara Winkler’s road to TEDx Sydney – part one

NIDA Corporate is working with Tara Winkler, the Managing Director of the Cambodian Children’s Trust (CCT) which she established with Jedtha Pon in 2007 in order to rescue fourteen children from a corrupt and abusive orphanage. In 2011 Tara was awarded NSW Young Australian of the Year in recognition of her work with CCT, she has been … Read More

Face Your Fears and Enjoy the Ride

Why do we expect ourselves to overcome obstacles without ever doing the thing we fear? We swerved toward the edge of the precipice. This road had been carved by men who abseiled down the cliff face and hurled blocks of TNT into the rock. It is a sheer, cavernous drop and one of the most … Read More

Why an actor can help with your work presentation

Guest blogger, Sean Hall Corporate Tutor March 2015 I’m sitting at the head of a boardroom table, high up in a glass tower somewhere on the 32nd floor, at an initial meeting with a client. Across the table are a group of serious-looking professional men and women: polite, well dressed and patiently waiting for me … Read More