Mary Cheyne on How to Speak Up Fiercely and Femininely

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Mary Cheyne is a TEDx speaker, MBA and Transformational Public Speaking Trainer & Coach who has trained over 15,000 people in 30 cities internationally. Mary is the 2009 World Champion of Public Speaking first runner-up, out of 25,000 contestants from 14 countries and is also the best-selling author of the book, “Present” Yourself in Public Speaking – Tell Your Inner Critic to SHUT UP! And the Real You to SPEAK UP!

Mary is proof that transformation is possible, as she began her career as a self-conscious, introverted computer programmer!

Two fun facts about Mary is that she also holds a Karate Black Belt rank and plays the ukulele. 

In this episode Mary and I discuss…

  • The invisible force that causes you to hesitate to speak up even though you know what you’re talking about
  • How to manage your inner critic so it doesn’t sabotage your best efforts
  • Public speaking is not people’s #1 fear. Do you know what is?
  • What it means to wake up the warrior woman with yourself
  • How to be confident and assert yourself in any situation


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