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Fireside with Voxgig

Mar 13, 2019

Danielle Brown MBE is a double Paralympic gold medallist and five-time World Champion in archery. She successfully transitioned from the United Kingdom disabled team onto the able-bodied team. Besides her sporting achievements, Danielle works to help others achieve their ambitions through her work as a professional public speaker, trainer and coach. She is writing a book titled Be Your Best Self.

In this episode, Danielle talks to Richard about how to deal with your mind going completely blank in the middle of a talk. She draws a connection between the adrenaline you experience in elite sports and in public speaking. Danielle and Richard also briefly discuss the isolation of archery and how it is actually very similar to public speaking.

She also gives very helpful advice on what to do when the person speaking before you is killing it: don’t let it intimidate you—use it as a learning opportunity! She also explains how practice is important but it is absolutely not the be-all and end-all of becoming a great speaker.

Learn more about Danielle here.

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