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When we are stressed our natural response is to hold the breath. Our tendency is to lift the chest and reduce the length of our exhalation. This raises our heart rate and can make us appear lacking in confidence, unapproachable and sometimes aggressive. We either play small and take up less space - or we do the opposite, puffing the chest and chin out. Neither is optimal!

Have you ever noticed that you hold your breath in any of these situations.

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How to overcome Stage Fright

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StageFright

“Stage Fright” is a major issue for many people in business and, taking Michael Bay’s recent bout of stage fright into account, it can happen to even the most experienced public speaker.

Breathlessness, sweating and increased heart rate are all symptoms of stage fright – any of them sound familiar? Many people don’t realise the importance of communicating effectively and live their lives assuming that the image they think they project is the one received by the people they are addressing. This is often far from the case.

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RADA in Business featured on CNN

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Richard Quest

RADA in Business has been working with Richard Quest to help combat his unlikely fear of public speaking. His experiences of training with us were broadcast in a three-part segment aired on Richard’s show, Quest Means Business. You can view all the clips and read Richard's blog about the process here.

More details about the range of courses can be found by visting the Communication Skills Training section of our website.

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RADA is working with Inneventive

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Event Magazine

RADA has teamed up with events company, Inneventive. The unique partnership aims to deliver teambuilding activities tailored specifically to the corporate sector using the unique and creative powers of both organisations. The relationship has been featured in the lastest issue of Events Magazine.

You can find out more about the opportunities available with RADA and Inneventive and the full article in Events Magazine can be found here.

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Training Zone article

RADA in Business Development Manager, Emma Oakley, tells Training Zone why soft skills are hard to gain but vital to learn, particularly in a modern, technology-based business environment.

Emma shares tips on how to become a more compelling communicator and discusses the importance of engaging an audience using body, breath and voice.

You can read the full article here.

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RADA in Business tutor, Adrian Kirk, explains how practical communication skills training will help individuals to meet their aspirations and talks about his new book on the subject.

Being effective in achieving our aspirations is influenced by many factors. However, if we have practical tips on how to behave differently we are more likely to achieve that which we desire.

For example, by acting out the physical and vocal mannerisms reflective of the type of person we aspire to become, we are seen as being effective. But could that all be a front? It’s certainly true to say that the more we practise adopting the traits of successful people the more we become the successful person. Yet, working in people development for thirteen years, I’ve identified that implementing a fundamental mindset shift frees us to truly own these behavioural shifts.

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