Talk Title:
Advance Your Career Using Public Speaking

Soft Skills

“Present” Yourself In Public Speaking: Tell Your Inner Critic
to SHUT UP! And the Real You to SPEAK UP!

Mary Cheyne


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Webinar Overview

Advance Your Career Using Public Speaking!

You might have heard that public speaking is people’s number one fear in life. It turns out; most people are usually not afraid of public speaking at all; it’s public judgment that they most fear. This fear and ones like it impact people’s ability to connect authentically and authoritatively with their audience. The other major player affecting authentic connection with audiences is the “inner critic.” Every human being has an inner critic, and everyone who speaks publicly has had to deal with their inner critic on some level. Now factor in the idea that every person in the audience has an inner critic also, and you begin to see the challenge!

Mary will share with you:

  • Detailed insights into how and why you, as a human, have an inner critic and self-doubt.
  • Practical tools and processes, so you can snap yourself out of it when your inner critic takes over.
  • A simple process to eliminate self-doubt as well as concrete ways to build self-trust.

Don’t miss this session. You will walk away more confident and able to “speak up” when management turns to you to present the organization’s mission and goals to customers, staff, investors, and even the public!

Presenter: Mary Cheyne

Mary Cheyne (pronounced “sheen”), MBA, was once a self-conscious public speaker and communicator. She has spent the past 15 years learning and mastering effective communication skills.

In 2009, she competed in the World Championship of Public Speaking and out of 25,000 contestants from 14 countries, she placed second. Mary’s communications accolades have been featured in The Boston Globe, The World Journal, as well as TV and radio interviews. She is also the co-author of the book The Change 8 with Jim Britt, Tony Robbin’s first mentor on the topic of conscious communication.

Now Mary is a professional speaker and trainer. She has trained over 15,000 people in over 25 cities around the world and has coached hundreds of individuals on how to become better public speakers and communicators.

As president of Magnetic Podium, LLC, her own training,and communications company, she teaches people to communicate clearly both in front of audiences as well as in personal conversations at corporations and organizations. She also teaches communications-related classes at Northeastern University in Boston.

Mary was born in Hong Kong, grew up in Sydney, Australia, and moved to the United States in 2001. Find out more at

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