Communications Insight For More Inspiring Leaders The Challenge of Breathlessness

The Challenge of Breathlessness

 10th Apr 2023
Breathlessness Blog
Breathlessness was the biggest delivery challenge early in my speaking journey - before turning professional.

Best tip I was ever given to remedy…

Tip your chin down, relax the shoulders.

Straightens the airway.

Engages diaphragm.

Firm foundation for the voice.

May not feel like a deep breath, but it is.


For years, ran this drill in the minutes prior to stepping up on stage.

Made such a difference…

#stage #publicspeaking #communication #gravitas #leadership

Simon led by example and provided clear tips on structure, inserting words, leading with stories and stance. Now I can sense the distinct uptick in engagement in a room of diverse nationalities and backgrounds... prepare more comfortably around my key messages and theme.


Tarun Varma | Pershing Square Scholar, University of Oxford, 1+1 MBA, MSc Child Development and Education Fellow 2011, Teach for India

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