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Why we’re yarn bombing Truro

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Yarn Bombing the action or activity of covering objects or structures in public places with decorative knitted or crocheted material, as a form of street art. Yarn bombing Truro might not seem like a very ‘Quiet’ thing to do. It certainly didn’t feel like it as Stacie climbed onto Gemma’s knee, stretching up a lamppost […]

Quiet Connections

Quiet Breakthrough Story

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Quiet Connections Breakthrough Story

Unlocking Potential have been a great source of support in my journey to growing my own confidence and helping others.  Five years ago, I joined their Stand Out from the Crowd course to support me in making a career change -it was here I met two of my incredible team members, Michele and Gemma- and […]

Communication

Public Speaking When You Hate, Public Speaking

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Stacie Speech

Racing heart, wobbly legs, churning stomach and the feeling that any moment now you’re about to pass out because you can hardly breathe. Yes, it’s the impending doom of knowing you have to stand up in front of a room filled with people and talk. Now, I don’t personally know anyone who particularly loves public speaking (do […]

Quiet Connections

Why we created Quiet Connections [Interview with CHBN Radio]

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Hayley and Adam CHBN

Hayley, our Founding Director, spoke with Adam Carpenter from CHBN Radio about why she started Quiet Connections and how we are helping people to overcome confidence issues relating to shyness and social anxiety. Hayley StantonHayley shares her personal stories of feeling shy, socially anxious, ‘not good enough’ and fearfully avoiding the good things in life. Growing her confidence […]

Communication

Why I started Cornwall’s first Speaking Club for people who feel anxious in social situations [Video]

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Speaking Connections First Speech

Why do we need a speaking club? Hayley talks about her reasons for creating the Speaking Space and how she believes it will help you (and her!) to feel more confident speaking in social situations. The first speech at the first gathering of Cornwall’s first speaking club Transcript “Why would someone like you start a speaking […]

Communication

Mindset tips for overcoming nervousness in speaking [wisdom from Speaking Connections]

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Speaking Connections speech

At April’s Speaking Connections gathering, we spent some time sharing the valuable tips that our members are already using in overcoming nervousness in speaking. This is one of a two-part post sharing our members’ wisdom. Look out for our previous post passing on the gatherings practical tips. Getting into the right frame of mind What can you do to relax before an […]

Communication

Practical tips for overcoming nervousness in speaking [wisdom from Speaking Connections]

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Speaking Connections

At April’s Speaking Connections gathering, we spent some time sharing the valuable tips that our members are already using in overcoming nervousness in speaking. This is one of a two-part post sharing our members’ wisdom. Look out for our next post passing on the gatherings mindset tips. Practising and using prompts One of the best ways to ease the anxiety […]