“Never bend your head Always hold it high. Look the world straight in the eye.” – Helen Keller

Happy New Year.  Welcome back to one and all after all the merriment and ‘eating’ over the festive period.  As life gets back to normal,  we return to work and round up the children for a new term at school, and so Bath WI meetings resume.

This month’s speaker is Julia Cawte.  She set up Communicate with Confidence because of her love of helping people build their julia-cawteconfidence, find their voice and take up their space in the world.  She has been running courses in public speaking and presentation skills for the last three years and has found that although most people want to build their confidence, they also want to be able to be themselves when they are the centre of attention ie speaking in public.

Her background is coaching, drama and qi gong (energy work similar to tai chi) and she uses these skills in her courses and one to one work.   Bath WI are, of course, knowledgeable in the art of  tai chi, so shouldn’t have any problems in relating to Julia’s instructions!

Julia gets a huge buzz from seeing people move away from fear, build their confidence and skills and take up their space in the world. So Ladies, watch this space – we are soon to be astounded as we find our inner selves and be amazed by our public speaking abilities, be it at Bath WI or at a family gathering.  We all look forward to giving Julia a warm welcome on Wednesday.