Business Excellence

In Conversation- Rashmi Watel Top Five Tips on Public Speaking for Non-Native English Speakers

September 19, 2022 Rael Bricker and Lindsay Adams Season 2 Episode 21
Business Excellence
In Conversation- Rashmi Watel Top Five Tips on Public Speaking for Non-Native English Speakers
Show Notes

“Ask for that time, practice vulnerability, and accept that you need a bit more help.”

 Rashmi Watel Top Five Tips on Public Speaking for non-native English speakers 

1.       My accent is my super power.

2.       Knowing more than language is a super cool thing.

3.       Have you experienced that you tend to start to use some of the words from your native language.

4.       Do you know that you think in your native language? 

5.       Do you sometimes struggle to find exact words in your second & third language?



00:53 The beauty in having an accent

03:39 The more you know, the better

12:01 Being aware of code switching

15:53 Trust in yourself 


Where to find Rashmi




Who is Rashimi Watel?

Rashmi immigrated to Perth, Australia in 2002 from India. She arrived here as a qualified Electronics & Telecommunications Engineer with over a decade of commercial experience. 

She brings her career growth experience that saw her progress from an onsite engineer to becoming head of department that worked with CXO level in the organisations worked. These organisations included the top multinationals in the telecom industry and required extensive travel in Asia & Europe.

Soon after arriving in Australia, she realised, that her experience needed to be made Australia friendly. In order to achieve this transition, she completed her project management certification (PMI), and started working part time as a Project Coordinator. She took her ambitions to the next level by graduating with an MBA from the Curtin Graduate School of Business. Her personal journey and rich experience in moving into a vastly different cultural environment, has guided her decision to pursue her passion for public speaking.

This passion together with her two decades of experience, has driven her to develop a story that motivates and helps empower women. Women that feel like the world passes them by. Her story particularly helps women from Culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds (CALD). It helps them improve their self-esteem and gives them confidence to engage with life. Within the first of starting her business, she has worked on projects with organisations such Curtin University, Befriend, Bilingual Families Perth, Dressed for Success, and Ishar (A multicultural women health organisation).

All this passion, experience and insight are brought to life through her presentation” Presenting Confidently at work. Embrace your culture : fast track your career – the importance of mental health and raising confident, resilient multi-lingual children”.

Currently working on her book titled “The complete guide to Story-Telling”, she is also a presenter and speaker with the renowned TEDx Speaker circuit.