Public speaking – there’s no question, for many people it’s a traumatic experience, one which reduces highly capable operatives into quivering wrecks. The truth is, with some professional intervention, the trepidation can be allayed and the speaking or presenting “obligation” transformed into an empowering and rewarding experience.
The journey starts simply with the willingness to step out of your comfort zone and give it a go. Then it’s a matter of working through the four pillars – in theory and in practice. Public speaking is never as hard or as bad as you think, and the more you do, the easier and more enjoyable it will become. Guaranteed.
The four pillars
- Preparation – you will be surprised by what it includes. Being familiar with the speech material is just the start of it.
- Content – marrying up the material with the objective of the speech or presentation.
- Structure – the all-important framework. This is where the penny drops for many. The simplicity may well astound you.
- Delivery – all the key skills and techniques which gain buy in and acceptance from the audience.
Michael is a highly engaging presenter and communicator who is able to effectively “unpack” his skills to coach and educate others to improve their presentation effectiveness. One of his great strengths is his ability to move seamlessly between theory and real-world pragmatism. He can also critique presentations, pointing out ‘areas for improvement’ but leaving people feeling more confident in their own abilities. ~ John Barton, Shadforth Financial Group.