Want Greater Success in Life and Business? Destroy Your Glossophobia!

| How to overcome your fear of public speaking and quickly gain the respect and confidence of others
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EXPERT SOLUTION:

The fear of public speaking is called glossophobia. It is an extremely common phobia—affecting the vast majority of people. Fear of having to make various forms of presentations in front of groups is ranked even above that of death. As Jerry Seinfeld observes, “The average person at a funeral would rather be in the casket than doing the eulogy.”

Many careers are derailed due to a lack of ability in public speaking and presentation skills.

A workshop entitled, “Speaking for Effect,” is robust in the “what” and “why” of critical, fundamental presenting and content development skills to meet any purpose. During the period in the workshop where the focus is on presentation skills such topics as appropriate body language, vocal quality and minimizing nervousness are treated in depth. When dealing with the skills concerning content development, the workshop agenda drills down into the areas of the keys to breathing life into the content of any presentation and effective use of visual aids.

I, as speaker/facilitator, help workshop participants experience an inspirational, relevant and fun learning event of approximately four hours.

YOUR OUTCOMES

  • Deeper understanding of and ability to use critical public speaking skills.
  • How to create compelling presentation content.
  • Define a first step to using the acquired public speaking and content development skills.

EXPERT SOLUTION:

In a keynote of approximately one hour entitled, Speaking for Effect, I give an overview but highly applicable presentation, to help people understand the essence of what it takes to be an effective and impactful presenter. As I note in the workshop version of this presentation, fear of having to make various forms of presentations in front of groups is ranked even above that of death. Furthermore, being able to be an effective presenter is critical to maximizing one’s potential in work and life, in general.

During this focused and fun presentation I discuss the fundamentals around:

  • Presentation Skills—Why & What
  • Body Language: Eye Contact; Gestures; Posture & Movement
  • Vocal Quality—how you say it: Pitch; Tone; Pacing; Projection
  • Minimizing nervousness
  • Content—Why & What: Writing Strategy
  • A Rule of Thumb
  • The Structure: Why? What? How?
  • Prose Power: Stories; Word Pictures; Power words and phrases
  • Preparation Strategy
  • Visual Aids

YOUR OUTCOMES

  • Understanding of critical skills for developing presence when speaking.
  • Understanding of how to create compelling presentation content.
  • Define a first step to using the new knowledge.