Fear of public speaking is a natural phobia. It triggers the same ‘fight or flight’ chemistry in our brains that we experience when we’re confronted with physical danger. Whether delivering a maiden speech in parliament, a keynote at a conference or presenting a paper at an undergraduate tutorial, there’s no shame in feeling nervous.
The truth, however, is that public speaking can be a game changer for people’s careers or their organisation’s fortunes. Speakers have good reason to feel nervous; they recognise a unique opportunity to shine and get noticed. Hiding from such opportunities is a waste of potential.
The good news is that anyone can overcome nerves and master the art of public speaking; a skill that is empowering and valuable to almost every profession, social status or stage in life. Every time you speak, your body language, tone of voice, rhythm of speech, volume, confidence, and posture leave an indelible impression on your listeners. All of these can be adapted and optimised to super-enhance the delivery of your speech.
In just a day, you can transform your confidence and your performance. In our sessions we film you speaking and play it back to you. This can be tough experience for many, but an enlightening one. It is an unparalleled tool allowing you to see yourself how others see you and assess your own strengths and weaknesses when it comes to public speaking. Delegates come out of the session with the right confidence, fluency and personal warmth that best represents themselves and their business.