Challenge: Please Don’t Make Me Talk In Front of People
For many people public speaking is their number one fear. They are more afraid of public speaking than dying. So, the old joke at a funeral goes, “you’d rather be in a casket instead of delivering the eulogy.” So, what do we do when we are feeling nervous and afraid? We plan. We plan plan plan plan plan. And prepare. Prepare prepare prepare prepare. And when it’s time for you to get up and speak, how do you feel? Terrified! Could it be that the traditional preparation for public speaking actually makes things worse? If so, how can you get more confident and connected while talking in front of a group? You know you can be charming one on one, so where do all those skills go when you get in front of a microphone?
Solution: A Presentation Skills Session
Instead of getting in your head and thinking over and over about what you are going to say and what’s in your notes and slide deck, how about focusing on connecting with the audience and making sure they are interested and understanding what you are trying to communicate? And instead of working so hard to avoid mistakes in your presentation, why not find the joy acknowledging the inevitable and often hilarious mishaps that occur? These skills of being present, humble, grounded and playful are the skills an improviser takes in to any performance. We can help you improve your body language and delivery as well as polish up your content so your next presentation whether its a sales meeting, a speaking engagement, or a toast in front of the family will be a hit.