Public Speaking

—  Equipping professionals for success  

If you are an entrepreneur, project manager, marketing or training professional, keynote speaker, conference presenter, job seeker – we can help you. Improving on your delivery and overall presence can go a long way toward promoting audience engagement and buy-in. Learn how to become a compelling voice the next time you take the podium, interact with key decision makers, stand in front of a class, or interview for a top notch role. Public speaking isn’t hard. It just takes practice.

PRESENTATION SKILLS

The world is full of the keynote speakers and presenters who most audiences find boring; sometimes it’s a challenge not to tune them out altogether! We’ve all watched the clock, hoping the session would end sooner rather than later, even if we were really filled with anticipation at the onset. If we’re honest with ourselves, we could probably count on one hand the number of times we have been truly engaged, coming away refreshed and motivated.

Why do you think that is? The speakers are obviously well qualified, respected authorities. We would propose this: if you want an audience to remember you and your message, it must be delivered in a compelling, even disarming way so that they can’t forget it, much less write it off. You need an approach that gets under their skin or keeps them reliving the moment. They may not always agree with what you have to say, but they’ll keep thinking about it. Cutting edge content isn’t enough for most individuals.

Consider these three ingredients: preparation. presence, and a pinch of personality. People love the combination. Not sure how to pull all this off? That’ s where we come in. We have successfully helped individuals fine tune their approach to the specific needs of their profession. We can help you too.

UP-FRONT PRESENCE AND IMAGE

Hmmm, you still can’t figure out why you weren’t able to land that big contract your company so desperately needed…what could you have done differently? You thought the presentation was solid, convincing. You can’t begin to put your finger on where it fell short. Maybe it just wasn’t meant to be. You were so sure they’d go for it. Something made that potential client say no. Their decision might have been based on considerations over which you have no control. But, if it was based on their overall impression of you, that needs to change.

Seasoned professionals know how important it is to make a strong, genuine impression on those you are trying to influence. How you carry yourself, dress, smile, even sit in a meeting can make a difference to decision makers. Your speaking voice, facial expressions, eye contact, hand gestures, hand shake…all matter. Carrying yourself well can mean the difference between a resounding “yes, let’s do it” or a disappointing “we’ve decided not to pursue your solution at this time”. You may or may not get a more detailed explanation. We can help you identify areas for improvement so that your personal image becomes a positive influence in future business dealings. Interested?

INTERVIEW SKILLS

We all want to put our best foot forward when interviewing for a new job – especially in this market! Find out how to frame your experience so that it plays to your strengths. Practice experiential interviewing and thinking on your feet so that answering tough questions no longer feels like a scary proposition. We can help you with every aspect of your interview. Employers are looking for the complete package. And these days, they can afford to wait until they find it. Then you walk in.