When given the choice of whether to go up on stage or die, I would have chosen to die.
– Donnie Osmond
Such a common sentiment. Yet many of us must get up on stage to speak publicly. It is either part of our job, part of being an active member of our community or part of our social life.
The Zen of Public Speaking is a unique blend of eastern and western approaches. It teaches, for example, how to put the natural anxiety we feel about public speaking to work for us. It makes use of expanding our field of awareness, the Relaxation Response, breathwork and meditation.
The Linchpin to making successful presentations is confidence. Learn how to walk on stage confidently and how to hold on to that confidence even when challenged. Learn about the five ways to build the confidence you need for making effective, even dynamic presentations. Learn:
Expert guidance by award-winning speakers with over 10 years' training experience and a master's degree in the behavioural sciences.
Actors, performers, business speakers, politicians, community leaders, educators, professional trainers and, of course, the father of the bride.
You will not eradicate anxiety so you might as well learn how to put it to work for you. You will learn techniques to manage fear.
You will come to understand that public speaking is a dialogue or interaction. To interact, you have to "be" there. And in much the same way you are "there" when just chatting with a friend. Quality of presence is everything. We will show you how you can establish a dialogue with your audience.
You will learn the principle of "thralldom" which dictates that you have a right to show up at your shining best; in fact your audience would prefer it that way; they want to come away from your presentation totally impressed. Genuine enthusiasm is infectious.
The secrets of Churchill can be yours. Learn age-old techniques for stirring audiences with your message. Learn to use your body and voice to best advantage.
Training programs are designed to meet the expressed needs of you, the client. A thorough needs assessment determines the course of the instruction.
Highly skilled writers and rhetoricians are at your disposal to assist with the mounting of your presentation or with the writing of your speech. In addition, you will receive sound advice regarding the inclusion of visual aids.
We shine at putting you through your paces and showing you how to deliver your presentation for greatest effect. We will advise on how to use your voice, your body, your facial expressions. We will even show you how to inject humour and humanity into your delivery. You will have them eating out of the palm of your hand!
Available where needed.