Programs on Public Speaking

Post COVID Speaking Program

Where are we headed? What is the future of the speaking business-and conventions and national meetings?
No one knows for sure, but it is certain that most businesses have made short-term adjustments for a post-COVID world, but what about 2021, 2022 and beyond. Zoom, Teams (?) and other remote platforms are a big part of the corporate environment, but how will they impact the future?

While no one really knows, as we emerge and get back to managing and running our businesses, and patterns are beginning to take shape. What are those patterns and how do we get ahead to stay on the cutting edge of our respective industries?

Help! Everyone is Staring at Me

A majority of Americans fear for public speaking; some fear it more than death. However, that fear can become a both a personal and professional liability. But most of the angst associated with this necessary skill stems from never being taught how to do it. In this session, attendees will learn the basics of making a speech, effective openings/closes, steps that will help you engage with an audience before taking control of the lectern, and how to immediately captivate a group and keep their attention. Based on the book by the same name.

A Picture is Worth 1,000 Words, As Long as it’s the Right Picture

We’ve all attended sessions where the presenter stumbled and misfired while using audio/visual equipment. Looking uncomfortable, and failing to use the equipment correctly, he failed to connect with the audience. What should have been a memorable talk turned into audience relief when the ordeal was finally over. In this session, attendees will learn why you should or shouldn’t how to put together an A/V program, how to select and use the proper images, and what to do when the equipment malfunctions.

Personalize Your Speech For Effective Communication

We’ve all heard the term, “That speech just didn’t sound like him.” The speaker, for some reason you can’t quite identify, just didn’t get her message across. The words were there, the idea was good, but the impact never materialized. It could have been delivered by someone else. Why did that happen? And why is it so common? How can a speaker ensure that doesn’t happen? In this session, attendees will learn how to use terms, concepts and stories that make it sound like them. That will convey confidence and help you connect with the audience.