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Few things will position you as a leader more than delivering a great speech.
Our coaches can help you create and deliver speeches that will inspire confidence and move audiences to action.
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Great leaders communicate in a way that connects with audiences.
We can help you find and hone your personal communication style, allowing you to inspire confidence and sell your ideas.
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For over twenty years, we have helped our clients deliver presentations that win business.
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I don’t know who said it first. But here is my favorite quotation about public speaking: “The only reason to give a speech is to change the world.”
I love it because it touches on a fundamental -- but not obvious – question: “Why do we give speeches?”
I agree that you speak to change the world. Specifically, the goal of any speech is to lead, sell, or build relationships.
We Don't Speak Merely to Inform
Purely informative speeches should be taken out behind the shed and shot. I was working with a banking associate who told me about a monthly meeting in which she was required to speak for an hour about the group’s results.
“How can I make these monthly presentations more interesting,” she asked me. “Everyone hates them.”
Everyone hates the presentations because the act of standing up in front of a group and delivering the information adds no value. As a result, the presentations bore the listeners, who would prefer to read the information in an email.
To Lead and Be Accountable
I just finished reading a new novel called “The Man From Beijing” by Henning Mankell. It’s a fascinating mystery that explores China’s drive to become a free market power. In one scene, an intellectual reads a five-hour speech on the need to reform. He is speaking to the assembled Chinese political power structure, several hundred people.
My initial thought was “Good grief. Who would want to listen to someone read a five- hour speech? Couldn’t everyone just read it in their hotel rooms?” But the speaker wasn’t just delivering an analysis. He was also holding himself publicly accountable.
Sometimes we give speeches to make a public stand and to say, “This is my point of view. If you want to disagree with me, I’m here. Take your best shot.”
The best leaders build credibility with stories.
In particular, they share examples of the times in their lives when their character and skills were formed through personal experience. These narratives illustrate to the listener what they can expect of a leader as well as what a leader will most likely expect of them. People remember stories long after they forget the policy book and the vision statement on the wall.
There are five stories you should be able to deliver that will build your credibility as a leader. Learn how in Jan McKenzie's White Paper "The Five Stories Credible Leaders Tell."
What is the Purpose of Public Speaking? To Change the World!
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Learning By Doing
At Speechworks we believe that people learn best by doing. Our workshops are designed around the principle that each person should be involved in every aspect of learning. Our Open Enrollment programs focus on the most common communication skills challenges, presenting to audiences and speaking in meetings.
Executive Speaker Workshop
During this workshop, you will learn how to exert influence in a variety of settings, from formal presentations, to one-on-one, or to large group meetings. Combines The Persuasive Speaker and The Impromptu Speaker workshops into a single program with on-camera presenting and role-playing.
2014 Dates: February 12-13, April 16-17, June 18-19, August 13-14, October 15-16, December 10-11
Impromptu Speaker WorkshopLearn how to communicate confidently and sell ideas in impromptu settings including group meetings, one-on-one meetings, and during Q&A sessions. You will also develop a personal style that builds personal and business relationships.2014 Dates: July 17
Persuasive Speaker Workshop
Improve your public speaking skills in this intensive one-day program through video sessions and individualized coaching. Learn to organize your information and deliver it with confidence and credibility, whether speaking to individuals or to small or large groups.
2014 Dates: January 17, March 14, May 16, July 18, September 19, November 14
Non-Native Speaker WorkshopPublic speaking is hard enough. Delivering presentations when English is not your native language is particularly difficult. In The Non-Native Speaker on-camera workshop, you will learn how to create and deliver presentations with confidence. 2014 Dates: February 5-6
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