Help You Create and Deliver Great Presentations
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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Coach You to Sell Ideas andInspire Confidence
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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Teach You How to Deliver a Winning Sales Pitch
For over twenty years, we have helped our clients deliver presentations that win business.
Our workshops and coaching services can improve your team’s communication fundamental.
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I have a friend who fears airplanes. Ask him why and he’ll say, “If we were meant to fly, God would have given us wings.”
When people ask me why people fear public speaking, I have a similar response. “If we were meant to give speeches, God would have embedded microphones on our lapels.”
Let me explain. There has been a great deal of research into the causes of “glossophobia”, the fear of public speaking. But none of the research has been particularly conclusive.
Some psychologists trace extreme cases of stage fright to childhood trauma. Others say that fear of public speaking builds gradually over time as we avoid every opportunity to speak. Still others point out that fear of public speaking may be a byproduct of low self-esteem and a fear of being judged harshly.
I’m sure that all are true to some extent. But I think that most of us fear public speaking for the same reason that many people fear swimming or flying or sky-diving. Just as we weren’t designed to jump out of airplanes, we weren’t designed to stand up and give speeches. And we have to adapt strategies to overcome these designed short-comings and our fears.
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."
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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.
The 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: October 15-16, December 10-112015 Dates: February 11-12, April 15-16, June 17-18, August 12-13, October 14-15, December 9-10
The 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.2015 Dates: July 16
The 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: November 142015 Dates: January 16, March 13, May 15, July 17, September 18, November 13
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Since 1986, Speechworks has been coaching America’s top businesspeople to communicate in a way that connects with listeners, sells ideas, and inspires confidence. Let our coaches help you develop a communication style that inspires confidence.