Category: Celebrity Speaking Tip

“What is the single most important quality in a tennis champion? I would have to say desire, staying in there and winning matches when you are not playing that well.”

That’s a quote from John McEnroe, former Wimbledon champion and tennis superbrat.

While of course the quote has nothing to do with public speaking, we think it’s good guidance anyway. Desire is also the most important quality in a good speaker.  With desire and a little coaching, anyone can learn to be a great speaker.

In our workshops, we help people with the desire to learn how to deliver great presentations.  We focus on two areas:

  • How to organize a message that is tight, simple and focused on audience needs. Speechworks teaches a simple Formula for focusing on listener needs.  We believe that if you have strong content, you will be more confident when you get up to speak.
  • How to deliver the message in a style that connects with the listeners We focus on eye contact, gestures, voice energy, and facial energy. Our coaches will give you private feedback on where you most need to improve.

Consider attending an upcoming workshop.  We’ll help you learn how to be a great speaker. All you need to bring is your desire.

Speechworks is a communication and selling skills coaching firm. We teach professionals how to craft and deliver complex messages in a simple, persuasive manner. Since 1986, through workshops and one-on-one instruction, we have helped countless individuals become better presenters and communicators. You can reach us at 404.266.0888, speech@speechworks.net or on the web at www.speechworks.net