“It’s alright to have butterflies in your stomach. Just get them to fly in formation.”
Nowhere is this quote more apropos than in the world of public speaking. For some, the butterflies can be more like a swarm of bees, sometimes literally paralyzing a person with fear. For others, the nervous energy is something that needs to be redirected into a presentation to make it more engaging for the audience.
As a seasoned Presentation Coach and Toastmaster of 22 years, I have helped many newcomers overcome their initial fears of being in front of an audience, and coached a contestant competing for the title of World Champion of Public Speaking, and worked with many good speakers helping to make them great. My approach to Presentation Coaching is different from many. While we do spend some time addressing on the nuts and bolts of speech delivery (voice, gestures, body language, etc), the bulk of time is used to focus on:
Executives who are looking to take their presentations from Good to GREAT should contact me for Executive Presentation Coaching