Face To Face Public Speaking Coaching and Training Shines

On-line coaching and training programs in public speaking, although increasing in popularity for the busy, working force, can never provide the exact same value that face to face, training and coaching can offer.  The on-line Programs with their skills and strategies can give a good foundation of knowledge but the application of these techniques needs to be monitored and observed by an expert in presentation skills. Face to face learning has been the norm for centuries. With face to face learning you have a live interaction with a coach and trainer.  The interaction occurs in person, which means you need to be physically present in a classroom in order to learn. That usually happens at a specific time & date. Face to face learning helps you get organized with your studies, because you need to be somewhere at a specific time & date. Also, you get to interact with the trainer.  If you are not that self-disciplined and didn’t do your homework, no problem, you can just sit there and listen to the trainer speaking. Face to face learning is more acknowledged as a “real” way of learning, so if you tell someone: “I’m going to a course or a training […]

professional speaker

What motivates you as a speaker? Do you have a message you want to share? I often have clients who want to embark on a professional speaking career but don’t know what they want to speak about.  They are focusing on the possible outcome of their speech in numerical value.  Like so many other creative fields, the motivation is the dollar sign. The truth is that the success of a speaker who reaches the status of professional are few rather than many.  It takes many years of disciplined hard work to reach the pinnacle of success.  The speaker who reaches the realm of professional has worked hard through experience, research, education, courage, natural talent and determination.  It is never an overnight success.  The speaking industry is constantly changing with new expectations, trends and challenges.  This computer and digital era has made the speaking industry easier and harder.  It’s easier if speakers keep up with all the technological advances available to them and difficult if they refuse to change their comfort zone lapsing into complacency and staleness. Knowing your purpose for speaking other than for a lucrative outcome is crucial. To be a successful speaker you must be able to transform […]