Presentation Skills

Speaking in front of an audience does funny things to the smartest people

It shouldn’t be an ordeal. After all, most people are articulate, persuasive and funny when talking with friends or colleagues. But when there’s an audience, three out of four people get tongue-tied and uncomfortable.

And the downside of being a nervous speaker is more than just discomfort. People who are afraid of speaking in public usually earn 10%  less than those who present well. Bad presentations inhibit your chances of promotion. Good presenting skills are seen as a must-have for leaders.

Don’t worry. There’s an easy and effective solution. With my Presentations Masterclass, you will liberate your true voice, grow in confidence, and be able to engage and persuade any audiences.

1 –  Check out my new online course Presentations Masterclass. You get 18 video lessons, 3 bonus videos, a 100+ page e-book, templates and support material. If you are interested, I’ll send you a free video sample from some of the lessons. You’ll get a taste of the TalkitOut Technique that’s at the heart of my training. Sign up today and I’ll send you a series of great free tips to help you, as well as a sample from the online course.

2 – Buy the book that changes lives. I’ve just published my Presentations Masterclass e-book. It’s a journey from first ideas to standing ovation. Along the way you’ll learn about planning and structuring a presentation, how to capture your natural speaking voice, how to incorporate stories to make facts memorable, and how to use slides effectively. Plus, there are sections on body language, how to look and sound good on video, and special features on how to deliver wedding toasts, after-dinner speeches and eulogies.

Standing ovation 4 times. Thank you very much – you were a big part of my success. – Milt Isaacs, President, ACFO

I don’t get many clients like Sam

I usually work with executives, entrepreneurs, politicians. I’d never had a client quite like Sam Johnstone. But I’m glad he found me. Let me tell you why:

Sam is one of thousands of people who have joined me for the journey from nervous speaker to polished performer. Anxiety about public speaking comes with a terrible price.

Confident presenters are 15 per cent more likely to be promoted, and earn more, than nervous speakers. And seven out of 10 people say they are judged on their public speaking and presenting skills. In one survey, 1 in 5 people asked to give a business presentation said they’d call in sick or get a colleague to cover for them – even if it meant losing respect in the workplace. Losing respect among colleagues is one problem. Loss of self-esteem is another.

With that in mind, I want to share two ideas with you:

  1. You are not alone, and you are not unusual. Three out of four people dislike speaking in public.
  2. It can be fixed. I am proud to say that every client who has been through one of my workshops has transformed their speaking skills. Believe me, I’ve seen tears of frustration in the morning, and tears of joy in the afternoon, as clients find their voices and grow in confidence.

If you are thinking of upgrading your speaking skills, don’t delay. It’s your time to shine.

… allows me to connect with my audience every time I speak.  It’s the best leadership investment I ever made. – Fred Morley, Greater Halifax Partnership