Public Speaking

Public Speaking

Do you know that more people are scared of public speaking than are afraid of dying? It’s one of the most common fears.

Pat Duckworth, Public Speaker

Pat Duckworth, Public Speaker

There are lots of circumstances where you can be asked to make a speech or a presentation; at work, at job interviews, weddings, retirements and lots more.  These are situations where you want to give your best without nerves getting in the way.

I have had a lot of experience in public speaking through delivering courses, making presentations and after-dinner speaking. Through that I have developed strategies to help me to prepare and deliver speeches confidently – and get a few laughs!

This is what one of my clients said about the work we did together on public speaking:

‘So many thanks for all your advice and strategies for public speaking. I did my presentation and  IT WAS GREAT! Very happy with the experience and your voice saying ‘ job well done” is in my head. I dare even say that I enjoyed it… I listened to your recording beforehand and imagined my blue pool of confidence then stepped right in.’ Mrs BC, Herts’

“I just wanted to say a huge, huge thank you for all your help. I listened to your recording, visualised and rehearsed my presentation and it went really well. I am super pleased. My heart was beating fast but I didn’t have any thoughts that this was all going to go wrong or I couldn’t do it I was focused and positive. On top of that when I came into the office this morning the trainer was unwell so I had to run 2 training sessions today using her notes and finding my way through! It all went well and I know that’s because of your help. Thank you so much!’ Ms SH, London

‘Initially I thought I had to just get over the fear of standing up in front of a group and speaking.  I think a shift for me was when I realised that It’s all about what you say and how you say it and not about me as a person.  To be honest this is probably the first time in my life I really have something I want to say and feel so passionate about .  So when I realised that was the important thing and began to see how important how you said it was then it took the pressure off me!

The other shift in my thinking happened in the first session when you said you enjoyed public speaking and I changed my goal from ‘get over the fear’ to ‘enjoy it’.  Maybe not straight away but soon.  

You certainly are a good role model!  You have warmth and humour and so much more.” Mrs HW, Cambs

I can help you with techniques to build your confidence, overcome your nerves and give a brilliant performance. So if you have a Best Man speech to deliver or a presentation to give at work or some other crucial public speaking event approaching, contact me. You might even start to look forward to it!

To discuss how I could help you with your public speaking, call me for an informal chat on 01763 853867.