Public speaking can rattle the nerves of even the most seasoned professional. Too often, fear of public speaking can prevent a highly talented person from achieving career success, because giving speeches and making presentations is unavoidable for business executives. Are you going to let your fear hold you back? Presentation coaching can help you to develop skills that will help you better prepare and deliver professional, effective presentations.
Presentation coaching will help you to:
- Strengthen your message.
No author edits their own work and sends it out for publication. We all have blind spots, and preparing a presentation is no different. A presentation coach helps you strengthen your content, points out gaps, and ensures that your main points are crystal clear.
- Be memorable.
Audiences want to engage with speakers. However, you will quickly lose your audience if they believe that they are being lectured. Take your audience on an interesting and inspiring journey. Tell a story. Incorporate an anecdote. These Mental Magnets™ will transform your presentation from mediocre to fabulous, so that you can effectively engage with your audience and motivate a greater percentage of them to take action.
- Distinctly differentiate your offering.
As important as content is, don’t expect to simply stand behind a podium and be heard. How you deliver your message has tremendous impact on audience response and can strengthen perceptions of your company, brand, and services among key stakeholders. Presentation coaching can help you convey your message in such a way that you and your company stand out from your competitors.
- Save time by preparing efficiently.
As you develop a presentation, how many hours elapse while you stare at a blank screen? Are you frustrated when your team churns out the 43rd version of your presentation deck? Your time is valuable, and a presentation coach can help you save days – or even weeks – of time. Efficient preparation is critical for success.
- Keep your skills strong.
Athletes don’t call it a day once their seasons are over. Public speaking is a skill, much like an aptitude for sports, and achieving excellence demands a dedication to practice.
- Identify and achieve your goals.
Having a strategic approach to any presentation will increase the likelihood of success. Are you seeking approval? Addressing ongoing concerns? Trying to open the door for ongoing discussions? Too often, speakers provide information without first clearly defining – for themselves and to their audiences – the desired outcome.
- Be authentic.
To measure the authenticity of your message, constructive feedback is essential, and perhaps the only way to know if your presentation is going to engage your audience or achieve buy-in. Receiving criticism can certainly be as scary as delivering the speech itself, but a presentation coach can pinpoint what’s not working and suggest improvements before you face an audience.
If public speaking scares you, yet your career goals require you to deliver presentations or speeches, seek the guidance of a presentation coach. The personalized attention that you will receive is invaluable to your career, your confidence, and to your organization’s bottom line.