Welcome to the Coaching Corner. After 22 years in the business of keynote speaking, I have been asked by a number of seasoned business professionals (and new-hires) how to improve their speeches…and give the speech of their life.
My first question:
- Are you giving a speech or a sales presentation?
- What do you fear most: speaking in public or in a small meeting?
Let’s be clear:
- What’s the difference between a speech and a presentation? You could say one is more formal than the other, but it doesn’t have to be. A speech-maker is a topic expert (as we hope a presenter is, as well). The sales presenter is presenting for the potential buyer of their service/products that their service/product is the most logical to buy. While passion may play a part in a sales presentation, it is not the driver. In a speech, passion is the driver.
- What do you fear most? If you are like most people, speaking in public is your #1 fear. I won’t tell you not to worry. Every single one of us who speaks for a living has had (and continues to have) their fear moments before getting on stage, during, and after. But I will give you strategies for managing your fears.
And that is why you have come to the Coaching Corner – to learn how to give the speech of your life.
I coach over FaceTime/Skype/Zoom. Take your pick.
You can come to me with a draft of a speech, and I will coach you through it. We will record you giving the speech first, as a baseline…then, we will begin our work together. Or, you can come to me when you have found out you have to give a speech. We can draft it together. Or, you may just want to practice getting over your fear of speaking. Whatever you are working on, call me.
If you need to see why I’m the best at what I do, check out these Testimonials.
My direct phone is 845-721-5059. Or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The first phone call is complimentary.