The best way to overcome the anxiety of public speaking is to prepare, prepare, and prepare some more.
FRMediaTrain is the place to start – we’re here to help and we’ll give you the strategy and confidence to succeed!
The first time I ever spoke to a group of more than a dozen people it felt like being in front of a stadium full of the other team’s fans (pardon the analogy, I am a former sportscaster)! I didn’t exactly hear boos but nervous doesn’t begin to describe it – and I was sure everyone out there in the audience could notice.
The quintessential public speaking scenario!
The funny thing was, at the time I had already done hundreds of television reports in my career and never felt as shaky. Turns out it ALWAYS feels worse than it is.. or looks.. as the audience that day confirmed. The key? I was as prepared for that speech as I was for all those TV reports.
At FRMediaTrain we have used that personal experience along with years of practice and study to ease the anxiety of public speaking.
After one session in our presentation skills training program we will have you giving press conferences, speeches, group talks and business presentations as if you’ve been doing it for years. Think of it this way: YOU’RE the expert – who better than YOU to give that presentation?!
Just like our other programs, our presentation training involves tools, tips and tactics you can draw on for every appearance. And you WILL learn how to practice them, you WILL learn to be prepared, to fight those nerves, entertain, inform and persuade your audience. Even if there’s no way you ever think you’ll get up on that stage, give us a call. We can help! Here are just a few more focused areas of our presentation training:
HOW TO OPEN AND CLOSE YOUR PRESENTATION
PREPARING FOR YOUR SPECIFIC AUDIENCE – IT’S ABOUT THEM, NOT YOU
USE BODY LANGUAGE THAT MATCHES YOUR WORDS
THE RIGHT WARDROBE AND APPEARANCE CHOICES CAN GO A LONG WAY
CRAFTING COMMENTS THAT ARE ENGAGING AND TIMELY
MINIMIZE NERVOUS ENERGY AND LET YOUR PERSONALITY COME THROUGH
HOW TO PRESENT FROM AN OUTLINE INSTEAD OF A WRITTEN SPEECH
HOW TO REACT TO FEEDBACK AND ANSWER AUDIENCE QUESTIONS
Mix and Match Media Training Services
All of these public speaking components can be paired with other aspects of our training programs, such as Brand Media Training orCrisis Communications Training. Remember, our courses are tailor-made to YOUR business. After a free consultation where we can talk about all the options, you can decide what type of media training would best fit you and your employees. For instance:
- We recently trained a lawyer in a 3 hour one-on-one setting to appear as a legal expert on network television. His program emphasized message development and how to make his delivery both informative AND entertaining.
- We also trained a group of eight sales and marketing professionals before their work at a recent convention. Their program specialized in brand promotion and answering tough questions.