Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

People who are having difficulty with public speaking often contact us with questions. We figured it would be a good idea to answer a few of the most commonly asked questions because all of our consultants are both experienced presenters and public speaking coaches. Maybe the solution here will come in handy when you’re giving your next speech or presentation.

A: It is not snakes or rodents, but public speaking. Learn how to avoid the fear of speaking in small groups, making a presentation to a large one. We’re here to help guide you and build your confidence to handle any public speaking situation.

A: It is the fear of people speaking in public. According to the U.S. National Institute of Mental Health in March 2012. Approximately 74% suffer from this anxiety. Based on our many years of public speaking coaching in Canada, we believe the numbers are similar.

A: To relax it is best to remember to breath and visualize your success.
A: In between your phrasing count two beats or seconds.
A: Most people breathe from their chest area. Try to taking in deeply through your nose and fill up your diaphragm (the area between your belly button and your rib cage) then speak.
A: A Yes, I can come to your office for private training and workshops. We have found that it is often best for private (one-on-one) training to be done in a meeting room versus the person’s office to avoid distractions and interruptions. We also provide training through Skype.

A: If such occasion arises please phone and email me to ensure that I receive your message immediately. I will make myself available to provide the coaching to prepare you or your executive team in preparation. For example it could be for an interview, reading a statement, or preparing for a video that you may wish to post of YouTube to get your message out. Often I recommend that more than the PR Manager and President should be trained due to the nature of crises, staff availability.

A: Try standing up when you speak, this will increase your energy. Also, use your hands. Hope that helps.
A: Don’t use your dominant hand otherwise you will end up shaking the microphone. When trying to make gestures. Keep it about 6 inches from your mouth.

A: I tell people never lose your accent as it make you unique. Now there are exercises you can do to to reduce your accent that will help you speak with more claritiy. Drop me a email .

A: Stage placement and movement is really important . Think about how actors move on stage to impact their performance. If you find you don’t move at all Use masking tape to guide you through your movements for every part of your Speech. Page 1, center, page 2 right side and so on. Move forward to the audience To get close to them. Remember it’s not what you say, but how every part of Your Body Says it.

A: When it comes to using visual aids they should enhance your presentation. Since your dealing with numbers I would use a PowerPoint. Remember to use pictures and simple charts. Or single words. Please don’t put your full speech on the slides and read them to the audience. Know your material and tell them your story.

A: Thinking on the spot is a crucial talent to have. I would put together a list of topics and practice with a friend going back and forth.

A:The workshop group size ranges from two to 20 people. We endeavour to ensure that all questions are answered during each training class; however, we are available after the class to answer additional questions.

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