I’ve uploaded some ‘Before and After’ video samples from one of a group of participants in our August Authentic Speaking Foundations workshop (www.authenticspeaking.com). This was a two-day workshop to dramatically improve public speaking and communication skills. You can see Ashleigh’s progress even in just the first day. (There is nothing commercially sensitive in her presentation.)
Amongst the many leadership and performance-related services I provide, from the moment I started my consultancy I identified public speaking improvement as a critical service for leaders and motivated employees. I have worked with hundreds of professionals to improve their speaking. Ashleigh’s progress is quite typical of the results we achieve.
Watch how her whole demeanour and involvement with the audience changes – and how, even on video, her speaking is so much more engaging and powerful. (It was even better in person!)
My thanks to Ashleigh for giving permission to publish the videos! It’s often difficult to display participants’ videos due to the many personal and commercial issues involved. (Apologies for some of the squished look of the first two, as it’s a byproduct of the YouTube conversion.)
After – Day 1
After – Day 2
Communicate a message filled with personal meaning that makes a difference to your audience!
Our next public Authentic Speaking Foundations workshop is on November 5-6, 2012, and then February 18-19, 2013 – both in Perth, Western Australia. Head to www.authenticspeaking.com.au for more.
Our next Executive Leaders Authentic Speaking Workshop is being held February 25-26 in Perth. For already confident speakers and leaders, this workshop is a peers-only event that moves speakers on to a higher level and addresses issues pertinent to executives and senior leaders: including ‘presence’ as a leader, stakeholder engagement, communication and persuasion with colleagues and staff.
These workshops (as well as my leadership and performance-related workshops) are available in-house or by arrangement in any state or country.
We also consult with organisations on internal and external communications, strategic communications plans and internal networks and incorporate these into structured change initiation and management plans that can cover everything from initial ideation through communication and implementation to concrete results. Results are what we’re after, so we can act as a strategic partner in every aspect of organisational growth in order to achieve those results.
Private executive coaching is always available for dramatic ongoing growth and support, to work through very personal issues at the heart of your speaking (such as extreme anxiety), and for powerfully communicating key messages at critical events and junctures (for example, strategic company initiatives, national representation and special public events). I have worked with CEOs and MDs of billion-dollar organisations, small business owners, and people wanting to hone their wedding speech. We can manage private coaching both face to face and online for remote support (for those of you who are interstate or international). Visit my dedicated website at www.authenticspeaking.com for more.