Who’s Afraid of… Public Speaking?
Holding a presentation seems to be a very simple thing. Until you find yourself in the situation to actually hold one. Suddently a lot of questions come to your mind. How to structure your material so that it can be easily understood? How to handle the first minutes, if your mouth is dry due to the stage fright? What to do if the public is hostile, or bored, or tired…?
These questions (and many more) constantly accompanied me in every occasion when I had to present something in front of a group. No matter the group componence (teachers, colleagues, or friends), or the topic approached, I had never found suitable answers to them.
Things changed when I began to attend the Presentation Skills Club, organized by Dan R., our colleague, a professional trainer and coach. As a public speaker, he has a huge experience and is happy to share it with anybody interested in this topic.
So, it is no surprise that the Presentation Skills Club offered answers to all my questions, and these answers were not merely theoretical – they were real answers, proved (or discovered) by Dan in real situations, in front of real people.
Dan also gave us the chance to put in practice his advice in a safe environment. After all, a presentation held in front of your supportive colleagues is less frightening than a presentation held in the real world.
I have been attending the Presentation Skills Club for more than 1 year and it was remarkable to see how my colleagues became better speakers. My own progress gave me the courage to accept as a dare the public speaking opportunities.
Still scared? Join us and discover the great public speaker in you!