In Chicago, 13 brave presenters gathered to enhance their skills and conquer speaking fears. We just finished another successful public speaking workshop in The Windy City. A few were skeptical of their ability to change. By the end of our two days, the group marveled at the many transformations.
One participant, initially gripped by speech anxiety, declared herself “cured.” The group’s support for each other was unwavering. On the second day, they paired up to practice speeches and share stories. Topics ranged from authenticity at work to the usefulness of walkie-talkies in schools and the HIPAA Act.
Participants grew to appreciate each other’s abilities, realizing that their nervousness brought energy to their presentations. They also discovered that their topics were genuinely interesting and inspiring.
As the program concluded, participants exchanged business cards and committed to staying in touch, supporting each other’s growth as dynamic speakers.
The connections formed during the workshop extended beyond the training room. The participants bonded over shared experiences and a newfound sense of confidence in their speaking abilities. They left with not only enhanced skills but also a supportive network of fellow communicators who shared their journey.
The Fearless Presentations® class in Chicago served as a testament to the transformative power of overcoming the fear of public speaking. The attendees discovered that with the right guidance and a supportive community, they could unlock their potential and become captivating speakers. They left the workshop with the knowledge that public speaking is a skill that can be developed and mastered with practice, and that their stories and ideas were both interesting and inspiring.
Laura Lewis Barr facilitated this Fearless Presentation® on June 22-23 at the Regus Chicago, 321 N. Clark St. Ste. 500, Chicago, IL 60654, USA.