I have to admit, I was a bit nostalgic in Cincinnati this week. For the first time since the pandemic hit, we taught a presentation class in Cincinnati, Ohio. Granted, this was a fairly small class. But the folks who attended were so fun to work with, I had an absolute blast coaching them.
The nostalgia came from the location, though. The hotel industry took a beating during the last couple of years. So, we decided to support the local community in Cincinnati and booked the class at the Cincinnatian Hotel. Over 20 years ago, we held our first Fearless presentations ® class in Cincinnati at this hotel. And, I fell in love with the location. This hotel has been in operation for over 150 years. And walking through it is like walking through a museum. (Granted, it is a really, really comfortable museum, though.)
As our company grew, we got an office in Cincinnati. So, I haven’t been to the hotel in almost a decade. But it was really fun reliving the early years of teaching presentation classes in Ohio!
Fun Group in Cincinnati, OH Reduces Post-Pandemic Nerves in a Great Public Speaking Class.
Just as an FYI, during the shutdowns and work-from-home era, presentation skills haven’t been a high priority for business people. However, now that companies are thriving again, these skills are vital to success. And since so many people neglected developing these muscles, the need is pretty dramatic, now.
It would be like not riding a bicycle for years and trying to jump back on. Sure, the skill will likely come back to you. However, you might fall a few times before getting your legs under you again.
A lot of people are going through that in 2022. So, if you need a place to get back up to speed, I invite you to attend an upcoming public speaking class in your area. For a list of upcoming public speaking classes, click here.