We just finished another great presentation skills class in Charlotte, North Carolina. A few folks in the class were local businesspeople from Charlotte. However, a couple of participants drove in from Atlanta, GA. One even flew in from The Cayman Islands to attend the public speaking class.
As with many people who attend this class, many of the participants came to eliminate public speaking fear. Although many were there to develop solid presentation skills so they presented more professionally and effectively.
We started the class with 10 ways to reduce nervousness. As the class members began to apply each of these principles immediately, their comfort level began to rise. Then, just before lunch during the first day, we unveiled our secret to eliminating presentation fear. Adding this one thing to their delivery practically eliminated all the jitters in just a few minutes. The group was amazed!
Great Presentation Skills Class in Charlotte, NC this Month.
In the afternoon, we began to focus on ways present to more difficult audiences. We showed the group a way to win over even the most hostile of audiences — (and stay in control in the process.) At every stage of the class, the participants became more poised and confident. And in each stage, they experimented with new skills. So, as they tried new tips and had another success, their confidence grew and grew.
My favorite part of this (and every class) is what I call the “mike drop moment.” This occurs when each presenter delivers their final presentation at the end of the presentation skills class. When they put all the pieces together and just nail that final presentation, most presenters are both surprised and exhilarated. They shock themselves with how professional and effective their presentation becomes along the way.
Would you like to reduce nervousness and become a more poised and professional speaker? We have presentation skills classes in Charlotte every three months. Click the link for details!