The failsafe method for confident & enthralling public speaking & personal communication.
At the heart of being able to speak confidently in public (and in person) is to make it feel as if the conversation is one to one, from your heart to the heart of whoever’s listening to you, no matter how many in number.
That way you strike an empathic resonance – each person in the audience, or the individual you’re with, feels you speaking directly to them – and provided all other relevant factors are in place – striking the congruent tone of voice, body movement and stance, being clear about your message, and so on, everyone comes away feeling better and more beautiful for being seen and communed with, no matter how prosaic or challenging the situation.
Great Presence is about being in command, not just of what you want to say and how to say it, but how you hold yourself for that conversation and in life – your presence in the world, your internal confidence and esteem in presenting yourself to others.
A recent survey found a notable percentage of people would rather find themselves in the casket than have to give the eulogy at a funeral – everyone fears public speaking – but at some point in your life you’re likely to be called upon to give an address of some sort – best man speech, 50th birthday speech – a presentation, a pitch – you probably have some sort of public presentation coming up soon you’re scared or nervous of doing.
Or you may have an interview coming up, or a difficult personal conversation to have.
And if the thought of having that important or difficult conversation – the interview for that job you want badly, a personal negotiation with someone close, at work with a tricky colleague, or socially, let alone having to give a best man or woman speech, give a business presentation, or speak to the Queen – one where you want the best possible outcome for all concerned –
then this is for you.