In this 6 hour program you will learn how you can overcome your fear of public speaking and show the kind of impressive confidence that motivates people to take action when you speak.
We know from personal experience that not everyone is a naturally confident public speaker. On the way to becoming a premier provider of successful communication solutions, our trainers have had to overcome their own fear of public speaking. This program has every tool and strategy they’ve learned from years of experience, and makes it possible for you to avoid the fear and anxiety associated with public speaking without having to figure out how to do it yourself.
Don't just take our word for it, here's what others have to say:
"I conquered my fear in my last presentation. I was able to give my presentation effectively in front of a crowd without the security of a podium or table. To spectators, I looked and sounded confident. My body did not betray me with shakes or stutters, which is really all I was going for. I was almost surprised how easy it was once I got into it. Even better, now that I have done it once, I feel much more confident about doing it again. Having concrete evidence that I can get up there and not fall apart feels good. And my guess is that with these types of things, you build a momentum. Much like how you can spiral out of control then crash and burn, you can have a positive feedback loop. Now that I am better at public speaking, I feel more confident, which makes me better again and become even more confident."
Payvand Moaddel - Quality Assurance
"I have found that slowing down and concentrating on what I’m doing with my hands, my voice, and whether my feet are pointed out does a good job of calming me and distracting me from any presentations jitters. As a result, I’m a more confident presenter."
Geoffrey Blanding - Project Manager
It’s ultimately not about you: it’s about them—the people in your audience. Calm means you can confidently speak in front of anyone and get others to follow you and your ideas. This program dives deeply into the strategies, techniques and tools you need to stay calm and in control in front of every audience.
Sometimes just the idea of speaking in public causes severe anxiety and sleeplessness. Often the fear is based on a previous bad experience. Some speakers tell me they’ve been so anxious during a presentation that they’ve suffered a loss of memory or “blackout” and couldn’t even recall their performance. When you really diver into the bottom of the fears above, it turns out that almost all of the fears of public speaking boil down to ten common reasons.
We have the ability to influence and affect others around us. The exercises in this section give us the best shot at being the most peaceful and genuine versions of ourselves when we’re speaking up there on stage. By grounding yourself physically, you will start to feel less fight or flight on a regular basis. That change will help you stay in your higher, rational brain more frequently, which, in turn, will allow you to feel more grounded when you speak.
When you look at all of the daily tasks of speaking, the ups and downs, preparation, stages, and audience members, it can be emotionally taxing. Because of this, speakers will often abandon their values. For example, some speakers love the performance. For other speakers, the performance may not feel genuine. What if somebody’s value is, “I don’t want to perform in front of people?” Well, great, we’re going to show you how not to do that. And, what that can do is align with your values.
As a competent adult, you don’t even think about brushing your teeth anymore. It’s like second nature to just brush your teeth. Think of public speaking like brushing your teeth in the morning. When you stand up on that stage, it should be the same process. What is this process?
It’s important to remember that adults all tune in to one radio station: WIIFM, “What’s In It For Me?” When you present an agenda, they want to be able to figure out immediately how it will benefit them.
Once you have created your irresistible agenda and hooks, your next task is to combine your words with slides and create a PowerPoint presentation. In putting together a good presentation, here’s the critical point to remember: a PowerPoint slideshow is a visual aid. And that’s exactly how it should be used: not as a crutch, but as an aid—something that adds to your presentation. Many presenters make a huge mistake here.
You can minimize the chance of a misstep by working with a blueprint, not a script, to refer to a single page of important elements without having to glance down more than once every three minutes.
The benefit of having your presentation in blueprint outline form is becoming much more comfortable about your material. You will be able to explain the particulars of your presentation in an orderly fashion without omitting any important details.
Audiences loves being around attractive speakers. That’s because attractive speakers help others unleash what’s already inside of them. When others are around attractive speakers, they think they can do anything. Why is that? Why are attractive speakers so attractive?
The answer is that attractive speakers have all done “the work” on themselves. We are all mirrors of one another. If you come across as stressed, you can quickly get others around you stressed. If you’re grounded, you can help others feel more grounded. A good indicator of a great speaker is when the speaker and the audience each feel better (and less stressed) when the speaker is speaking.
How do your handle your nerves during your presentations? You know - the jitters and the shakes? Is it possible to be able to actually look forward to standing in front of an audience and giving a presentation?
If you’ve had only negative experiences related to public speaking, you may doubt I can turn things around for you in this area. But the Rule the Room method has done it for others, and I know it can do the same for you.
Did you know the average audience can tell if you are confident or not within the first ten minutes of your presentation? Most people think confidence is something you either have or you don’t. At least, that’s the way your audience feels when you stand up in front of them and don’t show confidence.
The second way to prepare confident language is to use words that show conviction. If you find uncertain words in your recording, replace them with words or phrases to suggest confidence
If you tell me you have a panic attack the moment you stand in front of your audience, I’ll bet I know what your problem is. And—though all these things matter—it’s not because of how you’re standing or that your voice is cracking or that you’re talking too loud or too fast or that you’re sweating. It’s not because of anything you are doing. It’s what you are not doing.
You haven’t kept your focus. You’ve forgotten that the presentation isn’t about you; it’s about your audience. When you’re meeting the audience members for the first time, when you’re making that first impression, how you’re feeling and what you’re doing doesn’t matter as much as how they’re doing and how they’re feeling. You should be concentrating on their feelings and their needs.
The primary need of your audience is to feel safe with you and among their peers, so that’s what you must deal with first. Once they trust you, they will feel safe. The best way to start is with a thoroughly rehearsed strong opening.
The first step is to tell yourself, “I’m going to be ok.” For a brief second, on stage, create a space where it says, “I’m enough.” What does it mean to say, “I’m enough”? It means the opposite of fight or flight. Fight or flight says you don’t have enough or you’re not enough. The reality is that you are enough. You have more than enough. You are enough.
Jason Teteak knows what it takes to Rule the Room. The master trainer and speaking presentation teacher has taught more than 50,000 people how to flawlessly command attention.
He’s won praise and a wide following for his original methods, his engaging style, and his knack for transferring communications skills via practical, simple, universal, and immediately actionable techniques.
Jason first made a reputation in the medical training industry, where he was known as “the presentation coach and trainer who trains the trainers.” Teteak’s attention to detail and precision in communicating definitive information was honed in serving this lifesaving industry.
In response to many requests, he began to offer personalized services and quickly developed a following as a private coach and a consultant whose clientele includes elite institutions, universities, and top corporate executives.
His new book, Rule the Room, was recently published in the summer of 2013. He has developed more than fifty presentation and communication training programs ranging in length from one hour to three days that serve as the basis for this unique, practical, and comprehensive course.