Improve Communication: Speak Smoothly, Clearly & Confidently
What you'll learn
- Learn to speak more smoothly so that both you and those to whom you are speaking feel relaxed, tuned in, and focused.
- Learn to speak more fluently so your thoughts and words stream together in sync
- Learn to speak more clearly so that your listeners can understand exactly what you're saying and what you mean.
- Learn to speak more confidently so that your listeners like and trust you, and therefore believe what you are saying.
- If you are willing to work hard, and stick with this until you see results, you have the prerequisites for this course.
- This course does NOT have a written transcript. You should be able to sufficiently understand spoken English if you decide to take this course.
How to Improve Communication Skills (Major Updates Coming Soon!)
Do you struggle with getting your words out when explaining things in important situations, situations like interviews, presentations, meetings, phone or video conferences? Do you become anxious, nervous tense up, loose track of where you're at, speak too fast, or even stutter? Do people sometimes have trouble understanding you because English is your second language?
If you answered yes to any of the above, relax…help is finally here! My name is Michael Williams and I stuttered for over 20 years. For the past two decades I've made my living speaking. I teach academic success as a professor, have conducted day-long and multi-day relationship and communication retreats, taught in churches, spoke on live T.V., radio and much more. I've even taught small classes in Spanish. I now work with people from all around the world helping them learn to speak more smoothly, fluently, clearly and confidently. I call this type of speech "Proactive." Eventually, I created a step-by-step process for becoming a Proactive Speaker and I call this the PR90D Speech System.
If you struggle with speaking well, this course can literally transform your life. You probably know from personal experience that not being able to speak well can limit your career choices, restrict your social life, and restrict your relationships. I've worked with people who could not get jobs, or who were being paid up to 30% less because of their speech. These were brilliantly intelligent people, but because of speech limitations, they were not able to express themselves the way they wanted.
In this course, I'm going to share with you one of the master techniques from my PRO90D Speech System that can help you…
Speak more smoothly so that both you and those to whom you are speaking feel relaxed, tuned in and focused.
Speak more fluently so that your thoughts and words stream together in sync helping you present your thoughts and ideas in an intelligent and precise manner.
Speak more clearly so that your listeners can understand exactly what you're saying and what you mean.
Speak more confidently so that your listeners like and trust you, and therefore believe what you are saying.
As a result of putting into practice what you learn from this course, you will be able to:
Clear interviews knowing that you have put forth your best self.
Express your opinions, ideas, and thoughts easily and well in meetings and in social events.
Answer questions with grace and precision, projecting a sense of calm and confidence even if you don't know all the answers.
Make interactive, engaging and transforming presentations.
If you're willing to put in the time and work, the information in this course will transform your life. If you're not, do not waste your time taking it. While the information may be great, it will do you no good if you don't practice using it. Also, be willing to take however, long it takes to get the results you want. This is not a quick fix. Certainly, you may see amazingly fast results, but don't be disappointed and give it if this doesn't happen. Expect that this will take longer than you expect and be more difficult that you anticipate. The time will pass anyway, so the only question is, will you be doing something to make positive changes while the time is passing?
This course contains over 16 transformative sessions (over 3 hours of instruction). Michael will demonstrate exactly what you need to do to accomplish the goals laid out in this course. If you follow his instructions, you will see results.
Who this course is for:
- This course is for you if you struggle getting your thoughts and words to sync up.
- This course is for you if you get nervous or anxious before and during public speaking situations.
- This course is for you if you stutter.
- This course is for you if English is your second language and believe your career would be better if you improved your communication skills.
Michael is the founder of The Start Speaking Training Center, LLC, author of "Don't Try to Stop Stuttering, REPLACE It!" and creator of The Pro90d Speech System. He is the author of several courses on Udemy and has over 100 videos on YouTube. Michael was a professor of Student Success at a local community college where he began teaching on campus and later switched to online to give him more flexibility.
One of the careers that has served him well was being a Relationship Coach which he did for more than five years. Being married for over 24 years to the same woman both helped him do this job well and gave him an opportunity to enhance his own relationship.
Currently, Michael has devoted himself to two endeavors. One of them is helping people who stutter, stammer, have fear of public speaking or otherwise want to improve their communication (speaking) skills speak more smoothly, fluently and confidently. The other is helping people like himself who are called to teach reach their audiences as effectively and efficiently as humanly possible.
In 2012 Michael was contacted by a wealthy Indian doctor who hired him, and flew him to India to coach his son who was also a doctor (Update: Michael has completed his second paid trip to India in November 2013 where he spent almost (4) weeks doing life and speech coaching). This doctor found Michael on YouTube. THIS event was a turning point for him because it clearly demonstrated the power of clarity, purpose, passion, dedication and video. He had been working with people who stutter for over three years and wondered if he could ever really do this full time. This experience answered his question and totally transformed his life, business and subsequently the lives of all of those whom he has coached since.
More about the Michael the Speech Coach...
For more than 20 years Michael struggled with stuttering, sometimes severe, and other times mild. He always had this awareness of stuttering which in many ways controlled his life and limited him. There were times when he would stutter so severely, he would bite his tongue trying to get a word out. In school, he wouldn't volunteer to do certain things because it required him to read aloud or speak in public. Even when he knew an answer, he would not raise his hand because he wasn't sure he could get the words out. Although, he didn't completely let this hold him back, it did limit him greatly.
Sometime in his mid twenties, he figured out that stuttering speech was not just physical, but was also psychological. He realized that stuttering was as much a way of thinking as it was a way of speaking. Therefore, if he could change his thinking and create a new way of speaking, he could start speaking well.
THIS was the turning point for him. Once he believed this, it gave him hope, courage and the perseverance he would need to stick in there with this process of changing his subconscious over the next several years or so. He also discovered that it would be better to focus on learning to speak well, by modeling great speakers, than to focus on trying to stop stuttering. He didn't know it at the time, but this would be a great breakthrough.
Michael focuses not on treating stuttering, but teaching and coaching people to speak more smoothly, fluently and confidently. He has studied, taught and used accelerated learning strategies, and student success strategies. He has worked in ministry, and as a Relationship Coach, so he knows the importance of having excellent communication skills. Michael has taught live and online. He's done live T.V. interviews, been on radio and even cable television. He has taught classes in English and Spanish. Although he hasn't worked with Spanish intensively in a while, he understands the challenges of learning new patterns of speech, and more importantly, how to overcome those challenges.