Keynote & Other Speeches
Meetings & Conference Calls
(including phone & video)
Seminars / Webinars & Workshops
Pitches & Elevator Speeches
Learn the difference between ‘public speaking’ which involves oration (on rare and specialized occasions), and ‘speaking in public’ (an everyday activity and more varied). Pick up the tricks of the trade to establish engagement with the audience, overcoming initial nervousness as you develop your brand and become more skilled.
◊ Create a personal brand—facial expression, body language and voice quality, anecdotes, point of view and humor—that distinguishes you from other speakers.
◊ Know your material thoroughly, choosing wording that strengthens what you’re saying—with cue cards for reference—allowing for spontaneous interjections without losing focus.
◊ Practice in a moderately paced conversational tone, timing yourself to allow a bit extra for the unexpected—recording yourself (audio or video) to assess performance.
◊ Get good at thinking on your feet, so you’ll be prepared for unforeseen interruptions, challenges or impromptu comments you may be called upon to give without warning.
◊ Learn breathing techniques that will assist you in relaxing, before and during your speech; transform any self-doubt into enthusiasm and pleasure. (This can really be done.)
◊ Rehearse pitches and elevator speeches that are concise yet comprehensive—and sound, each time you say it, like it’s the first time you’ve ever said it.
◊ Training in accent reduction available for International Speakers of English.
This is what Cross-Culture Communications is all about.
Contact Susan Cooper—and see how working with her can work for you.