PUBLIC SPEAKING TRAINING

NOT YOUR MIDDLE SCHOOL SPEECH CLASS OR TRADITIONAL PUBLIC SPEAKING TRAINING.

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Public speaking and storytelling are both a science and an art, formulas mixed with messiness. These interactive, unconventional, improvisational, customizable, academic, and scientific workshops, for small or large groups, focus on the critical elements of speaking art and science: thoughts, words, actions.

THOUGHTS

YOU ARE NOT JUST NERVOUS – YOU ARE NERVOUS ABOUT BEING NERVOUS.

If the thought of speaking overwhelms you, or worse, if you are overconfident with your speaking skills, then your preparation for presentation is already off track.This workshop demonstrates the difference between an effective and ineffective speaker mindset, which leads to speaker confidence, power, and efficacy.

WORDS

YOUR IDEAS ARE BREWING – BUT THE BRAINSTORM IS TOO SEVERE.

Your thoughts, results, inspiration, data, jokes, stories, and slides are flooding your message. Applying best practices in managing the brainstorm, organizing communications, and crafting well-worded learning targets creates content that is clear and compelling.

ACTIONS

YOU HAVE YOUR SCRIPT – BUT YOU SHOULDN’T JUST READ IT.

Even the best-crafted messages delivered poorly could have disastrous impacts on the way a message lands. Addressing common speaker mishaps in delivery equips speakers with performative skills that leave audiences engaged, informed, and inspired.

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TESTIMONIALS

Peter Myers

“As the Director of Professional Development of Young Professionals Connection (YPC), an initiative of the Greater Des Moines Partnership, I had the opportunity to work with Erik in designing a public speaking workshop for young professionals in Des Moines. Erik led a highly-interactive and engaging workshop as he guided us through relaxation techniques, practicing articulation, and even speaking off the cuff. Erik is an outstanding expert in the public speaking realm, providing multiple steps and fun ways to perfect our skill. I would highly recommend Erik’s public speaking workshop to any organization!”

Peter Myers
Director of Professional Development, Young Professionals Connection of Greater Des Moines