There seems to be a belief that if you know English, you’re ready to give presentations. Many of us have to do them; few have ever been trained how to do them well. Maybe that’s why we see so many memes about terrible meetings!
The ability to organize material, balance stories vs. data, tell stories well, use all the facets of one’s voice, liven with humor when appropriate, and conclude strongly can make all the difference − be it a staff meeting, a sales presentation, or even a best-man’s/bridesmaid speech. And the early in life we learn these skills, the sooner we can apply the lesson through the rest of our lives. Whether you’re speaking to one person or a thousand, hitting the mark with your words = power.
All of that said, public speaking classes are inherently generic. They have to be; the trainer doesn’t know you. And if there are 20 people in the class, do the math: At most you’re getting 5% of their attention.
With coaching, your time is entirely focused on helping YOU reach YOUR particular goals, as we determine in your initial consultation. Learning is fast, personalized, and more fun. Also, classes try to teach you while all those other people are staring at you. Is there anything else you’ve tried to learn in life while people stared at you? Let’s learn the lessons FIRST, where we can stop, teach, repeat, etc. and THEN put you up in front of groups.
The majority of Milo Shapiro’s clients are business professionals, ranging from CEOs to middle managers to sales reps to entrepreneurs. Some are trying to be better speakers in general; others just want to kick butt at a specific upcoming program.
Numerous others are upwardly-mobile staff who want to be seen as more effective and eloquent at staff meetings to help with their career ambitions. And occasionally, Milo has worked with such varied needs as wedding speeches, eulogies, pageant speeches, and venture capital pitches.
Bottom line: If you’re giving one or more presentation, Milo can help you be at your best.
Develop public speaking skills in:
Easy, controlled pacing
Using high and low status
PowerPoints that fascinate
Finding your own natural style
(no more speaker clones!)
Holding attention in Zoom sessions
And in the process, discover how to:
Speak off the cuff when need be
Build upon what others are saying
Find freedom of thought and action