Do you need a speaking coach?

Since I was in high school, I have enjoyed different aspects of the art of communication.  I started performing on stages in high school and colleges.  While these performances were primarily singing, in the early 80’s I started more and more speaking for groups.  In the early 90’s, I was introduced to the Toastmasters International organization.  Since then, I have given hundreds of speeches and presentations.  Most recently, I have been doing dramatic storytelling, what a blast that has been.

One of the primary things I have learned along the way is we all need to practice more.  Another is that we need people to critique us.  As long as I have been doing public presentations, I still have those whom I ask for help.

Do you need someone to critique you?  Need help with your stage presence, style, or speaking pace?  Looking for the hook in your presentation?  Let me help.

Are you a pastor or teacher?  Sometimes it’s not what you say, rather, it is how you say it.  That’s where a coach comes in.  A good coach can spot the areas where you need help and set you on a course to fix the big and little things.  It could be something as simple as changing the tempo of your message or inserting a well-timed pause.

Let’s talk about a plan on taking your speaking from good to great or even excellent.