Why do I need a public speaking coach?

A Public speaking coach can help you overcome your fear of public speaking

You may be wondering why you need a public speaking coach when there are plenty of suggestions online about how to overcome your fear of public speaking.

Reading suggestions and tips online only goes so far. There’s nothing wrong with some of this information but it’s harder to put it into practice without someone guiding you and supporting you along the way.

This is where a public speaking coach comes in.

What does a public speaking coach actually do?

You may not have even heard of a public speaking coach. And that’s fine.

As a public speaking coach I work closely with my clients, no matter where they are on their speaking journey. It doesn’t matter if you’ve never spoken in public before – I’m not going to judge or question you. There are no pre-requisites. Instead I work with you to determine your present situation and what you hope to achieve. It may be that you need to speak up with confidence in a relationship, in other areas of your personal life, or in your professional life.

As a coach, I guide and support you to learn new tools and techniques to give you confidence speaking up. You have plenty of opportunities to practice speaking as we work through these various techniques. And I offer helpful reflections and insights along the way. We look at your key messages and your target audience. We can also take this further and work together on a draft talk which you can develop as a keynote talk.

Public speaking covers a range of situations

Public speaking by definition sounds like a big grand thing. And sure, it can be. But we’re not just talking about speaking on a stage. Your audience can range from just one person to 10, 100 or beyond. Likewise the situation may range from a meeting room or your office, to your home situation, through to a function.

You may need coaching to help you get up and introduce yourself in front of a group. Or perhaps you need to give a presentation in front of a large group. There are a multitude of situations where you may be called upon to speak and knowing you can do so with confidence makes it so much easier to get your message across.

So, just to recap how a public speaking coach can help you:

  • practical tools and techniques
  • opportunities to try out these techniques with speaking practice
  • developing your messaging
  • determining your target audience
  • working on drafting and crafting a keynote talk
  • support and guidance along the way

So, next time you think about conquering your fear of public speaking, consider working with a coach who will be your sounding board and a trusted ally to help you develop your confidence.

I can be contacted on robin@robinowen.com if you would like to find out more information.

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