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What Clients Are Saying
"I think my talk went very well . . . and I felt that I had their full attention. I felt comfortable and prepared at the start. I just jumped in and spoke without my notes. I didn’t fumble at all . . . I felt I was able to talk through my outline smoothly and naturally with good, logical transitions . . . After my talk . . . my boss, the president of my company came up to me and said, "Excellent! On all points!"
Communication Secret #7
Point of view is everything. No matter the topic, always have one. It will make you more interesting to listen to and it will be more enjoyable for you—and enjoyment is contagious. Besides, if they wanted cold hard facts, they’d just read about it.
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Stand Out For All The Right Reasons
Deliver a focused, engaging message that leads to a successful outcome.
Find a path to develop skills and strategies to accomplish this aim while also projecting confidence, warmth, and credibility.
Obtain individualized coaching to grow these necessary skills and establish a reliable strategy to hit the mark every time.
A natural, confident delivery that comes from knowing what youre doing, how to reach your goal andmost importantlywhy what youre saying matters.
SSC Coaching Will Help You:
- Diminish distractions and detractions
- Present yourself and your organization with credibility, poise and polish
- Interact with greater ease and confidence
- Engage listeners in what you say
- Successfully pitch an idea, product, service or investment opportunity
- Speak with warmth, grace and control
- Demonstrate leadership qualities that inspire and motivate an audience
- Effectively present a clear, meaningful message
- Face media opportunities with ease and composure
- Learn a reliable approach to preparing for presentations and meetings
Speak Like Your Success Depends On It—
Because It Does
An individual works hard to reach a place of respect and authority in her or his chosen profession. Effective self-presentation adds confidence and allows one’s unique personality and expertise to shine through - in fact, it is key in separating from the pack and reaching higher goals. With companies downsizing, these skills are essential in demonstrating value to an employer, manager, or board. Presenting well can also mean the difference between landing a client and being quickly forgotten.
The Bad News: Being a great communicator isn’t always a natural gift.
The Good News: Communication is a skill and it can be learned.
Contact Silverman Speech Consulting for information on how to obtain personal, customized coaching for yourself or someone in whom you believe.
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Coaching In The News
"Élite performers, researchers say, must engage in "deliberate practice” —sustained, mindful efforts to develop the full range of abilities that success requires. You have to work at what you’re not good at . . . most people do not know where to start or how to proceed. Expertise, as the formula goes, requires going from unconscious incompetence to conscious incompetence to conscious competence and finally to unconscious competence. The coach provides the outside eyes and ears, and makes you aware of where you’re falling short."
Personal Best: Top Athletes and Singers Have Coaches. Should You?
By Atul Gawande
The New Yorker October 3, 2011 (read the full article here)
"… Individual and corporate clients say the one-on-one counseling is critical for career success, especially during tough economic times...Coaches say many companies still use their services to retain top talent and support senior leaders while coping with smaller staffs and recession-starved budgets. ."
Staying in the Game With Help on the Sidelines
Demand for Coaches Is Steady as Executives Try to Hone Skills in Recession
By Sarah E. Needleman
Wall Street Journal August 25, 2009