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"I wanted to let you know that I finally received word that I did get into the [leadership] program! I thought the presentation went well - much better ‘in person’ this time. Thanks for all your help with the content and delivery of the presentation, I'm sure your suggestions led directly to me getting in."
Communication Secret #9
Don’t deny yourself basic human needs. So many speakers suffer needlessly. If you’re thirsty, drink some water. People will wait. If you need your glasses, pause to put them on. Think ahead and use the restroom just before you have to speak. Few things are more distracting and uncomfortable than watching someone try to work around these basic needs.
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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