“There’s just no time. They wait until the last-minute.”
This is what I hear from company meeting administrators who orchestrate their conferences and organize their speakers. Speakers wait until just before the event to finalize their presentations. As a result, they don’t rehearse!
“They know their stuff – they’re just not comfortable as speakers. We need them to be on message, more comfortable and more engaging.”
This is a common dilemma. Because often this is your opportunity to connect with your clients and prospects, a one-hour presentation is valuable real estate. If speakers aren’t ready to engage, inform and inspire your audiences, that’s a real loss.
“Some of them are mildly terrified of speaking. They have to do it, and I don’t know how to help them.”
This is a universal concern! How valuable would it be to presenters and companies, to have solid, compassionate support and tools to deal with nervousness? All this from someone who’s been there and lived through it?
Ready. Set. Speak!
Pre-Conference Speech Coaching with The Conference Coach!
Your solution? Provide presenters with on-site coaching that empowers them to present as authentic, trustworthy and credible, while enhancing their natural style and authentic voice. Depending on the speaker’s specific needs, your presenters will be coached in:
- Their Open, Close and Call-to-Action– the three most important parts of every presentation. The Open engages and connects the dots, the Close inspires and the Call-to-Action describes “what’s next” for the audience.
- Connecting their content with their emotional integrity to communicate credibility, friendliness, and believability.
- Overall “presence” including body language, eye contact, vocal inflection and range, and facial expressions (including of course, those things that distract from the message!).
- Use of the stage and speaking tools like props, visuals, lectern, microphone, notes, and space, to engage the audience.
- The concept of “being on” from the beginning – how a speaker walks on stage, approaches the lectern, begins the speech and commands attention.
- Use of the “pause” in presenting important ideas.
- Specific creative expression or emotional connection opportunities that could enhance the presentation.
- Audience interaction opportunities.