Bid now to have a developing speech and presentation session with Sims Wyeth!
What you will experience with Sims Wyeth: Enjoy warm-up exercises that are fun, friendly, and helpful anytime you need to prepare for a talk. Configure a road map that will lead you to your full potential as a speaker. Absorb a clear, time tested, conceptual framework for thinking about effective communication. Find out why presentations are such a big deal, and why they always have been and will be. Approach presentations as conversations that you, the speaker, must lead. Learn how people listen and absorb information so that, when you speak, you are understood, remembered and believed. Abolish from your vocabulary weak words, unnecessary words, and words that are unfamiliar to your audience. Craft a strong opening, a dynamic ending and put those two things as close together as possible. Use PowerPoint according to science, not according to habit or corporate culture. Respect the need for drama in your persuasive talks, the need for setting the stage, introducing the hero, defining the problem, and then offering solutions. Create scenes and stories that draw your audience in. Master positive, assertive body language to boost your credibility and influence. Stretch the dynamics of your speaking voice. Develop a personal style that is true to YOU and all your own. Unearth a treasure trove of personal stories to engage and entertain your listeners. Stories teach without lecturing. Recognize that rehearsal is the work, while performance is the play. Internalize your message so you sound natural and conversational. Discover the joy of public speaking and presenting, the excitement and the rewards that come with practice. Embrace the classic, ancient formulas for structuring persuasive arguments. Practice them so they become familiar tools. Most of all, make a commitment to grow, experiment and expand your possibilities.
Sims Wyeth is a speech and presentation coach. He writes speeches, works with executives on their content and delivery, runs presentation-skills workshops, and gives speeches about speaking. His most recent book is The Essentials of Persuasive Public Speaking. Since there is only one YOU, your 1:1 coaching program begins with a diagnostic session. We then agree on a path forward, and design a program that will take you where you need to be. Some target outcomes my clients have wanted: To inspire, Project power, Connect, Capture and hold attention,Visibly enjoy myself when speaking, Get away from reading a script, Find time to rehearse, Make rehearsal less painful, Have more confidence, less anxiety, Be more expressive, Be more at ease, Tell more stories, Come across more warmly, Clarify complexity, Clean up my data slides, To be myself, To learn the optimal structure for various types of speech and presentation, To be the best me I can be, To use visual aids according to science, not habit, I want to do a TED talk, To strengthen the power of my speaking voice, To be heard and acknowledged, understood, remembered, and believed.
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