70% of businesspeople agree that public speaking skills are critical for career success, yet for many of us, it’s a huge challenge.
Developing your presentation and speaking skills gives you a huge advantage in the workplace. When you look at those who have been successful in their careers, you’ll notice that it’s often not the most technically able, capable, or knowledgeable people who rise to the top. They may be better than average in those areas but the one key thing that they all have in common is that they are good communicators.
Many otherwise successful people suffer from a problem – you’re good at your job, you have the skills, you know what you’re doing. But you’re just not progressing in your career. You’re not where you want to be. Most likely you’re reading this page because you already recognise that your reluctance to speak in public is holding you back. Soft skills are top the list of skills that employers are looking for:
Your reluctance is unique to you. For many people, it comes from previous bad experiences, a lack of confidence, a fear of trying, a fear of embarrassment, or just not knowing where to start.
You’re not alone. This course has been designed for you. It’s designed to get you over the first hurdle. You’ll find that it’s a safe place to take your first steps without consequences if you fail at first. Learning to speak in public is like learning to ride a bike. It’s a skill, not a gift. The truth is that almost everyone will ‘fall off the bike’ at first. We’ll make sure you have a soft landing!