I always amazed when I get off stage after a speech and people say to me that I am a naturally good speaker. My response always is the same: I smile and say that there isn’t anything natural about it.
No one that you see that is good talking in front of people just wings it. To be good at anything, it takes practice over and over again and over again. When you watch the Olympic skaters – how many times do you think they practiced that routine- thousands of times? Tens of thousands?
Developing the skill to speak well in front of a group is not just for motivational speakers or professional presenters. It is for every business person. The ability to relay ideas in a clear and convincing manner is a skill that will take you a long way.
We talked on Business Insanity Radio today with four professionals about the key success factors:
Victoria LaBalme has trained senior executives at Fortune 500 companies, sales teams, entrepreneurs and industry leaders. Victoria has helped thousands of individuals tap into their innate talents to take their communications and presentation skills into an entirely new realm.
Robin Creasman is a media, marketing, and entertainment industry expert who shares success lessons from the world of rock & roll. His background is from the world of entertainment as a touring and recording artist with USA Records, marketing director for a national record company, an award-winning television producer, and an in-demand success coach to some of the top entertainers, professional speakers, and authors in the country.
Marshall Makstein is one of the founders and president of eSlide. He started eSlide with his partners 8 years ago because he was crazy enough to start a company that specializes in PowerPoint design and production.. He believes a presentation can be one of the most important corporate communication tools available today.
TJ Walker is a world-renowned speaking expert
• #1 USA Today, Wall Street Journal, Business Week bestselling author of “TJ Walker’s Secret to Foolproof Presentations”
• Speaking consultant to CEOs, Presidents, Prime Ministers, US Senators, Miss Universes and Nobel Peace Prize Winners
• Speaking world Champion, set world record for speaking on most talks shows in a 24-hour period (112 talk radio shows)-6-1-2009