FAQs


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OK, here’s a short-list of FAQs that answer the question: Can I learn to be proficient, successful and confident when Speaking and Presenting to an audience, of any size, any where, for just about any reason? Here’s the one answer to remember:  Speaking & Presenting Skills are Learnable.

1)  CAN I OVERCOME MY FEAR OF SPEAKING?

Short Answer: Yes

Long Answer: Ask Tom

2)  SHOULD I MEMORIZE MY SPEECH?

Short Answer: No.

Long Answer: Ask Tom

3)  CAN’T I SIMPLY READ A BOOK TO GAIN CONFIDENCE?

Short Answer: No.

Long Answer: Ask Tom

4) I DON’T LIKE MY VOICE, CAN I CHANGE IT?

Short Answer:   Probably.

Long Answer: Ask Tom

5) CAN I AVOID LOOKING FOOLISH WHEN I SPEAK?

Short Answer: Yes.

Long Answer: Ask Tom

6)  CAN’T I SIMPLY READ MY SPEECH?

Short Answer:  No.

Long Answer: Ask Tom

7)  CAN I USE POWERPOINT TO SPEAK FOR ME?

Short Answer: No.

Long Answer: Ask Tom

 

note/   it’s true, Speaking and Presenting can be very challenging and yet both are learnable skills. The details can seem complex to a beginner and the point of any training should be to simplify the learning process. I believe that a central point for someone starting out, is to see a structure that can be used to simplify the challenge, to reduce anxiety, and to deliver a good Performance as a result.

The 7 Questions listed above are very simplistic and they are not the only questions, but they illustrate some of the kinds of concerns people have. Keep in mind, the fear or anxiety of embarrassing yourself can quickly be replaced by confidence when you learn how to use a fundamental set of skills. If You have other questions about Speaking, use the form below and ask…

 

Performance of Speaking© is a Learnable set of Skills.

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