Sam Bennett, Speaking Made Easy:
HOW TO SPEAK YOUR MESSAGE WELL - AND STAY COOL, CALM AND COLLECTED.
WHAT ARE YOUR MAJOR BUGBEARS WHEN YOU GO TO LISTEN TO A PRESENTATION?
IS IT THE FACT YOU CAN’T HEAR THE SPEAKER?
OR THAT YOU DON’T UNDERSTAND THE MESSAGE?
OR THAT YOUR’E TOO BORED TO CARE?
THE KEY ELEMENT THAT TURNS ALL AUDIENCES OFF ALMOST IMMEDIATELY WILL BE REVEALED LATER …. (LISTEN UP TO FIND OUT, OR CHECK THE END OF THESE SHOW NOTES)
IN THE MEANTIME, SPARE A MOMENT TO CONSIDER WHAT IT’S LIKE FOR THAT PERSON STANDING IN FRONT OF YOU AND AN AUDIENCE OF POSSIBLY DOZENS.
DO YOU RECKON YOU’D BE ABLE TO DO IT?
In your business you might occasionally be required to:
- Do a video presentation
- Talk professionally to a group of your peers
- Sell your products
- Present your business concept to clients
- Speak at a networking event.
If the very thought of speaking publicly sends your stomach lurching, then this podcast is for you!
In today’s www.talkingbetterbusiness.co.nz interview we talk (talk being the operative word here) to Sam Bennett, owner/founder of his business Speaking Made Easy (www.speakingmadeeasy.co.nz). Not only does Sam help people speak well, he is also a walker of the talk in his other community roles of marriage and funeral celebrant, auctioneer and professional M.C.
Sam’s primary goal is to provide the tools of confidence. These’ll transform you from being someone who would rather not speak at all, to a speaker who can rock an audience with passion, enthusiasm and clarity. Someone who can get their message across without letting the dreaded ‘N Word’ (nervousness) get in the way.
“Most of us have a voice; what we need to consider is what we can do with our voice to enhance our message and get our point across.”
Sam Bennett, Speaking Made Easy www.speakingmadeeasy.co.nz
Sam’s a bit of a people whisperer – he brings calm to challenging situations, like learning how to speak publicly. His Speaking Made Easy courses are customised to his clients’ needs, depending on their circumstances; public, private or corporate.
Workshops can be one on one or in groups, and once he has determined your outcome focused objectives, Sam’s away laughing – and you will be too. This man’s got Personality Plus and he sure knows how to channel the ‘inner speaker’ potential in all his clients.
Sam’s tool kit comprises:
- A structured formula of presentation applicable to any situation
- Comprehensive preparation techniques; effective speaking is 90% prep, 10% presentation
- Verbal skills; the ability to use voice to enhance your message.
That means volume (check out where you are speaking ahead of time. Is the room you’re speaking in big or small, is your audience large or intimate), pitch (how high, how low you pitch your voice, creates authenticity so listeners believe you) and tone (light-hearted, serious, tone gives meaning)
- Non-verbal skills; how body movements dovetail in with voice to create the whole presentation package.
Which takes us back to our earlier bugbear of public speaking: THE THING THAT WILL LOSE YOUR AUDIENCE STRAIGHTAWAY IS: SPEAKING IN A MONOTONE.
Sam says, “Even if you have an unexciting voice you can combat monotone. We don’t do monotone!”
To find out how to turn your presentation from a reluctant waffle to a powerhouse of meaning, call Sam on 027 751 5100.
Or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Or go to his web page www.speakingmadeeasy.co.nz
And by the way, if you need more help in moving your business from chaos to control visit me, Craig Oliver at: https://www.projecthq.co.nz/
Or read the show notes from our other amazingly informative, inspirational and gritty podcasts at: https://www.talkingbetterbusiness.com/
So many insights, tips and ideas to be had! Just sit back, listen and learn.
Go on, smash through the glass ceiling and grow your business into something remarkable