Public SpeakingNovember 20, 2022 2022-11-20 18:21
the activity of speaking on a subject to a group of people
You want to build confidence
You want to develop conviction
What are public speaking lessons?
Did you know that 75% of the population fear speaking in public? For most people, it doesn’t matter how hard you try to improve and beat the fear, you still find it an incredibly uncomfortable experience. On the flip side, you may not suffer from nerves but may feel that your speech is not engaging enough and struggle to get your point across to the people you’re speaking with.
Articulation is the formation of clear and distinct sounds within speech, diction relates to the choice and use of words, while pronunciation is defined as the way a word is said. All of these elements can affect your speech, and through elocution lessons, your articulation will become more defined, your diction will become clearer and pronunciation of words will be corrected.
Most people hate hearing their own voice, and this is actually because humans are unable to hear what their voice sounds like on the outside! For a lot of our clients, it is about finding more comfortability in speaking and be able to support their voice in any environment. Plus, in one study, it was found that 33% of communication comes from the tone of your voice which can make or break a conversation.
Public Speaking & Communication Skills
Ever felt nervous before doing a speech at work? Ever had a dry throat as you practice your best man’s speech? Public speaking is the act of performing or presenting a speech to an audience (small or large), whilst communication skills cover conversational technique. Through elocution lessons, you will learn the different skills and techniques required to present speeches effectively, while also discovering how to present yourself in one-to-one situations.
The above are just some examples of how taking public speaking lessons can you help you grow as a person and develop life-long skills to support both your personal and work endeavors. Although every client is different in their history, feelings and goals, we have found from talking to thousands of people across the world that the majority will go through the following stages prior to contacting us for help:
There’s a block, that has existed for a number of years (or even decades), living deep inside your brain. In fact, so much so, you may have ignored it or been unaware of it’s existence with no means to fight it.
On the outside, you may struggle to be understood by colleagues, fail to secure the deal in a sale or simply point-blank refuse to engage in speaking.
Inside, you may feel anxious, struggle to feel comfortable or even lose hope because of your speech.
You’re not the only person to feel this way, and you’re not the only person who SHOULDN’T have to feel this way.
The process to work with us is quick and easy. Depending on availability, you can go from applying to enrolling in a matter of days.
Build on a decade of experience, the Percy-Smith Method™ is a combined approach involving speech technique, psychological development and regular coaching contact.