OK, I lied, Public Speaking is not easy, well not for me, and I’m guessing, not for you. So what about those speaking superstars who make it look so easy? They walk on totally relaxed, they know when to pause, when to lower their voice, when to make that dramatic gesture. Naturals, they were obviously born with the gift… maybe, maybe not.
Think about it… possibly the best known Public Speaker in history, Winston Churchill, had studied all the worlds great orators. He wrote out his speeches word for word, he practised gestures and pauses, he even planted people in the audience to allow him to use some of his “adlibs”. With that sort of commitment how good would you be?
Easy Public Speaking
The world of public speaking and presentation skills is a magical world. Founded on superstition, shrouded in mist and surrounded by mystery. For most of us it’s a world full of danger a place to avoid. Our aim is to lead you through the mist and show you that public speaking is not a black art, but a skill. A skill that can be learnt by anyone. Young or old, shy or confident, it’s a skill that we can all acquire, and that… is the real magic.
What about your Public Speaking
I can’t promise to turn you into another Winston Churchill, you would have to gain a few pounds to do that, but I can promise to provide you with all the information you need to turn yourself into a first class speaker. And that’s what this site is all about.
- If you’ve never given a speech in your life… I’ll help you get started.
- If you’ve had a go at public speaking and fallen on your face… I’ll help put you back on your feet.
- If you are a good public speaker already… I’ll help make you better.
- And if you are a professional public speaker… you should be coaching me.
At the same time as reading my articles you need to think about getting some practice in front of a real audience… sorry to mention real audience so early on, but nothing beats those nerves like regular practice. The best way to get practice is by joining a Speakers Club and don’t worry, I’ll be going on a lot about Speakers Clubs in some of the articles.
Don’t try and rush things, take it steady and if you need support visit this site and leave me a message.
No secrets, no shortcuts, just knowledge, practice and a little support… an unbeatable combination.
A bit About us
My name is Keith Davis, and I’ve been involved with Public Speaking for about ten years. I started by joining a Speakers Club, I bought books, I read internet articles, I watched videos of professionsl speakers and eventually, I became a half decent speaker. More importantly… I learnt that with a little help and understanding, anyone can calm those butterflies and become a public speaker. So look at it this way… if I can become half decent… think what you can do!
Articles, books, websites, blogs
The Blog Posts are where you will find all the information you need. The posts are broken down into topics such as:
- Public speaking technique
- Public speaking fear and phobia
- Speakers Clubs
- Presentation Skills
- Public speaking tips
- Public speaking courses
Please feel free to comment on the articles, give us your ideas for future articles or even offer to write an article.
And don’t forget to tell us all about your successes, your failures or just let us know what works for you.
About our Articles
Blog articles are at the heart of this site. They cover everything you need to know about Public Speaking and Presentation Skills. Preparing speeches, practising speeches and delivering speeches… openings, closings and that all important bit in the middle. Eye contact, humour, rapport, all the techniques that take your speeches to the next level. How to get real practice by joining a Speakers Club, and of course… how to cope with the fear of Public Speaking. Enjoy.