Tuesday, October 21, 2014
You Can Become a World Class Speaker
Early in my professional baseball career civic organizations like Rotary and Kiwanis would call our team looking for a speaker for their meetings.
As the top baseball executive on our staff they would ask for me.
For two decades I would fulfill the request, get up after the meal and ramble for 15-20 minutes about the upcoming, or recently completed, season.
After my unprepared comments I would open up to questions from the audience and comfortably respond to the same inquiries each time.
Then, I would sit down to polite applause disappointed, feeling as though I wasn't having an impact on my audiences. This reinforced my belief that great speakers are born, not made.
In 2001 I left my baseball career behind to launch a small business coaching company.
Out of necessity I had to learn the art of professional speaking to build interest in my services.
Since 2002 I’ve invested thousands of dollars with personal, 1:1 presentation skills coaching and dozens of trainings to transform my belief to know that great speakers are, and can be, made.
Since 2009 I’ve had the privilege of speaking on one hundred stages in front of more than 10,000 audience members. The largest audience was 1,500.
What I’ve learned is that there is a process to becoming a world-class speaker that inspires and impacts audiences.
If you have the desire to impact and influence audiences from in front of the room there is a systematic process you can easily learn.
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Skip Weisman is The Leadership & Workplace Communication Expert, and is a member of an elite group of international World Class Speaking Coaches. Skip works with the owners of companies with between 6-60 employees to transform workplace communication in 90-days and create a more positive, more productive and even more profitable company. Additionally, he coaches and trains business professionals and professional speakers to become a World Class Speaker and presenter that can inspire and motivate any type of audience. You can learn more about Skip at www.WorkplaceCommunicationExpert.com and www.SkipWeismanSpeaks.com .