Become the Speaker you've always wanted to be!
Presentation Skills Coach
Enhancing your current skills while removing any fear of speaking before large and small groups
Helping you create your presentation
Being your speechwriter if that’s what you need
Informing and entertaining your organization as a speaker for your next event
If you are...
Currently speaking in public
Thinking of speaking in public but procrastinating like crazy
Afraid to speak in public
Envious of people who speak confidently in public, or
Would just like a few tips on how you can speak better than they do...
Marion Claire will give you tips and techniques to become the accomplished speaker you've always longed to be.
Ever hear the expression, "It's not what you say, it's how you say it"?
Many people who are reluctant to get up and speak fear the audience won't listen to them. They think they're not witty enough, or can't tell a joke, and if they're not funny, nobody will pay attention. Maybe they fear they don't know enough about the subject and the audience will sense it and tune them out. Or worse, they’re sure the audience knows more about the topic than they do and will be sitting in judgment and finding them wanting.
All of these beliefs are false.
"What is the most important thing to remember when you get up to give a speech?"
There are probably as many answers to this question as there are public speakers. Here's mine: Most important? That the audience hears me and understands what I'm saying.
Our voice is the primary vehicle we use to make sure they understand us. How we feel about giving the speech will influence how we sound when we actually begin to talk. But it’s not just a matter of ‘opening our mouth and let ‘er rip!’ Just getting the words right is only the beginning of what we need to be aware of.
It's amazing how many times people ask me, "Where do you get the ideas for your Speaking Tips?"
It rather strikes me as the same as my asking an accountant, "How do you know what to tell your client about his income tax?" Or a doctor, "How do you know what to tell your patient about his illness?" Whatever your profession, you've spent time and effort, not to mention money, to become knowledgeable and experienced. You've acquired a bank of information that you can draw on as needed to help your clients.