The key to public speaking success, as with anything, is practice. But we all “practice” every day. So what separates the best from the rest? Kathryn spent 20 years coaching people who rely upon public speaking and presentation skills for their careers — news anchors, interviewees, and experts — to communicate their points clearly, simply, and powerfully. With thousands of hours of practice and expertise built-into this course, we are confident it will change your life.
The Influential Speaking Playbook will help you communicate like the best. How do people who’s careers rely on public speaking practice? What goes into a great presentation, whether at a news station or pitching a new product? What does quality public speaking look like in action? Join Kathryn for a deep dive into peak public speaking training.
Learn how to look, sound, and feel like the expert.
When you think about public speaking, what comes to mind? For most people, it’s preparing a speech. But communication experts know that 80% of your communication is nonverbal. It’s not about what you say, but about what your body language says.
Professional public speakers learn a particular set of skills to master body language and eye contact. With exclusive skills from a career in television, Kathryn teaches you how to comport yourself when you’re on camera. It has direct carryover to the sorts of public speaking that you do every day, whether you’re sitting across from someone or you’re on Zoom.
In this course, you’ll learn:
* The Truth about Public Speaking
* Why Knowing Your Audience Is The First Step To Success
* How To Create Your Presentation
* How To Use Your Voice, and What To Say
* Body Language Fundamentals
* How to Prepare yourself
* Your Personal Playbook
These skills will give you the tools to transcend just being the expert on your topic. They will help you communicate like a seasoned professional.
Improve your storytelling skills with winning techniques.
Richard Branson once said “Communication is the most important skill any leader can possess… if you want to succeed as an entrepreneur, you also have to be a storyteller.” Every expert knows that data doesn’t sway people. Stories do. But the best speakers know that it’s about combining powerful stories with the right information for maximum impact.
Powerful stories aren’t just about how you tell a story. It’s about how you incorporate data and statistics into the story. It’s about finding your own personal stories, and finding the most powerful examples of real people in the real world. And it’s about finding themes that connect with everyone.
What the best do different from the rest is actually taking the time to find the perfect stories, as well as practicing quality communication of those stories. To take any point you have to make, and drive it home. And in this course, you learn techniques to do just that.
Practice public speaking in front of a virtual audience or a 1:1 interview.
One of the biggest problems people face with public speaking is that doesn’t matter how much theory you know. You can know not to fidget, to not include filler words like “umms” and “ahhs”, and to speak slowly and clearly. But knowing and doing are very different things. The moment you step on stage, you are flooded with all of those scary emotions — fear, nervousness, and a lack of confidence. Without instant feedback, it can be hard to put your public speaking skills to use in real-time situations.
Imagine if you could get on stage and feel completely comfortable. Imagine if you were no longer intimidated by a large audience. Imagine you’re speaking to a new person in an intimate setting, and whether it’s a video broadcast, a one-on-one interview, or a Zoom call, you feel as comfortable as talking with a friend.
This course includes VR training to move you from knowing public speaking skills in your head to being able to put them into practice in real life. In the virtual world, you’ll be transported to a 360-degree dome and placed in front of an audience of avatars. You can practice your speech in a safe environment of a vr headset, a simulation of a realistic audience while being on-stage. This also includes calming breathing exercises for handling public speaking anxiety, giving you the ability to stay calm and in control as any negative emotions creep up. This gives you the chance to master stage fright and move to stage freedom through a real immersive experience in a virtual environment, something no other training programs have been able to do before now.
Discover the self-care practices required to perform at your best.
A lot of people think that the most important things you do for public speaking are what you do on camera. But equally important is what you do off camera. The way you prepare yourself and care for your instrument of communication is just as powerful as powerful words and body language. Self-care off-screen shows up as success on-screen.
This includes this includes breathing, presence, movement, exercise, self-talk, diet, skincare. And yes, even your sleep schedule! All of these practices are what professional public speakers know and use to optimize and dial in their self-care for speaking success.
The more you take care of yourself, the easier it will be to communicate. And the more confident you will feel, look and feel when you deliver your content on stage. This course covers the self-care practices of expert speakers to incorporate into your daily life.
Get 50% better results in work and relationships with your newfound communication skills.
When Warren Buffett went to college, he is said to have avoided all classes requiring public speaking. He was terrified. When he graduated, he realized his fear was killing his ability to move up in his career. So he took a public speaking course, and afterwards said “My public speaking course was arguably the best investment I made in my life…you can improve your value by 50 percent just by learning communication skills.”
Public speaking situations pop up every day of our lives. Job interviews, speeches, webinars, wedding toasts, and first dates are all opportunities for gold. What would your life look like if you were 50% more effective through better communication? Whether it’s with your boss, coworkers, teammates, clients, or friends, family, and loved ones, your public speaking skills are how you connect with others.
When you master public speaking, you express yourself with confidence. When you express yourself with confidence — with full control of your voice, feeling like the expert, and as yourself — you are fully embodying yourself. In this way, public speaking isn’t just another skill. It’s an ability that transforms the way you show up in the world. We hope that this course will improve your personal and professional relationships, and transform your life!