At a minimum, a presentation training class should teach you how to improve public speaking skills by setting a solid foundation.
We’re not big fans of the minimum.
In our classes, we strive to lead you toward unforgettable and profound “a-ha!” moments that pay off for the rest of your career – not just as it applies to your presentations, but to interpersonal interactions of all types.
Here are five essential benefits of speaker training:
1. Transformational Change
Any good public speaking class will teach you dozens of public speaking tips intended to help you thrive in front of an audience. But Throughline aims higher.
Our skilled trainers will help you identify your two or three things, more than anything else, that will lead to an immediate and substantial improvement in your speaking skills. Little excites us more than that moment when a client experiences a transformational realization that leads them to exclaim, “Oh, I get it now!”
2. Dependable Navigation
Most of us have been talking since we were toddlers and, as a result, we tend to believe we intuitively know all about public speaking. The truth, of course, is more complicated.
There are many ways to reach your destination in a presentation, some far more effective than others. We’ll teach you proven methods to improve speaking skills and accomplish your goals using a time-tested road map that will help you succeed whether you’re selling a product, spreading an idea, or sharing vital information.
3. Sharpened Message
Some messages resonate better than others. Unlike other firms that focus primarily on how to improve speaking skills as it relates to body language, we’ll also give you the critical feedback you need to make sure your messages are memorable, inspire audiences, and lead to meaningful behavior change.
4. Greater Confidence
When speakers learn the techniques that lead to successful outcomes, their speaking anxiety tends to decrease in equal measure.
But for those speakers who still wrestle with a disproportionate amount of fear, we will help you address the root causes of your anxiety and offer specific techniques to help you manage your stress, put fear into its proper context, and develop healthier thoughts regarding speaking in public.
5. Career Advancement
Each year, the Graduate Management Admission Council asks employers which traits they require of any candidates being considered for a mid-level position.
They ask employers to rank the importance of 25 skills – everything from integrity and drive to negotiation skills and strategic vision. Out of the 25 skills, one stands above the rest: oral communication. Presentation skills also made the top five, as did listening skills.
Good public speaking skills are increasingly regarded as necessary to obtain a job, advance in an organization, and become successful in a leadership role.