Public Speaking Coaching and Hypnosis Program
The Fear of Giving a Speech
If you're afraid of public speaking and giving presentations, then you're not alone. Not thousands, but billions of persons are afraid to speak up in public. For so many, the thought of speaking at a business meeting, giving a presentation, or a speech is terrifying. Speaking in public is the most common fear; people fear it more than they fear death! That's a researched fact.
You CAN Overcome Your Fear of Public Speaking
I should know. I speak from my own personal experience. At one time I was phobic about speaking in public, however now I excel at giving speeches, presentations, and workshops. Just as I overcame the fear of speaking, so too can you.
I have participated in an international Toastmasters International speech competition. I have won awards for both for speaking and also constructively evaluating and coaching others to speaking excellence. Yet at one time, I would have trembled at the thought of speaking to others.
Just as I have overcome my fear of speaking in public, so too can you. I know what it takes to turn fear into confidence and excellence, and I can teach you that confidence and excellence..
How do I teach public speaking excellence?
I coach clients to excellence and confidence using a two-fold approach:
Training to develop your skills in delivering speeched and presentations
Hypnosis training to transform your mental attitude towards speaking
Not only am I an excellent presenter, but also I am a counselor and clinical hypnotherapist (the above menu shares my other working interests). My background provides me a unique approach to training and coaching - one that combines both practical skill building with subjective attitudinal change. Not everyone who can coach public speaking can do so from the perspective of both an award-winning speaker and a clinical hypnotherapist and counselor.
In each session, I teach you simple, straightforward speech and presentation skills. These skills can cover such topics as speech organization, delivery tips, vocal variety, gestures, using the stage, using visuals, etc. Also I teach you physiological tricks of how to transform fear into the energy that can make you a dynamic presenter. We practice these skills in session (ideally with a speech or presentation project upon which you are working).
Using hypnotherapy, I also work with you to reeducate the unconscious mind so that you overcome your fear of speaking in public. We use the mind to overcome the very fears which the mind itself created. To enhance the effectiveness of your hypnotherapy work, I provide you with a cassette tape or CD recording of each hypnotherapy session. That way you can continue to benefit from and reinforce your developing confidence in the convenience of your own home and on your own time.
For developing confidence in giving speeches, I generally work with my clients from six to eight 50-minute sessions.
Consider a free consultation
I believe that it is important that you have the opportunity to explore your interest in public speaking excellence at no cost to you. Therefore I offer prospective clients the opportunity to meet with me for a 50-minute complimentary consultation.
The easiest way to arrange a consultation or session is to use this "Online Appointment Booking" link. There you can book your appointment at a day and time of your convenience. Of course this can be done by phone (503.226.2771) or email, but given my busy practice, I may not reply to you in a timely manner.
Directions and maps to my near-downtown office may be found using this "Portland office location" link.