This is how everybody can become a good speaker.
If you would have told me when I was younger, like 8,9 years old that I would become a presentation skills teacher, I would have laughed at you in total disbelief. Because I was awfully shy and timid.
I lived in the middle of the Breda city center, a provincial town in the south of the Netherlands. Most of the time you could find me reading books hurdled up in a nook somewhere in our 17th century house with step gable and red and white shutters. A typical introvert and bookworm.
So, if someone tells me that they think that being a good presenter is something that you were born with or that you need to be an extravert for, I must stop myself for crying out too loudly that this is the biggest misconception if ever there was any. For take a look at me!
I do not have superpowers. I still am an introvert and that is ok, better at listening than talking and not particularly keen of taking the stage. But boy do I love my job and sharing my knowledge and ideas to a group of people.
It is curiosity, wanting to learn and motivation that brought me where I am now. And I strongly believe that everybody can learn to be an excellent presenter in their own right, as long as you are MOTIVATED and are OPEN to LEARN.
I have seen it with other people, and I have seen it with myself. Because I came a long way.
And the good news is, you do not have to come a long way. You can make big steps in little time, since I assembled my most important learnings of 10 years being a presentation skills teacher in the one day open training “Presenting with Impact”.
So, if you are an expert and introvert and love your job, but find it hard to present, then apply for my one-day course where you’ll learn all the basics of clear and engaging presenting.
Friday 20 May: fully booked.
Friday 17 June: 3 spots left.
You may apply by mailing to firstname.lastname@example.org
PS: do you know anybody, who would be helped with this training? Feel free to forward this mail to them.
To more grip, impact and presenting pleasure!