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Storytelling for Leaders Who Want to Make a Difference

Storytelling for Leaders Who Want to Make a Difference

The most powerful person in the world is the storyteller. The storyteller sets the vision, values and agenda of an entire generation that is to come.” Steve Jobs 

Are you a leader who wants to inspire change and hold the room’s attention with your storytelling? Maybe you know the benefits of storytelling for leaders, but you don’t know how or where to start? 

You may have questions such as; What stories can leaders share? How to find the right story for a presentation? My industry is technical, so how can I tell a story and remain credible? 

Storytelling for leaders who want to communicate more effectively

If you are eager to become a better storyteller, read on. If you want to discover some practical tips to enhance your storytelling, let’s chat

The good news about storytelling for leaders is that no special skills are required. As a leader, you need to engage, inspire and motivate people to action. Storytelling will enable you to be more persuasive. 

Boring PowerPoint presentations, reading from notes, a lack of interaction and dull monotones will not move any room to action. Leaders who have incorporated storytelling into their spoken word communication are ahead of the rest. 

When you add a story to your data, you can simplify your material to offer greater meaning, interpretation, and insight.

Humans are hardwired to tell stories, and in the distant past, it was natural to us. Think back to when you were younger. You developed the ability to tell stories (often a tall tale) by the time you were around four years old. Then, like many skills, you became more self-conscious and less carefree and confident about sharing. 

Storytelling is how we make sense and meaning; we can create order out of chaos and turn random ideas into something coherent. 

We begin to weave our stories from the rich tapestry of our lives. 

You may remember Aristotle’s Triangle of Rhetoric from high school or tertiary studies.

  

Persuade Boost your Business Storytelling
 

Aristotle believed that a speaker’s ability to persuade an audience depends on how well they apeal to that audience in logos, ethos, and pathos

Our ethos is clear cut as leaders and includes your position, title, experience, skills, and qualification. In other words, do you have the credibility to be leading the room?

Logos is the area that many leaders, particularly technically trained, feel comfortable about. Logos is an appeal to logic and is a way of persuading an audience with reason, using facts and figures. 

You are probably comfortable with this one. But before you deliver another data-rich PowerPoint deck with charts and figures, give a thought to the power of pathos. 

Pathos is emotion and imagination, as well as beliefs and values. And is a way of convincing an audience by creating an emotional response to an argument or story.  When considering pathos, we can use vivid examples, details and images to engage the listeners’ emotions and imagination and appeal to the values and beliefs they relate to or care about.

Storytelling for leaders 6 story types

There are different types of stories that make up an overall narrative strategy. Here are the six indispensable stories that sit well in any leader’s communication toolkit. 

1 The Signature Story 

2 The Founding Story

3 The Client Journey

4 The Aspiration Story

5 The Values Story

6 The Change Story 

There are plenty of ways you can engage with a story and there are a few basic storytelling guidelines to consider 

You may end up with multiple stories, and storytelling consultant Paul Smith recommends ten stories every leader can tell. A good starting point that I suggest is to draft your signature story.

What is a Signature Story?

According to Aaker and Aaker, researchers at  Stanford University, “A signature story is an intriguing, authentic narrative with a strategic message that clarifies the brand, and the business strategy.”

Creating your Signature Story 

The first step is to mine your life for stories. Story Mining is the discovery stage, finding those stand out moments from your life and turning them into a story structure. 

There are four phases in creating your stories.

  • Mining
  • Refining
  • Polishing
  • Presenting

When we are story mining, we dig for those natural resources to uncover what we have and then refine the more significant pieces until we have that golden nugget.

6 Story mining questions to get you started

1 Write down 50 things that have led you to today. Include the wins, the losses, the ups and downs, and the defining moments. In doing this exercise, you will capture significant moments in your life that hold your uniqueness’s valuable lessons. 

2 What has been the most significant point in your life leading to your career or business? What was the catalyst for that change if you had had a career switch? Was it by design or default? Did life throw a curveball at you?

3 Why does what you do matter so much? This can be answered from a personal or a career perspective. This is the opportunity to articulate your passion for what you do. Your values and what you hold dear to you may be added to this part. 

4 Why should others care? This question reframes your story to address the WIIFM – what’s in it for me? This is where you make your story relatable.

5 How does this make you different? What is unique about your journey, your leadership and your story? 

6 How do you help others? Be clear about what you stand for and how you are of service to others. 

Remember….

No one cares about your story until they care how your story helps them – Lisa Evans

When we can balance logic and emotion, we give our listeners a reason to care.  If they dont care, they dont listen. It’s simple. 

Want to know about storytelling for leaders? 

If you are based in Australia, you may be interested in hosting a facilitated storytelling for leader’s workshop. I have delivered these workshops to groups worldwide, both in-person and online. There is a format to suit every group, from two hours to two days. Click the button below, to find out how you can get ahead in your communication using the power of storytelling. 

Lisa Evans helps professionals to craft compelling business stories and become exceptional speakers. Lisa is a certified speaker coach, TEDx speaker coach, four times author, NLP practitioner, graphic recorder and visual storyteller, improvisational actor, and host of the Business Chat Podcast

She has coached thousands of leaders across a range of industries, including resources, banking, finance, engineering, retail and sales as well as not-for-profit and community associations. 

If you wish to take advantage of a complimentary session in order to chat about how you can become an exceptional and successful speaker with a stand-out brand, then use this link to book a time to chat. Download my e-book – How to Build Confidence and Overcome Nervousness.

Lisa Evans

Professional Speaker

11 Better Ways To Practise Public Speaking

11 Better Ways To Practise Public Speaking

If you don’t practice, you don’t deserve to win.Andre Agassi.

You may not aspire to be the Andre Agassi equivalent of the speaking world, but this quote rings true with anything we want to succeed at, remembering that we must strive for progress and not perfection. 

Practise is a necessary part of preparing to speak in public, and when you put the time and effort into it, the rewards will be there for you 

Not enough time. I thought I could wing it. I’ll rely on reading from slides. What excuses have you come up with to justify your lack your public speaking practise?

As a Speaker Coach, I have heard plenty of reasons people don’t put in the practise. Often someone will seek help after they have delivered a presentation that they were not happy with (ideally if you are want to improve, get the help before your talk).

Perhaps someone gave them honest feedback that their talk missed the mark, lacked engagement, or the flow was out of kilter. Or maybe upon self-reflection, they know that they want to do better next time.

Progress happens with more practise but not all practise is equal. Here are 11 tips to help you get the most out of your time.
Practise public speaking Lisa Evans

techniqueWhy is it essential to practise public speaking?

In a study of over 2,000 employees:
12% said they would step aside to let someone else speak Yet of those who did present, almost 70% agreed that public speaking was critical to their success at work.

So you know that it is essential for you to get comfortable with speaking up as part of your career, and if you are ready to commit to learning to improve, then the discipline of practise will be pivotal to your progress and success.

When you allocate time to become familiar with your content, and how you want to deliver it using your style, voice and body language, you are setting yourself up for success.

Malcolm Gladwell, author of Outliers, says,

“Practice isn’t the thing you do once you’re good. It’s the thing you do that makes you good.” 

It is natural to feel some nervous energy, or maybe you experience a level of anxiety as you are about to speak, but if you have put in the effort beforehand you can take a deep breath and trust that it will help you get through.

To be an engaging and compelling speaker, focus your attention on the members of your audience. A prepared speaker projects credibility and authority and will create a solid first impression.

Aim to start strong. Practise until you feel so comfortable with your material that it becomes internalised. 

I don’t enjoy the practise part of public speaking either! I’d much rather be doing something else. Despite the lack of motivation at times, I commit to rehearsing as I want to bring my best to what I do, and there are no shortcuts.

Practise doesn’t mean much unless it is meaningful practise. Click To Tweet

Here are 11 tips to help you get the most out of your public speaking practise  

Public Speaking Practise Tips

1 Allow the time for practise

If you want to reach mastery, then dedicating practise time is key. As a public speaking coach, I often find that people spend most time developing the talk’s content any accompanying slides, and leave insufficient time for practise.  Whilst there is no general rule about how much time, factor it in and the more practise the more comfortable you will feel.

According to Carmine Gallo when a complex keynote appears effortless, hundreds of hours of planning, designing and rehearsing made it look good. He goes on to recommend a 20 for 20 formula. For every 20 minutes of your talk, practice it 20 times

2 Record your talk

A straightforward tool available at your fingertips to give you real- time feedback is your smartphone. As part of your preparation to present, record yourself speaking. Initially, I suggest that you talk in a neutral tone as at this stage, you are listening to how the content sounds. Does your content make sense? How does it flow from one point to another? Are there clear transitions? Are there any clunky parts that need editing or removing? 

Once you are satisfied that the talk flows well, the next step is to record the talk again adding vocal inflection, pitch, pace, and pausing to bring the talk to life with your voice.  When you work with a speaker coach, learning to get the most out of your voice will be part of your improvement.

3 Practise with a buddy and seek feedback with care

Run through your talk with a trusted friend or peer, someone who will give you helpful and encouraging feedback. So that you don’t get overwhelmed by feedback, or get bland and unhelpful tips, be specific about the feedback that you are seeking. 

One area that I like to focus on is the emotional impact of the talk. Gauge the person’s reaction and find out what they felt when you started, as you spoke, and at the end of the talk. Was that the emotion you intended to elicit? 

There are times when you may not be actively seeking feedback, such as an hour before your talk!! But you want someone to be present and listen, there are plenty of times I have practised in front of my dog, but a human is best. 

Look into their eyes and speak from your heart to theirs. Click To Tweet  

Remember criticism is not helpful, and you may prefer to steer away from feedback for those who have never been in the arena. I recommend watching Brené Brown’s talk that mentions the famous  Roosevelt quote.

“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.” – Theodore Roosevelt, the Man in the Arena. Delivered at the Sorbonne (Paris) on April 23rd, 1910.

Ask for specific observations rather than general. Remember to be kind to yourself when reviewing your performance.

4 Don’t always start from the beginning

The beginning of your talk gets over-rehearsed. You begin to practise when you have a spare thirty minutes, then the phone buzzes or you get distracted. So you stop. Next time, you start from the beginning. It’s great to have the beginning of your talk nailed but not at the expense of neglecting the other parts.

Try starting from the middle or the end, for a challenge, even work backwards; know it inside out without memorising. This is also a key component of step 6. 

5 You can practise in different places

Mixing up the location where you practice is an excellent  way to keep it fresh. Some of the places that I find work well include the car, especially on long drives and sitting in heavy traffic, the bathroom and even the shower under hot water as the acoustics are great, and finally, practise as you are walking or taking exercise. There is something powerful about walking and talking. If you want to develop a strong memory technique, try the Memory Palace technique to anchor your talk to a physical location. 

6 Practise reducing filler words

You can improve a lot by honing in on a particular aspect of speaking in public. Filler words are a common pesky habit that is worth reducing or eliminating. Begin by identifying which filler work is your habitual go-to. When are you likely to slip in these unnecessary words? Can you include a pause instead? Awareness is key.

7 Practise the timings 

Keeping to the allocated time is critical for anyone embarking on public speaking. You won’t be highly regarded if you take up more time than you have been given. Honour your audience’s time. Run through your talk from end to end so that you know what the time is. Then consider whether you allowed for questions, what about pausing for reflection, laughter or activities. Best to come in short than go over. Consider what parts you can trim if it is tight fit. Don’t hope for the best. Where can you cut if need be?

8 Practise for the unexpected or unscripted parts 

How will you deal with unexpected distractions? It could be catering staff, questions from the audience or even heckling. Don’t let it throw you off track; consider how you will deal with this situation as part of your practise routine. Consider what questions may come up. This is also a good time to work with a buddy so you can formulate your answers 

9 Practise correct breathing 

Breathe fully and with intention. The power of your voice depends on the quality of your breathing. Try to breathe into the belly and as you take a breath in, allow your belly to gently rise. Then as you exhale, you belly sinks back. If you are new to diaphragmatic breathing, the best way to get used to how it feels is to lay on the floor with your hands resting on your belly. 

10 Practise visualisation

Visualise yourself giving a successful presentation as if it is happening now. Notice how you look, feel, and sound. What clothes are you wearing? How are you standing? And how are the audience reacting? Many public speaking coaches are trained in Neuro-Linguistic Programming and can share with you some powerful anchoring techniques. 

11 Practise in the space where you will be presenting

If possible, arrive early and use the actual space to work out steep up and stand down. 

If you feel ready to say yes to more opportunities to speak and you want to get help, then finding a public speaking class near you is the first step. 

How do you practise public speaking? Do you plan ahead? Or are you one of those who cram it all in at the last minute? 

In a previous article, I suggested what to look for when searching for a public speaking coach and whether a workshop or training session is the best way to make progress.

I have a range of courses, programs and workshops on offer in 2022.

Lisa Evans helps professionals to craft compelling business stories and become exceptional speakers. Lisa is a certified speaker coach, TEDx speaker coach, four times author, NLP practitioner, graphic recorder and visual storyteller, improvisational actor, and host of the Business Chat Podcast

She has coached thousands of leaders across a range of industries, including resources, banking, finance, engineering, retail and sales as well as not-for-profit and community associations. 

If you wish to take advantage of a complimentary session in order to chat about how you can become an exceptional and successful speaker with a stand-out brand, then use this link to book a time to chat. Download my e-book – How to Build Confidence and Overcome Nervousness.

Lisa Evans

Professional Speaker

How to choose a public speaking trainer: 5 things to consider

How to choose a public speaking trainer: 5 things to consider

I attended a public speaking course that was a waste of time and money. That is what my client said to me when he called me as he needed help with an upcoming high-stakes presentation.

He went on to tell me that there were 30 people in the class, the trainer had no industry experience as a speaker, and there was no follow up provided – ouch! 

That’s not what you want when you are searching for a public speaking trainer.  

Helping you become a better speaker

A good public speaking trainer will help you become a better speaker. They will meet you where you are, and guide you to where you want to be.

Improving your public speaking skills will lead to opportunities in your career that will be out of reach if you can’t communicate a message. 

When I was on the journey to becoming better at public speaking, I searched for the best public speaking trainer that I could find. I ended up travelling all the way to Las Vegas to train with Mark Brown, Darren La Croix and Patricia Fripp. To this day, I still engage experienced and professional experts to help me. Coaches need coaches too!

The training courses gave me a solid background and inspired me to become a professional speaker, trainer and coach. 

Don’t settle for being one of a large number in any professional development courses that you do. You deserve better than that when you are investing time, effort and resources in your career. 

A blend of face to face training, individualized coaching and options to continue the journey with accountability and ongoing support, is the model that I have chosen for my business Speaking Savvy. 

There are many different types of public speaking courses, some are targeted at beginners or volunteers, others are focussed on business leaders and corporate speaking. It is important to find the best public speaking course for your needs.

You will never be one of a number in a bland classroom if you choose me as your public speaking trainer. You can be assured that I continue to invest in my professional development so that I can bring you the best experience. 

What are the benefits of a public speaking course?

You can learn to:

  • Overcome nervousness and anxiety about speaking
  • Develop the confidence and presence to boost your personal brand
  • Sharpen your leadership skills
  • Leverage  your career opportunities using the power of speaking

Here are 5 things to consider when you are looking for a public speaking trainer.

1. Background and Experience

When you search for a potential public speaking trainer, ask them what practical experience they have. Have they spoken at a conference, on stage, in front of the media, or in the boardroom? Or are they a trainer by trade who is teaching from a curriculum.

Real world experience and results must be high on the list. 

For example, I am an accredited coach and have certifications in training as well as being a Certified Speaking Professional. Previously, I have worked in corporate, government, and not-for-profit positions. I also have a clinical background as a midwife which means I am caring, intuitive, show empathy and am outcomes-oriented.

2. Track record and results

When you are considering which public speaking trainer is right for you, check out the testimonials page on their website, and see if they have positive reviews on their Google Review page. Are the testimonials up to date? How about a list of clients or industries that the trainer has worked with? 

It’s worthwhile checking out their digital footprint. A credible trainer should have an up to date LinkedIn profile and social proof that they are walking the talk. You can ask the trainer to provide examples of clients they have worked with and what results they got.

For example, I have trained over 3,000 leaders in 90 companies to become better at presenting. 

How to choose a public speaking trainer

3. Customisation

Public speaking training is not one-size fits all. Be wary of any public speaking trainer who doesn’t spend time with you finding out what you need and the outcomes that you desire. 

If you send people from your team to a generic course you will get generic results.

At Speaking Savvy we design public speaking training courses that help each individual to get the most out of their learning experience. 

4. Delivery Modality

If you are considering an online or a hybrid event, make sure that the trainer has experience in delivery in that way. Face to face delivery is designed very differently to a hybrid or online set up. 

Ideally, choose a public speaking trainer who has been awarded the Certified Virtual Presenter status. You can be assured that they have been assessed and deemed competent at delivering remotely and have a suitable set up including lighting, microphone and technical skills.  

If you are planning to host face to face training. These are some of the questions you may ask

  • What is the maximum number of people in the course?
  • What type of location is the course held?
  • What is provided in the course (catering, workbooks, resources)?
  • What follow-up is offered once the course is finished.

5. After care

Public speaking is a journey. It doesn’t stop at the end of the day or two of training. To get the most out of the learning you will need a plan of action and support to continue the grow and develop your skills.. 

Does the trainer provide any follow-up support? 

For example, I have a library of contemporary resources that my clients have access to,  and the majority of my courses include a follow up 1:1 coaching session. I am committed to helping you achieve the best outcome. 

I host a Speakers Platform group where people can practise and get coaching feedback on their content and delivery. All my clients get access to these sessions as part of the course. 

When finding the best public speaking trainer to help your team:

  • Do ask questions.
  • Do check out their results and credibility online.
  • Don’t expect results from a cookie cutter course.
  • Don’t trust you learning to a generic trainer who does not practise what they teach.

Public speaking mastery is an essential component of building a leadership skill set for the future. 

Find a Course to Suit You

For 2022 I have a range of course, programs and workshops

Please feel free to leave your questions in the box below or in the chatbox at the corner of the website and I will get back to you as soon as possible.

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Lisa Evans helps professionals to craft compelling business stories and become exceptional speakers. Lisa is a certified speaker coach, TEDx speaker coach, four times author, NLP practitioner, graphic recorder and visual storyteller, and improvisational actor. 

She has coached thousands of leaders across a range of industries, including resources, banking, finance, engineering, retail and sales as well as not-for-profit and community associations. 

If you wish to take advantage of a complimentary session in order to chat about how you can become an exceptional and successful speaker with a stand-out brand, then use this link to book a time to chat. Download my new E-book How to Build Confidence and Overcome Nervousness.

Lisa Evans

Professional Speaker

Public Speaking Anxiety 10 Simple Hacks to Help you Overcome

Public Speaking Anxiety 10 Simple Hacks to Help you Overcome

Does speaking in front of a crowd turn your legs to jelly?

Public speaking anxiety is common. Glossophobia, or the fear of public speaking, is remarkably common. In fact, some experts estimate that as much as 77% of the population has some level of anxiety around public speaking.

Have you ever stood in front of the room and completely forgotten what you were going to say?

And did you leave that meeting or event feeling like you missed an opportunity to get your idea or message across?

It’s frustrating. I know. Because that’s where I began my journey to becoming a confident speaker. I have learned hacks, tips and tools that have helped me so much over the years. I want to share these secrets with you.

Fear of public speaking (or glossophobia as it is formally known) turns otherwise talented, motivated and highly driven individuals like you to hit that barrier because they cannot speak with ease, confidence and credibility.

Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy.

Dale Carnegie

The good news is, that with the right guidance and a willingness to do some work, then you can be on your way to becoming a confident and powerful public speaker. So, let’s get started.

Public speaking anxiety begins with mindset

As you may have noticed, the whole cycle of fear starts with your thoughts and beliefs, or in other words, your mindset. It is all that stands between you and becoming a successful public speaker.

When you learn to master your mindset, you will be comfortable in front of a crowd. 

The fastest and most effective way to break this cycle is to invest in yourself and partner with an experienced public speaking coach, who can guide you and help you manage your nervousness. You can step into your best self when it comes to speaking in front of others. You may be thinking, what does a public speaking coach do?

Dealing with public speaking anxiety will help boost your confidence

If you are feeling like you are not getting where you want to be because of public speaking anxiety, then you are in the right place.

The hardest step is always the first one.

If you commit to taking a small step each day, you will get results. I suggest you start with incorporating some accountability. Set your goals and then start taking the right steps to raise your level of public speaking from fear to fearless, from nerves to nailing it.

There are opportunities awaiting you on the other side of the fear that is holding you back.

Learning to overcome nervousness. Try this thought.

Imagine yourself speaking in front of a group of people. You look poised, confident and credible. The crowd are nodding and smiling. They understand you. They get what you are saying. They feel inspired by your message. This feels good as you know you have made a difference.

This way of thinking is possible once you have removed the old narrative, the story that you tell yourself that is getting in your way.

But I’m not a public speaker! you may be thinking.

Well, let me explain.

I use the term public speaking broadly. When you are speaking to more than ONE other person, you are speaking in public. It doesn’t have to be the big crowd in an auditorium. It can be showing up for a panel interview, speaking as part of a webinar, hosting a workshop, or answering questions during a meeting.

There are many situations where you need to be able to think on your feet, and put together a message in a clear and compelling way.

10 hacks to help you overcome your public speaking anxiety

  1. Remember that speaking is serving. You are there to deliver a message in the most efficient and engaging way. Ego is set aside.
  2. It’s not about you! People in the audience are far more interested in themselves.
  3. Be clear on WIIFM or what’s in it for them? The clearer you can be about why people should listen to you the better.
  4. Create a structure. Have a basic roadmap of your presentation and then take others on the journey. No structure – You struggle.
  5. Prepare and practise. Set aside the time you need to get comfortable.
  6. Don’t forget self-care. This includes getting enough rest and food so that you can show up and perform as your best self.
  7. Keep it simple. If you can say less words, then do so. If you can reduce or simplify slides, do so.
  8. Get feedback at the right time and from the right people. Ask a trusted peer or work with a speaker coach. Be picky about who you ask for feedback.
  9. Be proactive. Rather than wait to be asked to speak, seek out opportunities and speak as often as possible.
  10. Choose a POWER song to help boost your energy. When you feel comfortable you can anchor these positive feelings to a powerful song.
Public Speaking Anxiety 10 Simple Hacks to Help you Overcome

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About Lisa Evans

Lisa Evans helps professionals to craft compelling business stories and become exceptional speakers. Lisa is a certified speaker coach, TEDx speaker coach, four times author, NLP practitioner, graphic recorder and visual storyteller, and improvisational actor. 

She has coached thousands of leaders across a range of industries, including resources, banking, finance, engineering, retail and sales as well as not-for-profit and community associations. 

If you wish to take advantage of a complimentary session in order to chat about how you can become an exceptional and successful speaker with a stand-out brand, then use this link to book a time to chat. Download my new E-book How to Build Confidence and Overcome Nervousness.

Perth Best Public Speaking Courses

Perth Best Public Speaking Courses

How to find the best public speaking courses for you

You will save time when you choose the best public speaking course that suits your goals and will get you results.

Avoid wasting money on a course that is not suitable for you.

Speaking Savvy has helped over 2,000 clients to improve their public speaking and presentation skills with the right course. 

There are quite a few public speaking courses in Perth if you are seeking a face to face option. For those fortunate enough to be able to get to an in person course, that would be my top suggestion. 

You may prefer public speaking lessons online, or a combination of both group training and one to one coaching. Choose the delivery style that is best suited to your lifestyle, resources and learning style. 

Whatever your preferred method of delivery, profession and budget there are options for you to get help with your public speaking and get started right away. 

“Nothing in life is more important than the ability to communicate effectively.”

Gerald R. Ford

Do I need to get better at public speaking?

You may wonder why you should bother with a public speaking course or if it’s worth the time and resources to get better.

If you’re like many people, you probably don’t even like public speaking. You may even be afraid of public speaking. But there are some real benefits of being able to confidently speak in front of others that can help you get ahead in both your professional and personal life.

When you improve your public speaking, you can:

  • advance your career by showcasing both your professionalism and leadership skills
  • make a tangible and memorable impact on others with effective public speaking skills
  • market yourself and/or your business effectively and boost your sales
  • boost your confidence, be more marketable and get noticed. 

How to choose an effective public speaking course 

Do you prefer to learn in person and looking for a public speaking training course in Perth CBD? 

A face to face public speaking course will provide you with the experience of being in front of others and networking with new people, which is all part of improving your presentation skills.

You will also be able to ask questions in real time and get the personalised training you need. What is the maximum number of people in each class? Don’t settle for being one of a number, aim to be part of a small group public speaking course. Courses that offer a small group training experience with one to one help will get you the best results

Speaking Savvy has received positive feedback from hundreds of clients and companies. 

Speaking Savvy Director Lisa Evans has over 25 years of teaching and mentoring people. As a highly experienced and accredited public speaking coach and professional speaker,  you will learn in a supportive environment and receive the tips and tools to help build your confidence and credibility as a public speaker.

Prefer to learn online? 

Can’t get to Perth or do you prefer to learn online? I recommend that if you want to find an online public speaking course then you choose a live online course rather than a pre-recorded option.

It’s easy to enrol in a self-paced study online course and then fail to complete it. A live online course will keep you accountable and should include access to the trainer for additional support. 

Before selecting a course, check that the trainer is experienced and skilled in online delivery and preferably a Certified Virtual Presenter. This certifies that the presenter has demonstrated the tools, environment and skills to perform a quality remote presentation using live video.

Lisa, not sure how you have done this, but I have turned a corner with public speaking.
Instead of being strangled by nerves, I can now start to perfect this art form.
Thank you so, so much. You are a true master of this craft.’
Brian – Mining Executive Perth

What’s the cost of public speaking training?

Whatever option you prefer, I recommend that you choose the best that you can afford. There are no quick fixes to becoming a confident public speaker, but an experienced and highly qualified coach will help you navigate the short cuts and be a mentor to guide you to reach your goals. 

My question to you is not what is the cost of the training, but what is the cost in staying where you are?

Here is how I can help you. My popular public speaking training courses in Perth can be delivered in person, online or on site. 

What you can expect from the one day workshop:

✅  Small group setting for individual help and maximum engagement

✅  Flexible content (never a Death by Powerpoint) and a workshop is tailored

✅  Time to practise the techniques that I will show you

✅ Pre-workshop briefing and video so that you bring a talk to deliver.

✅ You will leave with a clear plan of action to take your public speaking to the next level

✅ You will review your talk and coaching feedback with a take home video of you speaking in front of the group

✅  BONUS follow up 1:1 coaching session with Lisa Evans Speaker Coach

✅  A digital certificate of attendance for your records

⭐️ Most importantly – a safe and supportive space where everyone is welcome. ⭐️

Hire a public speaking trainer who is right for you 

Next steps

  1. Search the internet to find public speaking training courses near you
  2. Call to chat about your needs. There may be a complimentary session available for you to get some public speaking help. 
  3. Research and review the options and choose what is best for you
  4. Show and do the work, and you will be able to reap the benefits of powerful public speaking.
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About Lisa Evans

Lisa Evans helps professionals to craft compelling business stories and become exceptional speakers. Lisa is a certified speaker coach, TEDx speaker coach, four times author, NLP practitioner, graphic recorder and visual storyteller, and improvisational actor. 

She has coached thousands of leaders across a range of industries, including resources, banking, finance, engineering, retail and sales as well as not-for-profit and community associations. 

If you wish to take advantage of a complimentary session in order to chat about how you can become an exceptional and successful speaker with a stand-out brand, then use this link to book a time to chat. Download my new E-book How to Build Confidence and Overcome Nervousness.

My Journey with Business Chat Podcast

My Journey with Business Chat Podcast

Today is a podcasting milestone for me – six months of weekly episodes for Business Chat Podcast.

I recently shared some reasons why being a guest on a podcast is a great idea.

I am always on the lookout for awesome guests for the Business Chat Podcast.

What other topics do you think would be good for me to cover? Who would you recommend as a guest for the Business Chat Podcast?

Here is a list of the Business Chat Podcasts episodes so far in the journey:

  1. The Four Step Possibility System with Rob Hartnett
  2. Quietly Powerful Leadership with Megumi Miki
  3. The Power of Video with Julian Mather
  4. Energy and Momentum in your business with Russell Pearson
  5. Business Growth in Challenging Times with Suzzanne Laidlaw
  6. Happy, Healthy and Thriving in Business with Dr Jenny Brockis
  7. Resilience in Business with Michele Gennoe
  8. A Culture of Purpose with Dave Clare
  9. Financial Independence with Lacey Filipich
  10. The Learning Organisation with Glenn Capelli
  11. Marketing the Gentle Way with Sarah Santacroce
  12. A Life of Service with Dave Greenberg
  13. Business Numbers Made Simple with Michelle Maynard
  14. Copywriting for your business with Liz Green
  15. Customer Service Design with Graham Harvey
  16. Connecting Profit with Purpose with Phil Preston
  17. How to Connect with Anyone, Anywhere with Kerrie Phipps
  18. Connecting with Strategy with Leanne Isaacson
  19. Resilient Leadership in Times of Crises with Mike House
  20. Human Centred Customer Service with Chris Smoje
  21. Productivity Hacks and Apps with Ming Johanson
  22. Get Found on Google with Karen Dauncey
  23. Flourishing Introverts with Joanna Rawbone
  24. Storytelling with Lisa Evans
  25. The Ideal Facilitation Space with Leanne Hughes
  26. Humour in the Workplace with Kate Burr
  27. Understanding Self Understanding Others with Ian Crawford
  28. Accountability for Success with Darren Finklestein
  29. The Productive Leader with Sally Foley-Lewis
  30. Relationships in Business with Lindsay Adams
  31. Leading Above the Line with Michelle Bihary
  32. The Trusted Way with Patrick Galvin
  33. Read to Lead with Jeff Brown
  34. Human Durability for Leading Self and Others with Derrick McManus
  35. Having A Business Exit Strategy with Martin Vidakovic
  36. Business Conversations That Matter with Andrea Newton
  37. Creating Strategy for Profit with Alex Brueckmann

I’d love to hear from you if you are an expert in a topic related to leadership, business and communication.