Do you break into a sweat at the mere thought of speaking in front of others? Do your hands shake, your heart race and your mind go blank when you’re called upon to deliver a presentation? If so, you’re not alone! Public speaking is one of the most common fears among people. However, it doesn’t have to be that way.

Working with a speaker coach can help you overcome your fear of public speaking and improve your skills in this area. Whether you’re a seasoned communicator who wants to excel at presenting, or you need to deliver a once off presentation for work, a coach can guide you through the process of becoming more confident and effective on stage, in front of others in the boardroom, in virtual meetings, and even on camera. 

The Fear of Public Speaking


The fear of public speaking is one of the most common fears among individuals. It can be a paralysing experience that prevents people from sharing their insights, ideas, and expertise with others. Like many people, you may have reached a stage in your life when you are thinking ‘Enough is enough, it’s time to step up and take control of this fear’.

Firstly, I’d like to remind you to acknowledge that feeling nervous before public speaking is entirely normal. Many great speakers have admitted to feeling nervous before stepping on stage. Next, take steps to prepare and practice your speech and any supporting material such as your slides. This will help you feel more in control of the situation and reduce anxiety levels significantly.

Remember that the audience wants you to succeed; they are there to hear what you have to say! Engage with them by making eye contact, using gestures and interactive elements like polls or Q&A sessions.

Finally, focus on your breathing when you feel anxious – deep breaths can help calm down nerves quickly.

How Working with a Speaker Coach Can Help You

If you are one of the many people who experience a nervous feeling in the pit of your stomach when you have to speak in public then you’re not alone. Fear of public speaking is very common, affecting millions of people worldwide. But what if I told you that you don’t have to settle for feeling this way? You can overcome this fear and become a confident speaker by working with a speaker coach.

Working with a speaker coach can provide numerous benefits for those struggling with a fear of public speaking, as well as those wanting to finesse their presentations skills, even for those who want to get paid to speak. An experienced speaker coach will be able to assist people of all levels and walks of life. The role of a speaker coach can be expansive depending on their experience.

As well as providing you with practical strategies to manage your nervousness, a speaker coach can also teach you valuable skills such as how to engage an audience, how to structure a speech, how to use body language effectively, and how to sound as smart as you are with effective vocal techniques.

One significant benefit of working with a certified coach is that they’ll help build your confidence over time.

There are numerous benefits to working with a speaker coach when it comes to public speaking. Firstly, they can provide personalized guidance tailored specifically to your needs and goals. They’ll work alongside you every step of the way as you build up your skills and tackle any areas where you may be struggling. Coaching sessions are also an excellent opportunity for feedback on your performance and insights into how to improve further.

Tailored Techniques and Strategies

As a certified speaker coach with over a decade of experience, I know firsthand the benefits of working with an accredited coach. Speaking in front of an audience can be nerve-wracking, but it doesn’t have to be. With my guidance and expertise, you can become a confident speaker that commands attention, exudes presence, and makes an impact.

My tailored approach to coaching ensures that each individual I work with receives personalized attention and techniques specific to their needs. No two individuals are alike when it comes to public speaking, which is why I believe in creating customized plans for each person. This way, they receive the tools necessary to succeed and feel confident in themselves as speakers.

When looking for a trusted coach, accreditation is key. As someone who has been accredited through years of training and experience, I guarantee that you will receive top-notch coaching from me.


Accountability and Feedback

Working with a speaker coach can be a game changer when it comes to boosting your confidence and improving your speaking skills. The benefits of having a trusted coach by your side are endless, from providing accountability and constructive feedback to tailoring their approach to fit your individual needs.

One of the biggest advantages of working with a speaker coach is the accountability they provide. Your coach will hold you accountable for developing and implementing strategies that ultimately lead to growth in your public speaking abilities. They will also challenge you to step outside of your comfort zone and take risks that push you towards becoming a more confident speaker.

Another key benefit is receiving tailored coaching that meets your unique needs. A reputable speaker coach will work closely with you to understand what areas require the most attention, whether it’s perfecting delivery techniques or honing in on content development.

Confidence in Your Skills

Confidence in public speaking skills is essential for success in both personal and professional life. Anyone can develop their presentation skills with a little guidance, practice, and perseverance. Working with a coach who is experienced provides benefits that extend beyond improving communication abilities. A tailored approach to coaching offers a solution that is unique to your needs to help you overcome any challenges and level up your skills fast, moving from feeling fearful to competence and confidence.

An experienced speaker coach not only helps you navigate through any difficulties but also provides encouraging and specific feedback, so that you know which areas to work on, and this approach boosts self-confidence. Targeted feedback is crucial for identifying areas of improvement while reinforcing strengths. With 1:1 public speaking coaching sessions, you can track your progress while working on any negative self-talk or nervousness that may be hindering your performance.

If you choose to work me me as your speaker coach, together we will work on both skill set and mindset. As well as being a certified professional speaker, a certified public speaking and storytelling coach, I am also accredited with the International Coaching Federation at ACC Level. I have studied the neuroscience of results and performance, and use tools and techniques that are grounded in reseated and based on a brain friendly approach.

Working with a Coach Pays Off

Working with a certified speaker coach can help you speak with confidence and transform how you feel about presenting in front of others. As a Certified Professional Speaker and Certified Speaker Coach and Accredited Coach with the International Coaching Federation, I can help take your career to the next level. With my years of experience and hundreds of corporate training sessions and 1:1 clients, my approach focuses on helping individuals identify their strengths and weaknesses so they can reach their potential and achieve their goals faster than they ever thought possible.

In conclusion, working with an accredited public speaking coach is one of the best investments you can make in yourself and your career. You will gain the skills and confidence needed to speak with impact, make a good impression on colleagues and clients, fast track results, and achieve your goals.

Whether you prefer 1:1 coaching or a workshop setting, personalised support is available to help you reach your full potential as a speaker. Don’t let fear hold you back any longer – take the first step towards unlocking your true potential today! 




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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, 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