For many, public speaking can be about as calming as a nightmare where you're forced to take a final for a class you've never attended.
That is the bad news.
Here's the worse news: whether it's for a sales pitch, a report to the Board, an orientation for interns, a meeting of the PTA, or making a speech for a wedding, we are all increasingly called upon to confront this fear of public speaking.
Here's the good news: the muse that will help you succeed is the one you already have. It's you. You're a professional. You're an expert. You're a person with stories. Successful public speaking is about activating the creativity and presence you already have and putting your story into the speech that you make. Anyone can do it. And everyone who does it well succeeds it their own unique way.
How do we do it?
Play. Play fast. Play furiously.
After an initial assessment, MUSE will tailor-make a series of sessions that cultivate the strengths you already have and improve the weaknesses you want to fix. In a fun, safe, environment of constructive feedback, we will give you the tools you need to succeed as a public speaker. You will walk away with a polished presentation ready for an audience.
Our hands-on learning approach is both technical and creative. Our games will work on technical skills like physical and verbal expression, room dynamics, articulation, eye contact, and storytelling. Another set of games will focus on tapping into your own innate sense of creativity, and finding your personal approach to the audience. Our techniques will help you find that authentic YOU that engages with audience, that is free to extemporize, that is hungry for interaction.
We will turn your speech from a "test" you think you need to pass into a gift you can't wait to give.
"Yeah, but how do you actually do it?"
Great question! You can learn more about the structure of our public speaking training sessions below.
MUSE Training Cycle
Each series of sessions is tailor-made to a client's individual needs and goals, but the training cycles have a typical flow:
- "Let's see where you are" - Initial assessment and evaluation (free of cost)
- "Let's see what you've already got" - Identify key words, concepts, images, and stories
- "Workout time" - Organize ideas into a coherent speech and speaking skills workouts
- "Putting it all together" - Rehearsal and notes
- "Showtime!" - Tweaks and final performance