I want to see the speaker, not the coaching

Speak Schmeak

As a speaking coach, I always learn something from watching others present, and of course, I analyze everything about their approach to see what I can pass along to my community. About 80% of the speakers looked like they had been over-coached. What do I mean by over-coached?

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Two-time Academy Award winner needs an acting coach?

Speak Schmeak

After the first season, she hired an acting coach. I got an acting coach, that’s the extent to which I was insecure, and I sat down with her and we watched every episode together. An acting coach worked with me and helped me understand my character better."

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Your Dog, The Speech Coach

DeFinis Communications

Whether or not dogs are man’s (and woman’s’) best friend they have certainly risen on the popularity scale recently. You see dogs everywhere you go from city streets, to office cubicles to airplanes not to mention dog parks and front yards. They are good companions and playmates and in some cases excellent emotional and physical support animals. But did you know that dogs can also be a great audience for your presentation rehearsal?

Are you ready for coaching? Ask yourself these questions.

Speak Schmeak

Facing new demands on your public speaking skills and more visibility for your company, you've been thinking about pursuing public speaking coaching, but you're not sure if it's the right avenue for you. Here are some questions to ask yourself to determine if you're ready for coaching.

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[Podcast] How Do I Find an Agent or Hire a Coach?

Speaker Launcher

The post [Podcast] How Do I Find an Agent or Hire a Coach? In Episode 54 of The Wealthy Speaker Podcast, I share wisdom from my 30+ year career as a speaking agent and then a speaking coach. In emails, private coaching, and groups that I run, I get the same questions over and over again, and it’s time to answer them once and for all! Focus 40 and Private Coaching Sessions.

Why Everyone Needs A Coach with Alan Stein Jr.

Speaker Launcher

My guess is that one thing that most of them have in common, beyond extreme drive and talent, is that they all have some type of a coach. Whether it’s a business coach, life coach, accountability coach or other – quite often […]. The post Why Everyone Needs A Coach with Alan Stein Jr. My guess is that one thing that most of them have in common, beyond extreme drive and talent, is that they all have some type of a coach.

The speaker coach's last-minute backstage toolkit for TED talks or your talk

The Eloquent Woman

I'll be backstage coaching speakers next week at TEDMED , the medical and science TED conference, for my sixth year. Some of our speakers are first timers on a big stage; others, seasoned pros.

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Technology As Executive Coach

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Because they do, we need fewer $150 sessions with our executive or even our life coach.  Several weeks ago I did pony up the $150 to have the coach lead me through the thought processes of positioning and packaging those annoyances as a "so what."

How to Find the Right Speaking Coach For You

Presentation Guru

How on earth do you find the presentation coach you really need; the presentation coach who is going to really understand you and will help you be the presenter you always wanted to be?

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How Do You Choose a Speaking Coach?

Speak and Deliver

skip to main | skip to sidebar How Do You Choose a Speaking Coach? Now that you see the benefits of both, lets start the discussion of finding the best speech coach for you ! (On Speaking Experience When was the last time your coach spoke in front of an audience?

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Coaching a coach for a best man's speech

The Eloquent Woman

He''s played a key role in their relationship, and he''d be a built-in speaker coach for the groom. In Peter''s preview post about the task, he notes the expectation that a speaker coach and speechwriter would deliver a spot-on speech.

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Hear the sound of your self-esteem. Coach accordingly

The Presenter's Blog

Self-coaching can be one way to do this, but sometimes problems require the help of an external expert for true diagnosis. Professional coaching assists presenters at all stages of their careers, in the same way that my professional surveyor was able to help me.

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Why speaker coaches think you should spend more time preparing

The Eloquent Woman

Any speaker coach worth her salt will tell you that the one thing her speakers don't do enough of is practice. If I had a nickel for every time a client said that, I could quit coaching and live quite comfortably.

Let a doctor (and frequent speaker) explain why you need a coach

The Eloquent Woman

In other words, they react poorly to the idea they need to be coached or taught new skills, particularly the ones they diminish by calling them "soft" skills. And they say "You are never done, everybody needs a coach." The greatest in the world needs a coach."

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Cup of Coffee Coaching: How to Hire the Right Speaking Coach the First Time

Speaker Launcher

In his speech, he warned the group that speakers should not hire a speaking coach, and they should beware of people preying on new speakers […]. The post Cup of Coffee Coaching: How to Hire the Right Speaking Coach the First Time appeared first on Jane Atkinson. Coaching Most Recent Post Speaking Business Strategy building a speaker business building a speaking business hiring a speaking coach Speaker Marketing speaking coach


Are you ready for coaching? Ask yourself these questions.

Speak Schmeak

Facing new demands on your public speaking skills and more visibility for your company, you've been thinking about pursuing public speaking coaching, but you're not sure if it's the right avenue for you. Here are some questions to ask yourself to determine if you're ready for coaching.

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How is public speaking coaching like going to the dentist?

Speak Schmeak

Believe me, I know how resistant many of you are to seeking out public speaking coaching. By hiring a coach, you are acknowledging two things: 1. In fact, a friend of mine compared hiring a speaking coach to going to the dentist.

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Questions To Ask Your Speech Coach

Executive Speech Coach

When you are selecting your public speaking or presentation skills coach - here are some important questions that can help you select the best speech coach for you. Tell me about some of your speech coaching triumphs. Your best speech coach is one who speaks as well as coaches. Your best speech coach is one who has experienced some of your speaking challenges. Your best speech coach is one is constantly learning as well as teaching.

For better results in speaker coaching, think 'gain' not 'pain'

The Eloquent Woman

I always ask some version of the question, "What prompts the need for coaching?" The coaching session that inspired this blog began with a woman client who was told, in her otherwise perfect performance review, that "your presentations aren''t sexy enough."

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How to Effectively Coach a Public Speaker: the 1|3 Approach…

More than PowerPoint...

Yeah, that’s a terrible approach to coaching and mentoring…but what’s wrong with it? If you’re coaching people on their presentations, please keep this in mind. Instead, try this coaching approach, which I call “One to Three”. Coaching Presentation

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How coaching gets me where I want to be

Speak Schmeak

I love having a coach! If you need to move forward, face your challenges and improve as a speaker, a coach can help you, too! A coach gives outside perspective. Your coach will give you the realistic, unbiased view of your presentation habits and style.

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New training and coaching opportunities for you!

Speak Schmeak

I want to update you on some of the new opportunities I'm offering for coaching and training. I've added a super-efficient new program to my coaching repertoire: E-coaching ! Happy Monday!

My Challenge to Coach Chip Kelly and the Oregon Ducks

Matt Eventoff

Not the way first year coach Chip Kelly wanted to start his season, or his coaching career at Oregon. So how did the Coach Kelly, Athletic Director Mike Bellotti and the University of Oregon handle it? The message was sent individually through statements by Coach Kelly, A.D. One of my favorites: “Football at the University of Oregon is a privilege, and with that privilege goes responsibilities,&# said coach Chip Kelly. Pt.I - The Message.

3 ways to know if you would benefit from speaker coaching

Joan Detz Speaker Services

Career info Presentation skills Speaker coachingAsk yourself these 3 questions: Do I spend way too much time preparing my presentations? Do I feel nervous when I get a public speaking invitation? Do I sometimes walk away from a lectern feeling I did less-than-my-best? Keep notes.

Executive Coach Uses Humor and Acting to Deliver Unforgettable Presentation Performances

Duarte Blog

Her background in acting and improv gives her a special edge as an executive presentation coach. She coaches completely differently than anyone I’ve met. Most delivery coaches want to record you so you can “see” all the things you need to stop doing.

Blog Carnival Today! Sales Coaching: Top Tips for Increased Productivity

DeFinis Communications

Today’s offering features top bloggers in their fields who offer timely and thought-provoking tips on every aspect of sales coaching. Execution Based Coaching. Effective sales coaching process needs to be based on two pillars of sales success. Sales Management Math: The Sales Coaching Formula. Sales Coaching: Top Tips for Increased Productivity. Exploring the most important attributes of a sales coaching relationship.

Coaching a cadre of conference speakers to give TED-quality talks

The Eloquent Woman

That''s an ambitious assignment, and I was fortunate to be the coach for these spotlight speakers. But all were highly committed to making this assignment work, a huge advantage in our coaching and eventual success. "Amazing." Most interesting thing I''ve ever seen at a conference."

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Why did you say yes to this speaking gig? Why the coach needs to know

The Eloquent Woman

I had just one hour by phone to coach this speaker, an academic professor, for a five-minute pitch to be delivered in a public competition for extra grant funding. Instead, she spent 15 minutes telling me why the coaching and this speaking task were far, far beneath her.

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Coaching speakers in a "Shark Tank-style" pitch competition: Case study

The Eloquent Woman

The competition included a call for proposals ; proposal review and acceptance; the initial coaching call or workshop; and 1:1 coaching during the weeks in which presentations were prepared. This was followed by well as 1:1 coaching to develop their specific five-minute pitches.

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eSpeech Coaching is Here

Executive Speech Coach

eSpeech Coaching - expert presentation coaching when you need it Good news for you if standing and speaking before a group is critical to your career or business success. Get guidance from an expert teacher or coach. The investment of money for speech coaching has suddenly shrunk to affordable size. Now you can receive executive level speech coaching at an incredibly affordable rate while you remain in the comfort of your office or home.

Interview: Alicia Berberich – parent / child coach

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

To hear what she told me about the ways she uses her business and executive skills when coaching families, and a simple tip on how parents can help their children, click on the podcast icon below. How many professional speakers do you know that go to work in their bathing suits? Well, that is exactly what Alicia Berberich does! Besides speaking to parents groups around the Bay Area, she teaches water aerobics at the San Francisco Presidio YMCA.

Coach? Why, Yes I Am.

Speak and Deliver

No, Not THAT kind of Coach. Other than a small pitch to coach speaking contestants in the spring, I don't talk rates, programs, or coaching on Facebook or Twitter. One of my favorite phrases is "Physician, heal thyself" - in this case, I guess it is "Coach, coach yourself"!

Private coaching with me for just $88?

Speak Schmeak

have you grabbed your $88 laser coaching or home study program ? If so, you''ll want to take advantage of my 45-minute laser coaching special. This is not something I offer to the general public, by the way; my coaching packages start at 90 minutes for $397.

Moving sale! 20% off select public speaking coaching services through August 4!

Speak Schmeak

If you've been thinking about getting some coaching or some help with a PowerPoint, having me review one of your presentations, or taking me up on my mentoring package, now is the time! I'm moving. It's pretty momentous. Hubby and I have been living in the same place for 19 years.

Speech Coaching to Simplify Your Job & Electrify Your Executives with Patricia Fripp

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

The Silicon Valley Speechwriters Roundtable hosted Patricia Fripp for a webinar on ‘Speech Coaching to Simplify Your Job & Electrify Your Executives’ A full video recording of the event is available. Please ignore the terrible delay on my video which makes it seem as if I’m heavily medicated – there is no delay on Ms. […]. Public Speaking Speechwriting FrippVT Patricia Fripp

Interview: Manuela Pauer – Life Coach

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Manuela Pauer, CPCC is a Certified Professional Coach and workshop leader. Manuela Pauer, CPCC is a Certified Professional Coach and workshop leader. Manuela completed her coach and leadership training at the Coaches Training Institute and her relationship systems training at the Center for Right Relationships. She also shares her insights into her role as a life coach and a simple but powerful tip to help people improve their self-esteem.

Interview: Madelyn Mackie – Career coach

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Career coaching Madelyn believes that life is too short to be unhappy, work at a job you hate and not make a difference. Madelyn Mackie is a Professional Development and Career Advancement expert. Having successfully navigated careers in biochemistry research, Tony Award winning theaters and major nonprofit agencies, she brings experience, motivation and step-by-step action plans that will Activate Your Career Dreams!

A Shocking Secret from a Speech Coach

DeFinis Communications

As a speech coach, I’m not surprised by this. Business Tips Confidence Building Examples of Powerful Speakers Eye Contact Famous Speakers Fear of Public Speaking Historical Speakers Political Speakers Speaking Tips Abe Lincoln Fear of public speaking speech coach Top speech coach

Alan Stevens – The Media Coach

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

I caught up with Alan Stevens at the National Speakers Association Influence ‘11 Convention in Anaheim and asked him to demonstrate the hardware and software he carries with him on the road. He demonstrated the portable studio set-up he uses to create his web radio show. Watch this brief video where Alan demonstrates the set-up [.]. Podcasts Technology Alan Stevens audio recording National Speakers Association

Top Executive Speech Coach Blog Posts of 2011

Executive Speech Coach

Executive Speech Coach Top Blog Posts of the year are: What’s the difference between a speaker’s bio and an introduction? George Torok Speech Coach for Executives Executive Speech Coach, Business presentation tips from George Torok, the Speech Coach for Executives. link] Executive Speech Coach & Business Presentation Skills Expert George Torok www.SpeechCoachforExecutives.com. presentations tips speech coaching