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It's fairly common knowledge that public speaking is at or near the top of most people's list of fears. Some even say they fear it more than death itself. Interestingly enough, many people who fear public speaking are high-level corporate executives. For these individuals, some form of public speaking is a critical element of what they do.
How do you suppose they handle that?
Well, a quote I heard some years ago (I don't recall who or where) answers the question perfectly; "Feel the fear and take action anyway." That's all well and good, but wouldn't it be better, and a lot more comfortable, to go into public speaking situations without the fear? Of course it would. And that's what executive media training can do.
A big part of what causes people to be fearful of public speaking is they don't feel confident. This phenomenon can be found at all levels of a company, including executives.
Someone might know the company and its products backward, forward, inside and out, but when they get in front of a prospective customer, or a group, they freeze. It's akin to a computer freezing-up. The information is in there – it just won't come out. A big reason for this is inadequate experience in public speaking. Executive media training provides some non-threatening ways to gain this experience and develop confidence.
Human relationships are at the center of every business. Notice that I didn't limit that statement to just successful businesses. That's because relationships are at the center of all businesses. If business is bad, it's undoubtedly due, in part at least, to poor relationships. If business is good, it can be largely attributed to good relationships.
If people in the company are comfortable being themselves as they talk about the company and its products, they'll be better able to create and maintain lasting business relationships. Executive media training will help them do that.
A vital part of public speaking of any kind is the ability to effectively extemporize. It's one thing to just babble on about something and hope your listener knows little enough about the subject that what you're saying sounds plausible. But that's a gamble you shouldn't be willing to take. The ability to speak off the cuff and have your presentation actually make sense is clearly more desirable. Executive media training helps develop this skill.
Some business owners and executives balk at the idea of making this kind of indirect expenditure. However, communications training in general, and executive media training in particular are more appropriately viewed as wise investments that will pay dividends for years to come.
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