I'VE DEVELOPED A FORM OF SPEECH "CROWDSOURCING" ONLINE that allows you to prepare in half the time with double the confidence.
HERE'S HOW IT ALL BEGAN...
There I stood on stage in front of a darkened audience, shaking from nervousness on the inside yet faking my confidence on the outside. To top it off, i was wearing a goofy pink costume i made to look like a loofah (yes, that scrunchy sponge thing you use in the shower). I thought that's what it would take to win.
This was my first startup pitch competition. My strategy was to be unusual and creative in order to get the prize: a trip to the national competition in Chicago where I could pitch my new skincare company (hence the loofah costume) to famous investors. It just barely worked and I won our local event.
I knew I had to up my game for nationals so I ditched the costume and opted to wow the audience by demonstrating my skincare product's natural ingredients and eating it on stage. The unusual idea again helped me to move through a series of qualifying rounds, but public speaking was so difficult for me I had to practice repeatedly to ensure my nerves didn't get the best of me. While everyone partied, I locked myself in my hotel room and barely slept the next few days to practice.
The competition finally came to an end and exhausted and dazed, I heard them call my name as one of the chosen winners and then invite me on stage to receive a big check. This was the moment I realized that being good at public speaking could change my life. However, what I didn't realize at the time is that being a public speaker could be much easier and more enjoyable.
Since then, Here's what I've learned:
- Especially in our high-distraction world, any audience has a tough time staying engaged throughout any presentation because it requires tremendous physical energy to listen carefully. Specific science-based techniques can guarantee listeners are on the edge of their seats and no dorky pink costume is required.
- Even though we talk every day, public speaking is like using a new muscle. With the right strength training, extreme fear can transform into genuine confidence and quiet personalities can command a room.
- The best presentations on the planet, like the TED Talks that go viral, go through a specific process that involves strategy, practice and feedback that can be replicated and learned by ANYONE.
It would take almost a decade after winning this competition to identify why i won and develop a proprietary method that speeds up the learning curve required to master public speaking.
Drawing from my background in science, I studied neuroscience, body language, positive psychology and performance science to develop the secret sauce I now use to empower clients. I have condensed all of the lessons from my experiments over the years into best practices that quickly take speakers from zero to public speaking hero.
Above all, if there's only 1 thing I would want you to remember after reading my story: you are truly a unicorn. A magical, one-of-a-kind person that is unlike anyone else in this universe and therefore meant to say something in a way no one else can because it's inspired by your uniqueness and experiences. Know that with some silly-simple strategies you can trumpet any message from the rooftops and make public speaking a party for all to enjoy.
In awe of your brilliance,
Founder of Speech Party