The fear of public speaking is so common that there’s actually a name for it – GLOSSOPHOBIA.
Research has shown that many people fear public speaking, even more than they fear clowns, heights and even death!
What makes public speaking so terrifying? The myriad of reasons can be categorized into 3 main groups:
- Evolutionary – simply put, humans have a natural, subconscious fear of being alienated by other people for an unsatisfactory performance
- Traumatic – the fear that stems from a previous public speaking situation gone wrong (i.e., being laughed at in front of the class)
- Neurological – may be caused by some type of anxiety disorder
Most people’s fear of public speaking stem from several “what if’s”. Some of the most common ones include:
“What if my Powerpoint doesn’t work?”
“What if I forget what to say?”
“What if I tell a joke and no one laughs?”
“What if they laugh even if I’m not joking?”
Public speaking is a double-edged sword. It’s our greatest fear, yet it’s one of the skills that is necessary for our success in our professional and even personal life. Did you know that an average person will deliver at least 47 speeches in his lifetime?
Your best friend’s wedding, your child’s 7th birthday party, your boss’ retirement party, that sales pitch, business presentation or annual report to the Board, the commencement speech or motivational talk… regardless of the purpose of the speech, each of us needs to be able to communicate our message in a clear, concise and powerful manner.
Anyone would benefit from public speaking training!
Upon realizing the need to learn public speaking, most people take the next logical step: sign up for a public speaking seminar. So they end up learning the “correct” posture, gestures, facial expression, articulation, word choice, speech structure, and a whole lot of “best practices” from the so-called public speaking gurus.
Now… you have just learned “proper techniques” that will make you fear messing up your speech even more!
How Public Speaking Training Should Be
Here’s the NUMBER ONE SECRET of public speaking: there is no one right way to do a speech!
One speaker may be serious, and the next speaker could be super funny, and both of them could be equally great. What they both have that makes them great is their AUTHENTICITY.
The people watching your speak don’t care so much about what you know or how much you know… they only care about whether or not YOU care about THEM! Establishing your connection is very important in public speaking… something that most public speaking workshop fails to teach.
Learn public speaking from one of the country’s most sought-after motivational speakers – Pocholo “The VoiceMaster” Gonzales. His 15-year career as a speaker has brought Pocholo to over 50 provinces around the Philippines, and 30 countries all over the world – speaking on various topics ranging from voice, communication, personal branding, innovation, leadership, youth empowerment, broadcast media, voice acting, and many more.
Whether it’s a small group of 20 people, or a crowd of 20,000, Pocholo never fails to captivate and mesmerize his audience. Pocholo’s talks are a combination of humor, wit, motivation and empowerment, leaving the audience fired up to take charge of their lives. In every speaking engagement, his audience would always say that Pocholo is “the best speaker ever.”
How would YOU like to have this impact when you deliver your speech?
In Pocholo’s Public Speaking workshop, you will learn how to:
- Establish the right MINDSET as a speaker: about your self-image, your audience and your topic
- Discover and bring out the PERSONALITY that will make you the best public speaker you can be
- Develop AUTHENTICITY as a public speaker
- Identify your NICHE and PERSONAL BRAND as a speaker
- Cultivate the PRESENCE that will enable you to influence and inspire your audience