But where does the average entrepreneur find this kind of training? Right here in Santa Barbara!
Santa Barbara's only public speaking group coaching program kicks off a six-week fall session on September 14 from 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Public speaking group coaching emphasizes building skills and confidence in a safe and encouraging environment, and includes exercises, discussion, opportunities for practice, and videotaping of practice presentations. For entrepreneurs on a budget, group coaching is more affordable than individual coaching and -- with a group size of only six people -- it's more personalized than a seminar.
Some of the topics covered include managing fear and anxiety, engaging your audience, structuring a presentation, creating a strong opening and closing, PowerPoint design principles, proper preparation, relaxation tools, and more. Tuesday meetings are held in Santa Barbara from 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Public speaking is a critical skill for today's entrepreneur and is one of the best personal and professional development tools for building confidence, through speaking practice and experience.