Many Irish people are terrified at the thought of presenting to an audience. The ability to influence others is essential for business owners, salespeople and other representatives of an organisation. Presentations are often an essential element in making deals, closing sales and influencing opinion, but the best prepared presentation can go desperately wrong when the presenter has “stage fright”.
A new course entitled “Presenting with Confidence” developed by Galway based business and life coach Evelyn Cormican of Blueprint Training in association with The Galway City and County Enterprise Board will take place on May 17 from 9am – 5pm, in the Galway City and County Enterprise Board resource centre, in Woodquay Court, Woodquay, Galway. This full day interactive workshop will provide proven methods, practical tips, and role play to boost performance and settle those nerves. It will focus on engaging your audience and delivering your message with confidence.
‘Presentation skills are probably the most underestimated in business. Good presenters relate to their audience, they inform, they are understood, they engage and connect. Whether you want to win sales or investment, how you present yourself and your business will add to or take from how you grow your business’, stated Ms Breda Fox, CEO, Galway City and County Enterprise Board.
Public speaking or presenting is known to be the second biggest fear among people, followed by the fear of death, which means people would rather die than speak in public !. People often miss out on opportunities in business due to the anxiety associated with making a presentation and rather than enjoy a presentation and engage the audience many people are just focused on getting through the event.
‘Our fear of presenting to an audience can go back to our school days, we might not have been encouraged and acknowledged for our efforts at reading in front of a class, but very often the opposite, our mistakes were highlighted and corrected, these events may have built up a negative association with speaking in public and can impact our perception of speaking to a group’, commented Evelyn Cormican, trainer of Presenting with Confidence.
Evelyn Cormican, of Blueprint Coaching and Training has over 16 years experience in management and training, working with individuals, employees and business owners. She transforms the attitudes and behaviours of clients to help them maximise their potential for success.
Her workshops are designed to ensure that participants will experience immediate and significant improvements. Evelyn believes that training must be entertaining and enjoyable in order to be effective and have long term benefits. The Booking is essential as places are limited, you can book your place by calling Evelyn on 087 6083846 or email [email protected]