It takes moxy—spirit, courage, and skill—to communicate with presence.
Public-speaking and presentation skills require committed practice and objective training. Whether speaking to potential clients, pitching a new idea to a manager, or delivering a keynote presentation in a grand auditorium, you must have presence in order to establish a connection and influence your listeners. Your passion, curiosity, humor, vulnerability, vitality, power and authenticity are essential to establishing credibility and trust. The Moxy Lab can help you achieve that.
Natural presence can be learned and developed with proper training.
Many people think charisma and presence are innate abilities. Either you’re a public-speaking natural or not. But we disagree. Through practice and training, you can express your message naturally and in your own style, while captivating your audience every time.
Let’s Talk About Fear
Perhaps you’re a rare unicorn who loves to speak in front of thousands of people. But for most people, the biggest obstacle to presence and authenticity is fear. The fear of public speaking is almost universal and ranks up there with the fear of death, suffocation, and spiders. It manifests as a nervous stomach, trembling hands, a racing heart, blank mind, or sweaty palms. We try to mask the fear by controlling our voice and body, but find ourselves sounding and moving like robots.
The bad news is that there’s no getting rid of fear. But the good news is that you can learn public-speaking tools to navigate through your fear. With practice, public speaking can be like surfing, skiing, or riding a rollercoaster, where even the fear/thrill is fun.
An Integrated Approach to Public-Speaking and Presentation Coaching
Effective speeches and presentations are aesthetic and intellectual, right- and left-brain experiences. They’re an amalgamation of research, story-telling, performance, information, and graphic design. The Moxy Lab’s public-speaking coaches have extensive training in performance, education, design, and writing. We can support you in every aspect of your presentation.
Magnetism and presence are all about YOU! It’s clearly communicating your message with a full, expressive voice, confident body language, and in relationship to your audience. The Moxy Lab coaches will bolster you with the skills and support including:
- Voice: utilizing and expressing the range of your voice.
- Speech: speaking with clarity.
- Body language: engaging your physicality to express confidence.
- Connection to audience: managing fear, being authentic and in the moment.
Presence is a superpower. Your genuine passion and personality are essential keys to creating a connection with your audience and inspiring impact.
Your message matters, both its content and structure. No matter how polished you are, an empty, disorganized, or poorly written message will fall flat. Moxy Lab’s coaches are skilled professional writers who can help you identify and shape your message, target your audience, and guide them on an experience. Your well-crafted presentation will:
- Lead your audience from where they are to where you want them to be.
- Make a core point with supporting points, anecdote, and data to make your message memorable.
- Call the audience to action. What do you want them to do? Inspire them to take action.
Whether your intention is to inspire, inform, motivate or educate—clarity is the key!
A picture is worth a thousand words. So are well-designed slides and excellent handouts. We can teach you to:
- Use the syntax of color, shape, and composition more effectively.
- When to use a slide, a handout, or nothing at all.
- Employ fundamental design principles to support your message with maximum impact.
Too often, however, design is an afterthought, a firing squad of bullet points, spinning animations, or pretty pictures, or long paragraphs lull the audience into a stupor. As trained creative directors and designers, Moxy Lab’s coaches understand the language of image.
Effective use of media can augment your message, clarify complex ideas, simplify data, and create emotional impact for a more powerful presentation.