Lynda Spillane creates world-class speakers of the highest level of competence.
Sounds simple? It’s not.
It’s not a natural place for a person to be – alone in front of a crowd. The crowd could be 10 people or 1 million people – either example or all numbers in between send most of us into a sweating state of nerves.
Many companies offer training in public speaking. Most offer a prescription. A list of things to do to ‘cope’ with a situation you’d really rather not be in. This approach won’t turn you into a great speaker. It will turn you into a functional speaker. This list of things doesn’t work if your goal is to be great.
It’s like anything.
You can’t become a great cyclist by pretending to be one – you need to learn the proper techniques and practice with a great coach to become a great cyclist. Over time, you work on the techniques and you become better and better. Being a great cyclist becomes part of who you are.
Similarly, simply applying gimmicks whilst remaining horribly uncomfortable in front of an audience won’t help you ‘become’ a great speaker.
Lynda Spillane uses methods proven over a period of 35 years in the classroom, with consulting clients, and by writing speeches for some of the world’s most influential people. These methods enable you to become a great speaker—not through gimmicks or checklists of superficial tasks to perform during your speech—but rather, by seizing control of all aspects of the performance until it is so deeply ingrained in you that it becomes part of who you are.
As control over the public speaking situation increases, nerves and anxiety decrease and eventually disappear altogether. Our clients are transformed from people who dread the speaking event to people who look forward to the speaking event as an opportunity to showcase the performer that has developed within. They simply cannot wait to get in front of the audience.
For all, personal confidence soars. Many describe the experience as, “the single most empowering thing I’ve done in my career”.
A gimmick-trained speaker:
- Never feels comfortable
- Is always nervous
- Is often perceived to be acting
- Is perceived as tense
- Is often described as ‘corny’
- Cannot adjust the performance to cater to different audiences
- Often memorizes the entire performance, increasing pressure on the speaker, decreasing flexibility, and introducing greater risk of error.
A Lynda Spillane trained speaker:
- Is perceived as an excellent, genuine speaker
- Loses the nerves and anxiety completely
- Looks forward to being in front of the audience
- Learns countless techniques that enable success with any audience
- Feels in control of the situation
- Can adjust easily to challenges
- Can move an audience emotionally if the situation requires it
- Achieves the goals of the performance
- Is perceived as confident and competent by all audiences
Lynda Spillane provides consulting and speechwriting services to top-level public figures and corporate leaders that will enable them to realize these characteristics. Lynda Spillane holds workshops and training seminars for public organizations as well as to companies looking to build the strongest team of communicators.