Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Speech Coach for Professionals: Overcoming Speaking Fears and Hesitancies

Speech Coach for Professionals:  Overcoming Speaking Fears and Hesitancies

Most if not all of us are concerned about the way we speak.  However there are many today who have speaking fears and hestancies that prevent them from moving forward with their dreams and desires that include relationships, business and family interactions.  

Overcoming Speaking Fears and Hesitancies
You Can Overcome
Speaking Fears and hesitancies
Overcoming speaking fears and hesitancies is a major relief for many persons and business people.  Speaking in front of others whether just a few, or a large audience is a skill that is a prerequisite for many business and professionals today.

There are literally thousands of people all around the globe who would like to overcome speaking fears and hesitancies.  They are limited in what they can achieve due to the desire to avoid speaking with and in from of others.

Attached below is a link which includes a gentleman I met a year ago.  In this video a year has gone by, and here is a short interview of what he is like now.  

Encouraging and taking an interest in his success helped him overcome speaking hesitancies and fears.  Taking a sincere interest and challenging him to do what he feared helped him overcome speaking fears and hesitancies.  Other strategies are available to help overcome speaking fears and hesitancies.  

 Now he is contantly overcoming speaking fears and hesitancies every time he chooses to make videos and speak in from of professional groups, Chamber of Commerce functions, and various civic and fraternal organizations.  
Contact us today for more information about speech coaching for overcoming speaking fears and hesitancies.  Mark is a speech langauge pathologist who has been practicing for over 40 years helping business people and others speak with clarity.

Speech Coach Preventing Misunderstandings

Speech Coach Preventing Misunderstandings
It's easy to misunderstand the
communication of others

Preventing Misunderstandings with Friends, Family, and at the Workplace

One of the most important skills we can learn, especially when entering the job market are ways to prevent misunderstandings.
As a speech coach I am frequently asked to advise people on how to prevent misunderstanding at the workplace.

It is So Easy to be Misunderstood

It's easy to misinterpret the communication that others may be sending to us.  And especially today when our society includes so many cultures.  Each culture has a way of communicating and those who are different can very easily misinterpret a message.

But that's not the point.  Even those within our own culture may send a text, an e mail, phone call or face to face, and if we are not careful, we may formulate a conclusion before getting all the information or the intention of the speaker.

Preventing Misunderstandings

Has anyone ever conveyed a message to you, and you immediately became disturbed by it, or thought the other person crazy or bizarre?  It happens every day since we need to remember that the way we interpret a message is based on our past experiences, and not necessarily what is being communicated.  It is very easy to jump to conclusions.

To Truly Understand One Another

Whenever we are in a communication situation where we may form an immediate conclusion, whether negative or positive, it would be wise to remember to ASK QUESTIONS for clarification.

The only way to truly understand a message is to confirm it.  Questions such as:

1.  Would you specifically tell me what you mean by that?

2.  Would you be more specific about what you just said?

3,  Are you saying that you _________________________?

Ask Questions to Prevent Misunderstandings

Since most of us are opinionated, and may formulate conclusions before we obtain enough facts, we must question the other communication partner to assure we have understood them correctly.  In that way we can prevent misunderstandings and strengthen relatonships.

Moshe Mark Ittleman is a speech language pathologist who has helped people with speaking difficulties for over 40 years.  He also provides group seminars in communication strengthening and works with professional and aspiring speakers who wish to present with impact.

You may contact us for more information or to schedule a get acquainted phone call.