Performing in Business Program
- How to present before an audience with the confidence of an actor.
- How to stand and use your hands when making a presentation.
- How to control your voice quality and tone to generate interest.
- How to use body language and facial expressions to get ideas across.
According to a human resource survey reported in 2005, approximately 15% of employed persons are highly apprehensive about communicating orally in organizational settings. Practically everyone – about 85% of the population, in fact – experiences “stage fright” when they give a speech, and 5% have an excessive and debilitating fear of speaking in public. This fear can have an adverse affect on careers moving forward.
Shakespeare wrote, “All the world’s a stage. And all the men and women merely players,” but if we’re not pretty good players, then we may face missed business opportunities, lost clients, being passed over for promotions and either can cost us tens, even hundreds of thousands of dollars over a career. Many people in business have found help from acting professionals who teach transferring performance skills to the business arena.