Is Public Speaking Training a Waste of Time and Money?

Is Public Speaking Training a Waste of Time and Money?

That’s the message of a Forbes article that a friend of mine shared a with me recently. While the message is hard-hitting, it provoked thoughts that I’ve been contemplating for a long time. As a professional speaker, and having trained and coached senior executives and professionals down the chain in public speaking for the past 8 years. I’ll like to offer my personal take on this, and offer five points to take note of.

This Often Misused and Overused Storytelling Tactic May Just Kill Your Credibility!

This Often Misused and Overused Storytelling Tactic May Just Kill Your Credibility!

Two weeks ago, I was conducting a small group communication skills coaching for a Venture Capital Firm. I was sharing about the power of storytelling to inspire, when the director, who’s been seated quietly with his arms folded spoke up.

"I've heard this done by so many speakers and trainers, the Zero to Hero, the Rags to Riches story. It's cliché and not relevant to business."