- What is speech coaching
- How can it help you?
First of all you may be wondering what is “speech coaching” and if you need it. You may think that you have all the skills you need to be successful in an interview. As much as I hope for your sake that you are right, you may find room for improvement. However, if you are curious about what these areas of improvement could be, I would love for you to continue. The term “speech coaching” is a little broad and can be a bit confusing. Let me see if I can clear up what you would benefit from purchasing our course or a coaching session.
Did you know?
- It takes 17 seconds to make a first impression
- It takes 27 interactions to overcome that first impression if it is bad
Most people don’t realize two facts. Importantly, one fact is that first impressions are made in 17 seconds and it takes 27 interactions to overcome a bad first impression. Can you remember a person who made a bad first impression in your life? They probably left a bad taste in your mouth and it was hard to think of them differently than that first way. You can find out more about this in the video, How to Make a Great First Impression. Also important, is the second fact, that about 93% of communication is nonverbal or body language. This makes up a great deal of our first impression.
Since people running for office are judged, you see them make a lot of conscious choices as far as body language. They want to present as honest, likable and open people, whether they are or not. This is achieved by open body language. Our family watches the television show Modern Family. One of the episodes of that sitcom shows precisely what I am referring to. Claire is running for office and her family critiques her before she debates her opponent. A lot of the changes they suggest she make are differences in body language. She is coached to not point, not touch her hair, not clinch her fists. In addition to her family’s critiques, she get slammed by her oponant. It ends up a fiasco for her and, of course, that is for comedy. This does not have to be the case for you!
Furthermore, in a speech coaching session, we like to focus on what you do well. Each of us has strengths in life and in communication. We build on those strengths. While building on your strengths, we will eliminate the practices that don’t work for your benefit. Because we have heard that practice makes perfect, we sometimes are hard on ourselves. We don’t really have perfect speech but we can effectively communicate what we desire. In an interview situation , a speech coach can help in practicing how to prepare for the interview, how to use body language for your advantage and create the impression of confidence and success. Let us help you have success.
Finally, we have three free videos from Ace Your Interview that we would like to send you, directly to your email. Let’s start today.
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