Speak up and stand out. Three experts weigh in on how to find (and use) your voice.
Public speaking have your nerves running high? You know, the feeling when you get called on during a meeting to give input. Or when you have to introduce yourself during a networking event. Or even worse, when you have to stand up in front of a group of people and present. That sweaty palm, what am I going to say feeling? Well, no need to let nerves get the best of you. In fact, you can actually channel that energy into a positive public or virtual speaking experience. That's right: POSITIVE.
Even if you're not looking to be the highest rated TED Talk presenter in the history of TED Talks, it's still important to find your voice and be confident in what you have to say. The speaking game also changes as you engage virtually via video. Our resident experts will share their real-life experiences in finding their own voice and tips for successful ways to be confident in the way you present yourself.
- Let's break the ice with: Have you had an embarrassing speaking moment this year?
- Finding your voice and strong communication skills are really important in every aspect of your life. On the business front, what's your approach during meetings to speak up/use your voice? Have you found yourself sitting there questioning your question/comment and not saying anything, to just leave and think about what you wish you would have said? How do you coach members of your teams to use their voices?
- Virtual presents a whole new level of dynamics. Are you more/less/same nervous presenting during live events and webinars via Zoom/Teams/etc.? What do you do differently to prepare for virtual presentations?
- What is your top best practice for virtual engagements (meetings, presentations, etc.)?
- How did you find your voice? Did you have professional training, and if so, any authors, podcasts or videos you recommend? Any rules of thumb you tried to follow, or goals you gave yourself?
Back by popular demand, this dynamic session will be moderated by Leslie Vickrey, CEO and Founder of ClearEdge Marketing and Co-Founder of ARA (attract, retain and advance women in tech) with guests Christine Stone, Global Head of PMO, Groupon, and Michael Weiss, Vice President Creative360, Consulting Division of Creative Circle.