When you sign up for training from a public speaking coach you would expect tips and guidelines on how to be a great speaker. You would expect to be told what to do and how to be in order to deliver presentations “correctly”. The Internet is filled with the usual public speaking tips coaches teach.
Go ahead and Google it. The right postures, the gestures, and the structures all there on the wonderful world wide web.
It is like putting people into a factory line, putting a new coat of shiny ‘speaker qualities’ on them and expecting them to be successful confident speaker robots. No doubt the training does improve some people out there but we feel in most cases, it is mostly just a facade. Of course you still need the basic rules but too much instructions and guidelines just stress individuals out. It dulls their personalities which is what we think the main ingredient of a good speaker is.
Eloquence Academy includes tips and skills training as a foundation but after showing students the basics, we focus on them exploring their personality and individual talents to add more favour to their communication styles in everyday interactions. We encourage our students every step of the way in fun drama role-plays and game activities, all with the aim to develop their self-confidence first.