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How to Present Your Thoughts Smoothly, Clearly & Powerfully

How You Can Feel Calmer, Be Confident and Speak Smoothly, Especially Under Pressure
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Platform: Udemy
Video: 4h 11m
Language: English
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Do you sometimes struggle to share your thoughts and ideas smoothly and clearly in professional or social situations? Do you feel like your career or social life has been limited because you hold back even when you have something brilliant to say?  
If so, then take a deep breath and release it.  You’re about to learn a systematic approach to retraining yourself to feel calmer, be more confident and speak smoother.  You’ll feel free to say what you want when you want in a way that people will want to listen to you.  
My name is Michael Williams and for the past several years I’ve been working with professionals like you helping them literally transform the way they communicate.  We’re not just talking about tips and tricks here.  We’re talking about people who have struggled with: 
•low speaking confidence•fast, choppy speech•stuttering or stammeringFor more than 25 years I stuttered, well into my adulthood.  So I know what it’s like to feel trapped inside your own head, not being able to say what you want when you want.  I know how it feels to feel limited and hold back especially when you have a great idea or valuable input. 
I designed this course to help you change your pattern of speaking and thinking so that you can: 
•feel calmer•be confident •speak smootherAs a full-time Speech and Presentation Coach, I’ve worked with hundreds of clients one-on-one from around the world, many of whom are multilingual.  And, I’ve been able to help them take their speech, career, and personal lives to the next level with much of the information I’m going to share in this course.  
In this course you will learn: 
•Two of the most powerful skills required for smooth and engaging speech, and how to execute them. •Two techniques you can use immediately to articulate your words and thoughts with complete clarity.•5 Steps to retrain your brain to say what you want when you want the way you want.•What to focus on while you’re speaking so that you don’t lose your train of thought, freeze up or otherwise embarrass yourself.This course is for you if you. . .
•Have a strong and immediate need to improve your communication skills•Are willing to put in the time and effort to change your speaking and mindset•Want people to listen when you speak and take you seriouslyWHAT RESULTS CAN YOU EXPECT FROM THIS COURSE? 
If you consistently practice the skills taught in this course, you can expect. . .
•To feel much calmer and relaxed in high-pressure speaking situations, giving you an edge over those who crack under pressure. •To perform well even when you’re nervous or anxious, projecting much sought after leadership qualities.•To speak with absolute authority, projecting confidence to your audience. WHAT MAKES THIS COURSE SPECIAL?

The content in this course is based not only on personal experience, but also on Neuroscience, Habit Formation, and Observational Learning.  More importantly, the skills you will learn have been tested by professionals like yourself, so they actually work in real-life situations, like the ones you face from day-to-day.  

Here’s an extensive comment from someone taking my Pro90d Self-Study: 
“Hello, Sir. As I continue to work through this, I am experiencing more and more successes and expecting more of them. I never take huge steps. I take small steps every day but do maintain consistency, which I think is the top key to success. Two days back, I was supposed to read a passage aloud in front of some of my colleagues, which I hated before. But I continued to tell myself consistently ” I love reading aloud and I am an absolute genius at it.” 
Not only that, I used all the appropriate techniques and strategies e.g extending some words and blending them and I maintained a smooth and relaxed rhythm. And I pulled up a picture of Sir Michael and supposed that he was reading, so I also modeled him. 75% of that reading went relaxed and smooth, which was much better than my past experiences of reading aloud. 
Moreover, I am also constantly improving upon my conversations, and the past week I had many successes on the phone and even on face to face conversations. I am really very happy. Thank you, Sir Michael.”

You will learn

✓ Feel calmer and more relaxed under pressure
✓ Perform well while under pressure
✓ Speak smoothly
✓ Present ideas and thoughts more clearly and succinctly
✓ Capture and hold the attention of those listening


• You should be able to understand spoken and written English in professional environments

This course is for

• Professionals who want to take their oral communication skills to the next level so that they can foster confidence authority and impact.
Speech Coach for Professionals Who Stutter
Michael is the founder of The Start Speaking Training Center, LLC, author of “Don’t Try to Stop Stuttering, REPLACE It!” and creator of The Pro90d Speech System. He is the author of several courses on Udemy and has over 100 videos on YouTube. Michael was a professor of Student Success at a local community college where he began teaching on campus and later switched to online to give him more flexibility.
One of the careers that has served him well was being a Relationship Coach which he did for more than five years. Being married for over 24 years to the same woman both helped him do this job well and gave him an opportunity to enhance his own relationship.
Currently, Michael has devoted himself to two endeavors. One of them is helping people who stutter, stammer, have fear of public speaking or otherwise want to improve their communication (speaking) skills speak more smoothly, fluently and confidently. The other is helping people like himself who are called to teach reach their audiences as effectively and efficiently as humanly possible.
In 2012 Michael was contacted by a wealthy Indian doctor who hired him, and flew him to India to coach his son who was also a doctor (Update: Michael has completed his second paid trip to India in November 2013 where he spent almost (4) weeks doing life and speech coaching). This doctor found Michael on YouTube. THIS event was a turning point for him because it clearly demonstrated the power of clarity, purpose, passion, dedication and video. He had been working with people who stutter for over three years and wondered if he could ever really do this full time. This experience answered his question and totally transformed his life, business and subsequently the lives of all of those whom he has coached since.
More about the Michael the Speech Coach…
For more than 20 years Michael struggled with stuttering, sometimes severe, and other times mild. He always had this awareness of stuttering which in many ways controlled his life and limited him. There were times when he would stutter so severely, he would bite his tongue trying to get a word out. In school, he wouldn’t volunteer to do certain things because it required him to read aloud or speak in public. Even when he knew an answer, he would not raise his hand because he wasn’t sure he could get the words out. Although, he didn’t completely let this hold him back, it did limit him greatly.
Sometime in his mid twenties, he figured out that stuttering speech was not just physical, but was also psychological. He realized that stuttering was as much a way of thinking as it was a way of speaking. Therefore, if he could change his thinking and create a new way of speaking, he could start speaking well.
THIS was the turning point for him. Once he believed this, it gave him hope, courage and the perseverance he would need to stick in there with this process of changing his subconscious over the next several years or so. He also discovered that it would be better to focus on learning to speak well, by modeling great speakers, than to focus on trying to stop stuttering. He didn’t know it at the time, but this would be a great breakthrough.
Michael focuses not on treating stuttering, but teaching and coaching people to speak more smoothly, fluently and confidently. He has studied, taught and used accelerated learning strategies, and student success strategies. He has worked in ministry, and as a Relationship Coach, so he knows the importance of having excellent communication skills. Michael has taught live and online. He’s done live T.V. interviews, been on radio and even cable television. He has taught classes in English and Spanish. Although he hasn’t worked with Spanish intensively in a while, he understands the challenges of learning new patterns of speech, and more importantly, how to overcome those challenges.
Platform: Udemy
Video: 4h 11m
Language: English
Next start: On Demand

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