Posted on Mar 11, 2019

Susan Swan James

FAQ ~Frequently Asked Question #1:
How did you become so passionate about helping business owners develop their presence and confidence in speaking?

I know, first-hand, the PAIN and FEAR involved with speaking publicly. I may be comfortable now, but there was a time, that I could not do it well.

The first time I went on camera, on live tv, in front of 10,000 people, I had no training. The camera went on, and I simply stared back at it, like a deer caught in the headlights.

I sat for what felt like an eternity, gaping like a fish, but I was incapable of saying anything. My guest, who I was supposed to interview, began the interview for me! Now, I laugh at this, but at the time, I was terrified.

About the same time, I was in a position where I needed to speak publicly, at municipal events, and although I was an excellent writer, I was not yet able to do a good job while speaking publicly.

I enrolled in an effective speaking competition, and continued to speak on live tv and over time, I improved greatly.

Specific techniques, breathing, posture, image, knowing how to vary your delivery for camera, stage and in person can really help build confidence and completely change how your audience responds to you and to the message you are trying to convey.

If you would like to discuss how to make your presence more powerful/ increase your impact, email me to apply for a complimentary strategy call at You will walk away with your next best move.
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