Public speaking for public companies
You are the Chairman, a board member, or senior executive of a public company – but one thing you dislike most is public speaking.
Yet you have no choice but to step out in front of the cameras and microphones, or on stage.
There are investment conferences and investor roadshows, earnings calls with analysts, and Annual and Extraordinary General Meetings.
That's on top of presentations in the ordinary course of business, such as product launches, town hall meetings and client briefings. Possibly even media interviews.
So, how can you overcome any fear of public speaking and have productive stakeholder meetings, while enhancing your reputation?
Most common public speaking barriers
Even the most senior business leaders have concerns about public speaking. We solve the following problems:
Dislike making small talk with new shareholders
Dislike being eyed critically by audience members
Meetings aren't productive
Not sufficiently prepared
Be quicker to react with the right words
As a result of this coaching program, you will get comfortable:
Hosting earnings calls, even if you dislike cameras
Engaging shareholders, even if you dislike networking
Facing difficult questions from institutional investors, even if you don't feel prepared or able to think quick on your feet
Being your authentic self, even if you don't feel able to rise to the occasion
Overcoming imposter syndrome
Applications of public speaking
As Chairman, CXO or board member you are confronted with many public speaking engagements
Annual sales kickoff/channel partner events
Institutional investor roadshows
Town Hall meetings
Retail investor seminars
We help you fix presentation weaknesses and play to your strengths in 3-6 structured coaching sessions of 1-2 hours to suit your schedule (including weeknights and weekends).
What to expect
We create the space for you to:
Build on - The aim is not to take you out of your comfort zone but for you to stay true to the person you already are
Build out - You learn and practise proven, contemporary public speaking skills which suit your personality
Build up - You gain confidence because public speaking is now part of your comfort zone
Start to enjoy shareholder meetings
Let us know the specific requirements of your Senior Leadership Team (SLT) or Board of Directors - or choose from our proven curricula
Your SLT or Board Member takes the CliftonStrengths® assessment and submits the report to us
We curate the program to suit the communications aspects your SLT or Board Member wishes to focus on