I have been taking lessons for a few years now. Right from the first lesson my chronic back pain improved and I was moving more smoothly. After a lesson I always feel lighter, more positive and more confident. The Alexander Technique has helped me to realise that I have a choice about how I use my body. This awareness has spread to other areas of my life and I now feel more in control of myself and my life.
Do you, like many people, find the prospect of speaking in public simply terrifying? If so, you recognise the sweating, shaking and stumbling over your words that go with it.
Learning to control your nerves, voice, breathing and physical bearing is a great asset when giving a presentation or speech. All this is possible by applying the skills of the Alexander Technique which enable you to ‘stay in the moment’. Your thinking will be clearer and you'll enjoy the experience instead of enduring it.
You will learn to:
- make yourself heard without strain
- relate to your audience
- remain relaxed and composed before, during and after your speech
- eliminate twitching or fidgeting
- control any urge to hurry through to the end
- pace your delivery so you are clearly understood
Novice speakers and more seasoned performers all benefit, and many professional speakers like lawyers, preachers and actors learn the Technique to improve every aspect of their delivery.