Public Speaking

 

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.

 

At about the age of 45, I began to experience severe pain in both of my knees. I was told I had damaged the cartilage, initially caused by the use of a kicking strap on a sailing dinghy, and made worse by many years of beagling, and to stop beagling or risk ending up in a wheelchair. A few years later a friend suggested the Alexander Technique. At first I was very sceptical, but had also reached the stage where I was ready to try virtually any means to solve the problem. A few weeks after my first lesson, I had gone out beagling, but only walking.

Chris Walsh

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