Do you suffer with public speaking fear?
“Imagine this scenario.
The auditorium is filled with
hundreds of people. The moderator announces your name and
the theme of your presentation. You begin to walk toward the
microphone. Your chest is pounding like a cannon.
It feels like hundreds of eyes are boring holes in the back of your
head. You’re terrified. You grip your notebook. Sweat rolls down
your back. Your throat turns dry. You start to tremble.
The stage is only a few meters away, but it feels like you’re walking
the length of a soccer field. You’re so nervous that you trip over
your own feet. Someone in the audience chuckles. A wave of
embarrassment rushes over your body. This is an awards banquet,
but it feels like a torture chamber. You’d rather have your appendix
removed. Finally, you reach the podium. Your voice cracks and your
Does this sound familiar?
This agonizing account is not fiction. It’s a reality for thousands of
professionals who are regularly called upon to deliver a discourse or
give a PowerPoint presentation. Nervousness is common, and it can
be so severe that some speakers actually faint on stage. Why?
Because, for people around the world, speaking before an audience
is one of life’s most dreaded ordeals.
One opinion survey asked the question: “What do you fear most?”
Number one on the list was “Speaking before a group.” Public
speaking fear outranks the fear of going to the dentist. Is this how you
feel? If so, don’t worry – you do not have to fear speaking before a
group. You can do it! ………
……Giving a presentation is an innate talent that we all
possess. Anyone can hone this ability. It’s like a dull
knife in the kitchen drawer that simply needs to be
taken out and sharpened.”
from the book Be a Dynamic Public Speaker
Get Standing Ovations & Conquer Your Fear of Speaking in Public! by Kemp Carroll
Good presentation skills
are learned, they don’t come with birth. How can they help your TESOL, ESL or TEFL
Well, think about it, if you’re teaching in a classroom you’re engaging in public speech.
Are you already a teacher? Do you want to be a teacher? If so then you want to attract the highest pay possible.
Especially if your goal is to spend your time on more important activities than work!
When applying for a teaching position at a school with your TESOL certificate,
there’ll always be some flexibility in the salary. They will often have a much lower pay rate to offer
the inexperienced or less qualified teacher.
On the other hand having several certificates to produce at the interview will set you apart from other applicants.
If you’re in a situation where the job is basically yours because there are no other applicants,
then you want to be able to negotiate the highest possible rate. Would you agree?
Brushing up on how to improve presentation skills and becoming certified for that is one way to enhance
your credibility, qualifications and give you added esteem in the eyes of the school.
One teacher with a FlashStart TESOL qualification but no uni degree, also had a PSC (Public Speaking Certificate)
and two other relevant certificates. On seeing all these offerings at the interview the head of school
immediately offered the highest pay rate. The one that is offered to the most experienced teachers.
If you’re working overseas, that increase can mean the difference between just getting by and being able to
save a little.
Now you too can be certified for your public speaking ability while learning more about how to improve your
We’re pleased to announce the release of Dynamic Public Speaking For Success – PSC – Public Speaking Certificate.
This is the fast and easy way to get your PSC
How does it work? You download the eBook and read it. Then go through the open book exam. At the end, you can download your PSC certificate. Couldn’t be easier!
We know this will help our TESOL students land the job they want and receive the pay they deserve.
“Now imagine this scenario.
The auditorium is filled with people. The moderator
announces your name. You feel hundreds of eyes staring at
the back of your head. You calmly carry your notebook to the
podium. You pause at the microphone, glance serenely at the sea of
faces and begin to speak. You’re naturally a bit nervous, but you’re
Later, you finish the discourse and step off stage. You feel
victorious. The audience is amazed by your style. They completely
understood your message and have been motivated to action.
Applause rings in your ears. You smile with satisfaction. By applying
techniques described in this text, you have become a true
professional at the speaker’s podium…..
….Two-thirds of public speaking
is not speaking at all –
it is preparing, researching and organising your thoughts, arguments
and reasons.” Kemp Carroll