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Speaking as a Professional: Enhance Your Therapy or Coaching Practice through Presentations, Workshops, and Seminars

Speaking as a Professional: Enhance Your Therapy or Coaching Practice through Presentations, Workshops, and Seminars

Dan Grandstaff

ISBN: 978-0-393-70433-4

320 pages

Select type: Hardcover

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Want to supplement your income by getting paid to teach seminars? Ever wonder how the people teaching workshops get invited to do so? Interested in knowing how public presentations might attract more clients to your practice and enhance your professional reputation? Here therapist and business coach Dan Grandstaff presents practical advice about how to enliven and expand your coaching or therapy practice through public speaking. Whether you want to speak at conferences, lead classes, run workshops, do corporate training, or offer informational talks to organizations, Speaking as a Professional offers information and advice about all aspects of planning, preparing, and giving presentations as a therapist or coach: * Where to find groups that use speakers * How to decide what to talk about * How to present yourself as an expert * How to make a presentation interesting and easy to follow * How to manage your anxiety and stage fright * How to increase future referrals and speaking invitations * How to turn workshops and presentations into an income source. Grandstaff provides an array of worksheets and exercises to lead the reader through the step-by-step process of presentation and workshop creation, from initial idea to the polished presentation, including how to follow-up afterward. You will better understand what can you contribute as a speaker, what audiences will be interested in hearing about what you have to say, and how to go about putting together a small but effective repertoire of talks that will maximize your opportunities as a speaker while not burdening you with excessive amounts of work. Speaking as a Professional is a source of both guidance and encouragement to therapists and coaches at every level of experience in public speaking. Beginning speakers will learn how to get started and how to become more confident speakers. Experienced speakers will discover how to make the most of their speaking engagements and to become sought-after presenters. You will find this to be an indispensable toolkit and guide to expanding your practice.