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FOUR Reasons to Hire a Public Speaking / Presentation Coach and. . .

Updated: Jan 14


Four Reasons that Coach is a Great Investment!

Athletes have coaches. Actors have directors. Business people have mentors. Bottom line: no matter what skill you want to improve, you can get it to a higher level quicker by hiring a professional coach. This definitely applies to improving your public speaking and presentation skills.

The greatest investment you can ever make is in yourself.

My mantra is: Speaking Opportunities are Business, Career, and Leadership Opportunities!” The research shows people who take and make those “Speaking Opportunities,” grow their businesses, advance their Careers, and increase their Leadership Opportunities.

The Return on the Investment of hiring a coach can be Phenomenal!

Hiring a professional presentation coach can help in many ways. Here are some:

  1. The Content of your presentations.

  2. They can help:

  3. Develop great content that includes important points that support your premise, and work with you on stories that reinforce those points.

  4. Create a presentation that follows a specific structure that ensures your audience GETS IT!

  5. Edit your content. Editing your own work is akin to a doctor operating on himself – dangerous!

  6. Advise on visuals, sound effects, and other presentation enhancements. Everyone has blind spots even if we’re watching ourselves in a mirror or viewing a video of our presentation.

  7. The Delivery of your presentations.

  8. Delivery trumps Content.We’re all too close to ourselves. Your coach will see what you don’t see, good things and those needing improvement.

  9. The Fear of Public Speaking.

  10. Many have this fear, and it affects the delivery of their presentations.

  11. A coach will show you many proven ways to lessen that anxiety. You don’t want to lose it completely. That nervous energy should be channeled into your presentation. Ever sit through a presentation not delivered with energy? B-o-r-i-n-g!

  12. Continual reinforcement.

  13. Improving oneself is a process, not an event.

  14. After football coaching, the quarterback doesn’t work out once.

  15. After a voice coach gives advice to a singer, they don’t rehearse one time.

  16. Having a presentation coach who will continually help you improve is invaluable.

  17. Malcolm Gladwell, in his book, “Outliers: The Story of Success,” said,“Practice isn’t the thing you do once you’re good. It’s the thing you do that makes you good.”

  18. The ‘Practicing’ he speaks of goes hand-in-glove with continued good, professional coaching.

Hiring a great professional presentation coach is a solid investment because:

  1. They can greatly cut your learning curve.

  2. You can get better by attending classes, watching videos, and reading books. However, a coach, especially one who also speaks, is invaluable!

  3. They have “been there and done that.”

  4. They’ve made many mistakes and can dramatically lessen ones you might make.

  5. You have their undivided attention, and are not one of many in a classroom, auditorium, or on a webinar.

  6. The feedback and advice from them is specifically for you at each coaching session, and not a “one size fits all,” piece of advice.

  7. They’ll “tell it like it is.”

  8. Your coach has no agenda. You are paying them to be honest and they will be; in their praise and critique.

  9. Friends and family may not be the best at this, especially if it’s not their area of expertise.

  10. They will hold you accountable and use a structure to get your presentation skills to where you want them to be.

  11. The coach can be a sounding board for new ideas for topics and delivery. The whole is greater than the sum of its’ parts when it comes to working on these components of a talk.

  12. “Let’s talk through this,” is a phrase used often in coaching.

  13. Once they’ve gained your confidence, you can talk to them in confidence. This is important.

  14. I’ve had many clients tell me about their fears of facing an audience they’ve told no one else. I’ve also had ideas thrown at me they thought others would find nonsensical and could be ridiculed for even suggesting.

  15. One quality of a good coach has they will listen and ask questions so you hear yourself.

Find yourself a great, experienced, presentation coach and I absolutely Guarantee your next presentation will be – NO SWEAT!


Pausing is a key component of presenting.

About the AuthorFred E. Miller is a speaker, an international coach, and the author of the books,“NO SWEAT Public Speaking!” and“NO SWEAT Elevator Speech!”

Businesses, Individuals, and Organizations hire him because they want to improve their Networking, Public Speaking, andPresentation Skills.

They do this because they know:"Speaking Opportunities are Business, Career, and Leadership Opportunities."

They also know:We perceive really great speakers to be Experts. We like to work with Experts.

He shows them how to: Develop, Practice, and Deliver Fantastic Presentations! with – NO SWEAT!


  1. Keynote Speaker

  2. Workshop Facilitator

  3. Breakout Sessions

  4. Personal and Group Public Speaking and Presentation Coaching

  1. Lessening The Fear of Public Speaking with – NO SWEAT!

  2. Crafting Your Elevator Speech, Floor by Floor with – NO SWEAT!

  3. Speaking Opportunities are Business, Career, and Leadership Opportunities.

  4. We are All Self-Employed!

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