when speaking up in meetings
and holding presentations.
Sara wants to be more confident about giving presentations
and speaking up in meetings. She is actually not a shy
person when she is around people she knows, but as soon as
all eyes are on her – she freezes up and doesn't know how
to deal with her nerves.
She has been spotted as a talent in her company, but in
order to move forward in her career, she fears that her
inability to present herself and her content reflects
badly on being taken seriously as a manager.
Here are a few examples of what we worked on in our
- her general beliefs about speaking up
- her confidence when speaking in front of people in
more senior positions
- worst case / best case scenarios
- how she could shift her focus from her nervousness
to the content of her speech and use that energy in
order to be more engaging
- her confidence in her capabilities and knowledge
- her body language and structure of her
After our coaching process Sara felt more confident about
her capabilities as a manager. She felt that through
staying focused during her presentations, her message was
not only more clear in her head, it was also easier for
her audience to understand. This way she could convince
her audience of her knowledge which helped her to be taken
seriously in her position.