Case Study

Conquering Fear of Public Speaking

Conquering The Fear Of Public Speaking

Challenge

The president of a powerful nonprofit had a terrible fear of public speaking. As president, she would need to host the organization’s upcoming gala fundraiser.

Solution

GPC helped draft a message to her target audience, coached her in presentation skills, rehearsed her finalized script until she felt confident that the words were truly her own and she exuded confidence.

Result

Her message was so personal, persuasive and charming that the organization’s goal—building a new museum in New York City to house its unparalleled collection of Spanish Art—is solidly on its way. She said, “I hear the comments that people make [about the success of her part in the gala] and a part of me still thinks they are talking about someone else.   At the same time, I can honestly say that I was not nervous and felt very calm and confident about it all; and that is to YOUR credit.”

What Our Clients Say

Our students are not always aware of how they present themselves, nor do they always understand how to avoid generating a negative impression, or how to create a positive one. Your presentation, videotaping the students in subsequent visits and discussing the results of their “interviews“ provided our students with real tools to help them proceed through an interview with confidence and direction. In short, you showed them how to make the interview serve them, and in doing so, you performed a tremendous service. The college application process has become so increasingly competitive that any edge can increase a student’s odds of acceptance to the schools of their choice. You gave our students more than an edge — you have them a skill that will serve them far beyond college. For this, we are all tremendously grateful.