Public Speaking Monkeys are the negative, internal voices that put doubts in our mind about our presenting abilities (“You don’t know what you’re talking about” … “You’re going bright red” …“Your voice sounds squeaky” – those sorts of things). By taming them, you will overcome your fears, gain confidence, and become a calm speaker who actually enjoys public speaking.
It’s for professional people who would like to be a confident and engaging speaker. Whether public speaking scares you beyond belief, or simply makes you feel uncomfortable, you probably have some monkeys – most of us do.
The book takes you through my multi-award-winning approach in ten chapters. It’s not a standard self-help book, in that it is part practical workbook with exercises designed to help you overcome your fear. In other words, it’s for people who are ready to take action! I also share practical tips and techniques for mastering the art of public speaking, covering things like body language and how to prepare, practise and structure your talk.
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Dee’s presentation skills course was excellently received by the team. Every person who attended said they saw a huge difference in themselves and each other from the start of day 1 to the end of day 2. Dee’s 4MAT structure has also been hugely beneficial and is being used across the team, resulting in more concise presentations. Would highly recommend.
Category & Shopper Marketing Controller
Before I worked with Simply Amazing Training, even the thought of presenting made me suffer from panic attacks and made me feel physically unwell. During the mindset mentoring session we uncovered the “monkeys” as Dee calls them, that were causing the issues and I learnt how to turn them into more positive thoughts instead. In another session, I learnt the tricks on the structure and preparing a presentation which gave me lots of practice which was just as well because only a few weeks later I presented at an all company conference … I felt so much better about it than I ever have before – my monkeys were under control.
Credit Controller – Global Manufacturing Company
I must say that making that first contact was a big step for me and I am extremely pleased with the outcome. The course is very well structured and the techniques learnt invaluable in addressing public speaking fears. We developed a good 1:1 relationship quickly. I no longer shy away from opportunities to run meetings and present updates, in fact, I have since done several types of presentations with great success. I have made a big step forward and I feel so much happier and better within myself. I am about to change role and it was my increased confidence gained from this course that gave me the impetus to seek out a different opportunity.
Director – UK Consumer and Corporate bank
I decided I wanted to do motivational speaking, [The course] taught me how to structure a talk, what was my ethos, what I believed in, what were my core priorities in a talk … the things I needed to change I’ve changed … I’m happy with my talk. I thought it was full of energy, the reaction from the crowd was good [and I included] some of the key points suggested to help me so I’ve got no complaints. My confidence in how to structure a talk, how to be a speaker has grown and that’s just been working one to one.
Click here to see a short clip showing Michael Duberry motivational speaking and talking about his mentoring experience.
Michael Duberry – Ex-Professional FootballerNow Motivational Speaker and coach
After the Pro training, I felt very much happier, more confident and enthusiastic about my presentations. I know how to prepare and structure presentations. I know I can present well because I know how to adapt my message to what the audience wants. I now use less unnecessary hand gestures [and when I do use my hands it is for more meaningful gestures]. I am speaking more slowly and pausing more regularly [hence] less stuttering. I really liked the immediate feedback correcting me instantly.
Richard Lee – Entrepreneur, Reporter at Sky and Performance Coach
The mindset course on ‘monkey taming’ is brilliant. For the first time, I was able to dedicate time to thinking about the things that were holding me back. The techniques and style make the ‘monkey taming’ process simple and effective, and allowed me to change my mindset.
In the Pro session, we worked on a presentation that I was to deliver at a big industry event – understanding how to get the key messages out, connect with the audience better and ultimately feel more at home ‘on stage’. I was extremely happy with my delivery and received some excellent feedback from the delegates at the conference.
Most presentation courses you come away thinking “that was great” and then forget it all… this one changes you, for the better, forever.
Head of Category – FMCG
10/10 Better presentations! After seeing Dee speak at our annual conference I decided to sign up to her public speaking coaching lessons. I was not as confident as I’d liked to have been about preparing and delivering presentations. We tamed my ‘public speaking monkeys’ (as Dee calls them) and learnt advanced skills. Her unique approach really worked. I now feel much more confident, prepared and deliver clearer presentations. Highly recommended!
Operations Director – UK Serviced Offices Group
I took these programmes shortly before speaking at our annual conference and I had never spoken in public before. During the trainings, I learnt posture, better storytelling and how to speak with more pauses and less “ums”. We learnt how to present without even using PowerPoint and to easily remember what to say. Following the courses, I feel so much more prepared and clear and a lot less nervous. The conference talk went really well and everyone praised me on how well I’d done – I remembered everything I wanted to say without any slides at all.
Customer Services Manager – Global Manufacturing Company