Love to Talk, Hate to Speak? How to Gain Confidence in Front of Any Audience

September 21, 2016
7:30 AM - 9:30 AM

Event Details

Barbara Rocha
Barbara Rocha and Associates

Speaking is the most effective, inexpensive, easy way to market your business. So, if you’re passing up opportunities to speak because you’re not comfortable, or because you don’t think you do it well, you’re shutting off possible business.

This presentation shows you logical ways to make your best self be the one you use in front of any audience. You will find out how to be the same person in front of an audience that you are one-on-one by applying some logical principles. When you’re good in any situation, you’re unconsciously applying principles that are allowing you to be good-- applying those same principles to speaking allows you to be good at speaking, too.

So, essentially, you can learn to be a good speaker by changing the way you think about speaking rather than having to become someone else or pretending to be someone else. The secret is in the principles rather than your genes.

Key Takeaways

In This Session You Will Learn How-to:

  • Be comfortable in front of any audience
  • Say what you mean
  • Avoid going blank
  • Stay on track
  • Stop worrying about what your audience is thinking about you

about the speaker


Barbara Rocha, a nationally known speaker, trainer, author and consultant, is Director of Barbara Rocha and Associates, a communications training firm based in Pasadena. For over 35 years she has conducted over 1300 of its training seminars for well over 12,000 business executives. These seminars teach verbal and written communications and are tailored to the specific needs of clients. Other services include keynote speaker, conference session leader, individual coaching and speech preparation for other speakers.

Some of her clients include Arco Pipeline, Century Housing Corporation, Ericsson Turkey, The Federal Reserve Bank, Marie Callender Pies, Southern California Edison, Turkcell, Turner Construction, Verizon, and The Washington Post.

Rocha earned her B.A. from UCLA, taught in public schools, did graduate study at California State University and earned her M.A. in history, writing a thesis analyzing the speaking ability of Winston Churchill. She is the author of Getting Over Yourself: A Guide to Painless Public Speaking and More;  60 Ways to Spark Your Speaking: Just in Time Answers to Frequently Asked Questions; and Love to Talk, Hate to Speak? How to Gain Confidence in Front of Any Audience. In addition, she has been conducting courses for the American Management Association since 1980.



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