The Umms & Errs (And other words we never scripted for that killer talk). Getting your message across effectively can often be a struggle if you find fear and anxiety get in the way of stepping up to speak. 

With so many online and virtual opportunities for people to speak and share their knowledge, it is crucial we show up in our best light, make every word count and be even more engaging by eliminating those annoying and distracting umms and errs.

Getting your message across effectively can often be a struggle if you find fear and anxiety get in the way of stepping up to speak.  It can result in you filling all the gaps in your talk with an um or an err, leaving no space for you to have your desired impact. Umming and erring can convey a lack of confidence (the opposite of the effect you want to have) and lead members of your audience to maybe lose interest and believe you have done little preparation. (When you have probably given blood sweat and tears to his talk). The best speakers know how to pause and let their talk breathe, the result is impact and being perceived as the expert in the room.

In this talk hear from Aly Harrold, an award-winning speaker and Professional Speaking Coach who was awarded Business Woman Of The Year 2018 (under 5 years) and the Womans Champion Award 2020 from the Kent Women In Business Awards. She has coached several TEDx Speakers and currently runs workshops, programmes and on-line courses for speakers in the South East & London. www.alyharrold.co.uk

Aly will help you to understand:

  • How to make your nerves are working positively for you.
  • How to eliminate the ‘umms and errs’ and allow powerful effective pauses that allow your talk to breathe and your audience to really take in the information you share.
  • How to improve volume and clarity when you speak.
  • How ensure your words land and take effect, getting the results you desire from standing up to deliver a brilliant talk.

During each event we will present our regular FSB local update, ensuring you get the most from your membership, followed by our brief presentation, and then a chance to freely network with other business owners online and via the chat room. 

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This event is free to attend.

FSB are working tirelessly to offer support to our members during these very difficult times. Directing our members to FSB support services such as insurance, business continuity, legal helpline and FSB care and addressing your concerns with government. We also have a dedicated support hub which gives specific guidance for small businesses on the Coronavirus. https://www.fsb.org.uk/campaign/covid19.html

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