Throughout my career public speaking has been a task that has loomed over me like a dark cloud, often causing me physical distress. I have always watched politicians, reporters, and others speak and have envied the way they are so natural in their communication. It is a skill I have always wanted to improve upon both to enhance my career but mainly to eliminate this unnecessary source of anxiety and distress.
I was recently asked to give a talk at my former graduate schools yearly career day. I agreed immediately, of course, and was so honored that I would be considered for this role. Shortly after I began to panic. After weeks of sleepless nights I decided that instead of doing what I always do and worrying about it until it is over, I would take this opportunity to seek out a public speaking coach.
I was introduced to Andre Carter on a Thumbtack request I sent out. I had a very short timeline and was afraid it would limit my chances of hiring anyone. I was also unsure about how a Skype based coaching would work. These concerns were all quickly alleviated. Andre responded to my request within 24 hours and gave me an overview of his services. He first wanted to talk to me on the phone, assess my goals, and give me a detailed training plan and quote. He even gave me a few tips on our first call.
After my initial conversation with Andre I was calmer than I had been in months. I trusted him completely to take me a level where I was confident about this speech. I immediately accepted his proposal and we got right to business. After our initial session I volunteered to practice in front of my family. I dont who was more surprised! After just that first lesson I experienced something I have never felt before, actual excitement about giving a speech!
Having just completed our third and final session, I am intentionally writing this review two days before my actual speech. I am so confident in what Andre has taught me that I dont even need to wait to see how it goes, I know I am going to blow everyone away.
To say that I highly recommend Andre Carter for his speaker coaching skills does not even do him justice. If you have ever even considered improving your communications skills, hiring Andre is the best investment you could ever make towards your future.
Thank you, Andre! I look forward to working with you again!