Find out the #1 thing in the way of growing your business using public speaking

Did you know that public speaking is the best way to
get known as a leader in your industry?

Have you been wanting to do public speaking, but feel stuck?

Or are you simply avoiding what you know you must do
to grow your business?

Have you gone through other public speaking programs,
trainings or coaches and still aren’t where you want to be?

S.P.E.A.K.

Your Way to the Bank

What you say and how you say it impacts your bottom line

S

SPEAK

Share your knowledge and expertise publicly. It positions you as an authority in your field. Talk about what you love to share with others or what you always find yourself saying to others. People want to hear what you have to say.

P

PRESENT

Say what you have to say purposefully and make your point. Speak clearly with focus and structure, so people can easily follow along. Be present with your audience and they will be present with you.

E

EDUCATE

Have your audience learn something useful, new or valuable. Say it clearly in layman’s terms that they can easily understand. Avoid jargon and industry words or acronyms unless you are speaking to an audience of colleagues on the same level.

A

ACTION

Leave your audience motivated, inspired and ready to take action. People don’t want more things to figure out how to do later. Give them clear instructions on what to do and when to do it that leads to a sense of accomplishment.

K

KEEP IT SIMPLE

A confused mind stops listening, stops caring and doesn’t buy. Be sure what you are saying gets to the point simply and succinctly so your audience will feel engaged and inspired to do business with you.

GET SEEN, HEARD and KNOWN

Public Speaking and Networking Training for Women Entrepreneurs

Speak confidently one-to-one (a.k.a. networking), one-to-a-small-group or one-to-many.

Red Stiletto – Get to the point! helps women entrepreneurs get the empowerment and tools they need to take their public speaking to a whole new level, increasing the exposure of their business to be recognized as an expert in their field. 

Glossophobia is the technical term for fear of public speaking. 

The fear of public speaking is the number one phobia in the country — greater even than the fear of death. The comedian, Jerry Seinfeld famously quipped “if you go to a funeral, you’re better off in the casket than doing the eulogy”.

Can someone who is barely able to utter two sentences together in public lead an independence movement? The answer is yes, and the case in point is Mahatma Gandhi. He recalled “my vision became blurred and I trembled, though the speech hardly covered a sheet of foolscap”.

Superinvestor billionaire, Warren Buffet, says public speaking skills hikes your value by 50%. He admits he was initially terrified at the prospect. 

An unpublished letter from 1860 reveals that the precise moment Abraham Lincoln was being vaulted from a local politician to a national figure, panic started to get the best of him. He said he was nervous and unfit to fulfill an engagement he had already made in Connecticut and he declined an invitation to speak in New Jersey shortly afterward, making an excuse about a sickness in his family.

You are in good company if you are nervous, and clearly public speaking can be learned!

All this goes to show you are in good company and that clearly fear of public speaking can be learned. Stage fright can beset even the best of public speakers. The experiences of Ghandi, Buffet and Lincoln can teach us to:

  1. Don’t avoid your fears, face them head on.
  2. Speak positively about yourself and your abilities.
  3. Choose a topic that excites your passion greater than your fear of speaking.
  4. Focus on delivering a concise but potent message.
  5. Forget about your own success or failure and keep your eye on what’s important: the people.

What Donna's Clients Are Saying

Donna Riccardo and I first met while participating in a personal growth and development company. I was training to speak in front of groups of people. One of my trainers was Donna.

Donna and I have been colleagues and friends ever since. During our professional relationship I have hired Donna to be my business coach, teach me marketing skills, and public speaking skills. Since utilizing Donna's unique skill set I have gone from talking about a future business for 3 years to actually exploring my road blocks, clearing them out and having my business a reality in less than a year!

I have confidence in my business, but more importantly in myself, which was lacking before. Donna has empowered me to talk about my business in a clear and concise manner. Donna has also shown me tricks in how to listen to others so that their concerns are dealt with and that my clients experience success immediately as well.

The last half of 2019 had some personal life moments happening and I have had to put my business on hold so I can deal with these issues. Donna is still there for me and investing her time in me every step of the way regardless of my circumstances.

With Donna you will obtain the following by listening to and implementing Donna's strategies which includes the following:

  • Discovering what is between you and what you say you want
  • Having confidence in who you are and have that show in your speaking
  • How to effectively market yourself and your business
  • How to relax, be the expert, and have fun while making some money.
  • Chris Stanley, CEO & Founder, Life Beyond Reasons