Why did you start speaker training?
I was always sure that I wanted to do public speaking. But I realised that there is a difference between being an amateur and a professional. I joined Speaker Express to bridge that gap, learn more about the world of speaking and how to get onto stages.
Where were you then in terms of your business and speaking?
In terms of my business I was very much a fledging one. In fact I think, I probably started my company after joining Speaker Express due to an influx of confidence! In terms of speaking I was really unsure of how to move forward. I didn’t have a clear message, I wasn’t sure how to tie speaking in to my business. Clearly, I was a mess!
Where are you now?
In terms of my business I am happy to say that I am doing so well now, and most of my clients come to me through speaking! I am actually shocked at how far I’ve come. I am proud of the work I do, and I owe that to Speaker Express, even though Annik insists it’s my own determination. When I startd the speaker training I was worried that I would be asked to change, become somebody that I wasn’t. But I am so happy that that wasn’t true and I really found my true authentic style. In fact, I was encouraged to be real in my speaking. Which I strongly believe is what helps me connect to audiences so strongly.
What is the most important thing you have learnt on your journey?
It is very difficult for me to pinpoint only one thing! Of course there are the technical elements of speaking which I have picked up. However, while I always knew that speaking from the stage was a powerful way of connecting I never realised the extent to which it was, until I started getting onto stages. It has become my favourite and main source to sign new clients. Also that there is no ‘right’ way of speaking. The best way is unique to each one of us. Speaking is about being the best version of yourself.
She is passionate about this subject because she is a transitioner herself! Reshma knows the misery of being in a job which you hate, but also the joy that comes from doing work you love. It took her 13 years, and getting to the verge of a nervous breakdown before she left. Her own experience with how difficult and lonely the career transition was, prompted her to focus on helping people through their journey. In addition to working with clients one to one, She also gives many talks on this subject, and has been invited as a guest to podcasts as well as to contribute to online articles the most recent one being Insight (a subsidiary of the Financial Times).
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We are looking forward working with you or meeting you at one of our events.
To your speaking, Elliot & Annik x