It’s been an interesting time to start something new. During the pandemic, many of us have felt pressure to “use the time” to develop a new skill when what we really want to do is is get through the day.
Others of us have discovered a new reservoir of energy and curiosity, and have wanted to dive into new stuff. To state the obvious, both ways of coping with this strange time (and any other time!) are good ones, and I hope that, whatever has felt right and healthy for you in the past fifteen months, you’ve been able to do that.
One new thing we started doing at Ignite CSP is the Public Speaking Catalyst. This is tailored public speaking coaching, led in a small cohort. For years, we have coached people in small groups, believing that each person can learn from watching the others as well as from the coaching that is specifically for them. They support each other, and through the Catalyst process they gain strategies and vocabulary for helping people they lead or mentor to strengthen their presentation skills.
A few quotes from clients who participated in the January Catalyst:
“Who I am is at the heart of my speaking: this program refined access to my voice and my stories with confidence.”
“Neela showed great flexibility in adjusting content to our group needs, including providing prerecording on presenting online so as to maximize our time presenting and feedback for one another.”
“I feel that I have real progress during the course of the five weeks. The course did a nice job of allowing me to put these ideas into practice — both through shooting videos as homework and during real time in class.”
The “Neela” referred to in the quote above is Neela Munoz, an Ignite CSP senior coach. She will be leading the next cohort of the Catalyst as well, which launches on June 14. Here’s Neela to tell you about it herself:
If you’d like to participate in this session of the Catalyst, please register today! We are closing enrollment on June 11. You can learn more and sign up at this link: https://www.ignitecsp.com/how-we-do-it/online-coaching/public-speaking-catalyst-sales-page/