Tuesday 16, February 2016

Dubai – MENA Herald: It is essential for business leaders to become effective public speakers in order to present to their board and employees, as well as externally to the press, customers and shareholders. But mastering the art of public speaking is a learning process, involving practice and guidance. No one is a born orator.

The ideal case in point is Steve Jobs, Apple founder and CEO. Jobs was a talented public speaker, enthralling audiences with his seemingly effortless delivery. He commanded the stage both in person and on camera. However, in a television interview in the early days of his career, Jobs revealed that he was so nervous about being on camera that it was actually making him feel nauseous, saying “I’m going to be sick… No, seriously”. His anxiety was by no means unusual: the fear of public speaking is incredibly common, affecting a reported 74 percent of adults. And overcoming it often requires the guidance of a skilled professional.

Jeremy Nicholas is one such professional. He has hosted an award-winning breakfast show on BBC radio, served as a TV sports presenter and news reporter, and hosted business events for clients like IBM, Carling, Ericsson, EA Sports, Bobby Moore Fund and Samsung. He is also a skilled stadium announcer and lent his voice to the wildly popular FIFA 15 videogame, which has sold over 11 million copies.

Naseba professional training, in partnership with Trestle Consultancy, has announced the launch of a new 3-day ‘Public speaking and presentation’ training course led by Nicholas, taking place March 15th to 17th 2016 in Dubai. The course is designed for executive and non-executive leaders from all sectors.

As Nicholas himself points out on his website, Barack Obama was still a senator when he first heard Jeremy speak in 2005, and now he is the President of the United States. While Naseba can neither confirm nor deny that Nicholas was essential in getting Obama elected, there is ample reason to believe that he will do great things for attendees of the ‘Public speaking and presentation’ training course.

The course will cover topics such as ‘How to cope with nerves and use them to enhance your presentations’, ‘Structure your talk for maximum impact’, and ‘How to attract good publicity for your business’. On the last day of the course, participants will have the opportunity to practice what they have learned through video presentations, and receive constructive feedback from the trainer.

“Jeremy Nicholas delivered an excellent training and shared valuable insights and methods based on his own experience. The delivery was terrific and the training was loads of fun.” says Manager MEA, IBM