Clarity. Confidence. Charisma.
PEOPLE WHO WANT TO CHANGE THE WORLD WOULD HAPPILY LISTEN TO YOU, PAY FOR YOUR SERVICE & PRODUCTS, OR DONATE TO YOUR CAUSE.
Problem is, they can’t hear your message.
Hi. I’m Jo Bellaccomo.
I’ve been helping CxOs, entrepreneurs and professionals like you present your ideas for more than 15 years.
Again and again, I see these struggles…
You know your message is great but you don’t know how to keep your audience engaged.
You’re spending way too much time building your presentation that you can’t rehearse enough (if at all) or feel comfortable with it.
You know you need to address a group, but public speaking makes you anxious..
You share your data and analysis, but your audience wants out of the weeds.
You open strong and cover the salient points, but your decision maker doesn’t sign on at the end.
You deliver well, but you get stuck in the Q&A.
And you might be losing confidence in yourself, your message, or your purpose as time goes by without seeing the results you dreamed of when you first started.
But before you give up (because the LAST thing you want is to feel uncomfortable speaking to people), I’d like you know you may have bought into 2 kinds of lies.
I did, too, in my early years as a professional who had never been taught to speak. And those lies are at the root of your struggles.
LIES OTHERS TELL YOU
“To get good at public speaking, you need to get out there and just do it. Practice makes perfect.”
“To get over your nervousness, pretend your audience is in their underwear.” OR “scan the room above their heads so you don’t have to look at anyone.” OR “just make believe no one is watching you.”
“To get people to listen to you, you have to be funny.”
“To be credible, you need to show all your analysis.”
LIES YOU TELL YOURSELF (when those strategies don’t seem to work)
“I need to memorize more.”
“I can’t be good at this because I’m an introvert.”
“I’m just not natural and I never will be.”
(what I’m telling you)
Even if you have never presented your idea in front of a group before (or you have, and it didn’t go over great), there are easy tools and tactics you can use to make you appear and feel comfortable and confident.
You can be an introvert – and authentic and true to yourself – and connect meaningfully to your team, your stakeholders, and your prospects.
Even if you’ve never been comfortable with face-to-face meetings, especially when you have a tough message, just setting up the conversation right can bring you a successful outcome.
Channeling your anxiety or nervousness into passion and conviction – and getting the resources or buy-in that you need.
Putting your ideas together super quick and having the time to rehearse it so the content is on point – and then getting the yes.
Pitching your idea, launching a new product and introducing it to an audience, or simply using your voice when you’ve earned your seat at the table – and feeling truly connected to your audience, that you care more about them understanding and being moved by your message than you care about how you come across.
And have any and all of those succeed far beyond what’s previously been possible for you.
This is what communication skills can do for you. And it’s not just about your ideas and business.
Because, as your relationships grow and you see the difference you’re making, you’re having more fun. You’re living closer to your dreams. And you’re able to focus your energy on getting things done.
Whatever it is you’ve been building at work and in your life, communication is in everything you do. How you show up. How you live your passion. What you deliver. The way to get what you want is by moving your message.
And I’m thrilled to help you do exactly that.