How to Have a Vibrant Presence When You Speak

This interview is taken from Karen Catlin’s and my latest book: Present! A Techie’s Guide to Public Speaking.

When it comes to speaking up or speaking in public, I’ve heard from people around the world that they are worried. They’re worried about how they sound. They’re worried about how they look. They’re worried about what the audience will think, and how they will react.

It’s natural to be nervous, but worrying while speaking doesn’t help.

It hinders us from being present.

And being present is one of THE key ingredients to being a vibrant speaker.

While we may think that being present is limited to those who are charismatic and social butterflies, that’s actually not true.

I recently sat down to interview with Elissa Weinzimmer, who is a voice and movement coach.

Elissa believes everyone is capable of having a vibrant presence, even those who are introverted or shy. She helps public speakers become more attune to the energy in their bodies, so they can open up pathways for confident and easy communication that previously seemed impossible.

In this interview you’ll learn:

  • Why you don’t need to be a social butterfly to have a vibrant presence
  • Techniques to feel more confident even when you’re nervous and feel shaky!

Listen to the audio interview here.


If you liked this post, check out my latest book: Present! A Techie’s Guide To Public Speaking. This book is filled with techniques on how to present better, engage audiences, and gain confidence.

Get a sample chapter right now here!