Over the past year, I have been finalizing something behind the scenes that is going to disrupt the world of public speaking. Those close to me will have heard bits and pieces about this new work, but this is the first time that I am announcing it openly. I have spent the past 10 years building what I will reveal here. It has been a labor of love, tireless experimentation and a journey that has brought both the agony of failure and the ecstasy of success. It is my life’s work and the legacy that I will leave behind.
The spark for this work is based on the premise that the current paradigm for public speaking is outdated and ineffective. We are stuck in a model of speaking that deactivates, instead of activates. That is a monologue, instead of a dialogue and that is about the speaker, not about the audience.
This broken model of speaking is particularly pronounced at the level of leaders and change-makers, whose speaking, by its very nature should activate, be a dialogue and involve the audience. All too often these leaders “speak in grey” instead of speaking in color; “move in staccato” instead of moving in flow and embody tense disconnection instead of relaxed authenticity.
We are living in a time of great change and the right time is now to disrupt the status quo of outdated public speaking and usher in a new way to communicate and reach the hearts and minds of our audiences. I am beyond thrilled to introduce you to – leadership speaking – where leaders connect with their audiences and thereby help to make the world a better place, one speech at a time.
Welcome to The Leadership Speaking School.
Dr. Laura Penn