Although I had some experience in public speaking, I had never had any professional training for it and therefore wanted to become more skilled and confident.
At that stage, any public speaking for me was a truly nerve-wracking experience, even if I appeared confident, I certainly never felt it.
Through Powertalk I felt supported, encouraged, and safe to explore my capabilities in public speaking. This non-threatening and caring environment helped me work through all aspects of the speaking programme, taking on a variety of speaking and leadership roles. Some 2 + years later I am now giving a wide range of public speeches, even some for more than 100 people. Rather than feeling anxious, I embrace each public speaking opportunity as my confidence and skill grows. Without the support and training that I have had through Powertalk I simply would not be putting myself out there.