Course Description

The In-Person Essential Speaking Training Program is a 12-week coaching program with Doreen Downing, Ph.D. 

The program includes 12 in-person office visits with Doreen, the Signature 7-Step Essential Speaking Course, Instructional videos, exercises, assignments, practice, and ongoing email support.

We meet together in my Berkeley or Marin office for 50-minute weekly sessions.

The goal is to build deep self-confidence so that you can speak from the calm, clear, powerful Essence of who you are.

Doreen Downing, Ph.D.

Based on my experience dissolving my own stage fright, my expertise as a psychologist and mindfulness teacher, and my years as Training Director of Speaking Circles® International, I have discovered that being present and connected to your "Essential Self" is the key to relaxed and confident speaking. Now I offer workshops, private sessions, E-Courses, leadership training seminars, and consultations for business groups. My innovative approach is based on connecting to and speaking from your authentic self rather than focusing on performance techniques.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    IN-PERSON ESSENTIAL SPEAKING COACHING - Lesson 1: GETTING STARTED

    • Note from Doreen

    • Getting Started

    • Why Are You Afraid?

    • Today's Tip

    • Tomorrow's Preview

  • 2

    ESSENTIAL SPEAKING INDIVIDUAL IN-PERSON COACHING - Lesson 2: SILENCE

    • Note from Doreen

    • Silence: the 1st Secret to Essential Speaking

    • Can You Be Still While Speaking?

    • Today's Tip

    • Tomorrow's Preview

    • Silence Video

    • Silence Video PDF

    • Fearless Speaking Secret #1: Silence

  • 3

    ESSENTIAL SPEAKING INDIVIDUAL IN-PERSON COACHING - Lesson 3: PRESENCE

    • Note from Doreen

    • Presence: The 2nd Secret to Essential Speaking

    • Can You Be Present While Speaking?

    • Today's Tip

    • Tomorrow's Preview

    • Presence Video

    • Presence Video PDF

    • Fearless Speaking Secret #2: Presence

  • 4

    ESSENTIAL SPEAKING INDIVIDUAL IN-PERSON COACHING - Lesson 4: AVAILABLE EYES

    • Note from Doreen

    • Available Eyes: The 3rd Secret to Essential Speaking

    • Can You Look at Individuals While Speaking?

    • Today's Tip

    • Tomorrow's Preview

    • Available Eyes Video

    • Available Eyes Video PDF

    • Fearless Speaking Secret #3: Available Eyes

  • 5

    ESSENTIAL SPEAKING INDIVIDUAL IN-PERSON COACHING - Lesson 5: LISTENING

    • Note from Doreen

    • Listening: the 4th Secret to Essential Speaking

    • Can You Listen While Speaking?

    • Today's Tips

    • Tomorrow's Preview

    • Listening Video

    • Listening Video PDF

    • Fearless Speaking Secret #4: Listening

  • 6

    ESSENTIAL SPEAKING INDIVIDUAL IN-PERSON COACHING - Lesson 6: POSITIVITY

    • Note from Doreen

    • Positivity: The 5th Secret to Essential Speaking

    • Can You Be Positive While Speaking?

    • Today's Tip

    • Tomorrow's Preview

    • Positivity Video

    • Positivity Video PDF

    • Fearless Speaking Secret #5: Positivity

  • 7

    ESSENTIAL SPEAKING INDIVIDUAL IN-PERSON COACHING - Lesson 7: CONNECTION

    • Note from Doreen

    • Connection: The 6th Secret to Essential Speaking

    • Can You Connect While Speaking?

    • Today's Tip

    • Tomorrow's Preview

    • Connection Video

    • Connection Video PDF

    • Fearless Speaking Secret #6: Connection

  • 8

    ESSENTIAL SPEAKING INDIVIDUAL IN-PERSON COACHING - Lesson 8: BE YOURSELF

    • Note from Doreen

    • Be Yourself: The 7th Secret to Essential Speaking

    • Can You be Yourself While Speaking?

    • Today's Tip

    • Tomorrow's Preview

    • Be Yourself Video

    • Be Yourself Video PDF

    • Fearless Speaking Secret #7: Be Yourself

  • 9

    ESSENTIAL SPEAKING INDIVIDUAL IN-PERSON COACHING - Lesson 9: LIVING AS A FEARLESS SPEAKER

    • Note from Doreen

    • Living as a Fearless Speaker

    • Can You Be a Fearless Speaker?

    • Today's Tip

    • Tomorrow's Preview

  • 10

    ESSENTIAL SPEAKING INDIVIDUAL IN-PERSON COACHING - Lesson 10: WHAT'S NEXT

    • Note from Doreen

    • What's Next for You?

    • Today's Tip

  • 11

    FEARLESS SPEAKING VIDEO SERIES

    • Summary PDF

Reviews

5 star rating

Overcame my obstacles to speaking

Dale Scoggin

During this lesson, I really made progress on overcoming an obstacle from my past that would increase my stress and anxiety about public speaking. I know there are other similar incidents that I will need to tackle, but one of the first steps is B...

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During this lesson, I really made progress on overcoming an obstacle from my past that would increase my stress and anxiety about public speaking. I know there are other similar incidents that I will need to tackle, but one of the first steps is BEING PRESENT in the here and now. Not returning back to that experience every time I have to speak publicly...Or if I do start going there, I now have some tools to redirect my brain to overcome the negative aspects of that incident, and start also looking at the positive aspects of that scenario.

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