Love Presenting Research Reveals Presentation Fear Stops Executives Moving Ahead

January 29, 2013

Liverpool, United Kingdom (24 January 2013) – Fear of giving presentations is still a major cause of career stress, according to a recent survey from Love Presenting, a UK provider of presentation skills training courses.

A registration poll of more than 100 business executives revealed that nerves or lack of confidence is still the biggest issue for those who avoid having to give presentations and will go to great lengths to avoid having to present.

Caroline Hopkins, a leading presentations coach at Love Presenting, said: “Presenting well has been described as a ‘killer skill’ and an “unfair advantage” in business by McKinsey’s—the management consulting firm—and it’s easy to see why.  People who present well, pitch well, sell themselves, their message, their service to their customers are not just surviving in today’s competitive markets, they are thriving.

“Fear is still a big issue, closely followed by time to prepare.  People are busy. They need to learn to present more confidently without it taking up time.  That is why we are noticing more and more people are opting for our online programmes as they allow people to learn skills quickly, without taking time out of the office.

“The best antidote to nerves is feeling prepared and having good content to present.  With some basic technique, you start to build your confidence by having a go, starting in situations that are fairly comfortable to hone your skills and building up to more important business situations.”

Love Presenting has launched a ‘presentation mastery’ online programme that gives executives the skills to present with confidence in just a few hours of online study, supported by email coaching if they want to focus on any areas of presenting in more depth.

“People can download the sessions and have a presentation ready in a few hours, just by following the tutorials and using the templates to create their presentation.”

For more information about the programme, visit the Love Presenting website, here. Alternatively, you can call them on 0151 327 3845 or email caroline@lovepresenting.com.

About Love Presenting

Love Presenting is a North West-based company providing presentation and public speaking training courses. Courses are available one-to-one as well as online. The company was set up and is run by Caroline Hopkins, a former public relations agency head who decided to leave PR and focus on helping executives with their presentations.  Today, she helps professionals from many sectors with their presenting, including doctors, accountants, lawyers, marketing specialists, and more.

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