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Houston, TX 77082
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Public Speaking Workshops

Summary of Workshops:
Transform Stage Fright into Authentic Presence
Leadership Presence & Persuasion
Transformational Speaking Workshop: Speak from Your Soul

Transform Stage Fright into Authentic Presence

Do you freeze up, tense up when you speak?
Is fear of speaking holding you back?
Do you want to develop public speaking courage?

This workshop will change your life!  Sandra Zimmer guides you through her revolutionary Zimmer Method for transforming fear of public speaking and stage fright tension into a natural presence, so you improve public speaking significantly. It is different from traditional public speaking courses. Instead of forcing mechanical speaking techniques on you, Sandra Zimmer helps you release the tensions, anxities and physical sensations that distract you from sharing your ideas, talents and expertise.  The result is that you feel comfort to be yourself and confidence to share your ideas freely in front of a group.

 Through a series of step-by-step exercises, you gain the following results from this 2-Saturday workshop experience:

  • Release the tension of being the center of attention
  • Be comfortable in your skin in front of others
  • Develop public speaking courage
  • Develop a palpable sense of presence
  • Create a genuine connection with listeners & audiences
  • Think on your feet in front of others
  • Practice sharing your ideas, talents or expertise in a compelling & engaging manner

Who is this workshop for?

  • Professionals who need to speak but can't
  • Leaders who want to be more compelling & engaging
  • Salespersons who need to be more persuasive
  • Performers who want to shine
  • Anyone who has a passionate message to share
  • Anyone seeking to enhance good communication skills

For dates and time please see Schedule of Classes.

Dates and registration Information.

More about Sandra Zimmer

For more about the Zimmer Method for transforming stage fright.

Read comments from past participants.

Leadership Presence & Persuasion

A Workshop for Executives, Leaders and Emerging Leaders with Sandra Zimmer

Business is moving from a practice and posture of management through hierarchical power to a process of leadership through persuasion. The role of leadership is to have ideas, to persuade others to your ideas and to inspire others to give their best.

The Leadership Presence & Persuasion Program addresses how you actually develop the presence of a leader. This workshop also teaches how to deliver a message persuasively that engages and compels attention through speaking with emotional authenticity. When your presence is authentic and honors everyone in the group, others will follow with trust and loyalty. They feel confidence and permission to assert their ideas, insights and expertise.

Sandra Zimmer guides you through a hands-on experiential program to connect you with your natural leadership presence and ability to speak persuasively from your heart. This program combines proven exercises and techniques from public speaking, storytelling, psychology of persuasion, theatre skills and awareness of performance energy states so you experience a new level of leadership presence.

You Will Learn To:

  • Exhibit a strong, capable, professional presence in front of others
  • Develop comfort in your skin in front of others
  • Be present in the moment and think on your feet
  • Make genuine connection with listeners so they feel included as you speak
  • Understand 9 kinds of verbal content that add up to a persuasive message
  • Practice crafting and delivering a persuasive message

RESULTS of This Experience:

  • Increase your power to inspire and motivate others to give their best
  • Make your vision felt by others
  • Become accessible to employees, clients and media
  • Gain admiration of others
  • Elevate your leadership image and impact on the world

Thursday, 6 - 9 PM
Friday, 9 AM - 5 PM
Fee: $845
Registration limited to 6 leaders
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Learning to be present for my staff, peers and superiors has made just a difference!

Pat K, Senior Manager, SYSCO

Thank you for an outstanding management retreat for United Environmental Services. UES has a ten year tradition of holding annual management retreats and has invested in many forms of leadership and motivational facilitators. Your Presentation, Persuasion & Leadership Presence was one of the most powerful retreats we have experienced.

Lisa Gary, Vice-President, UES

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Transformational Speaking Workshop: Speak from Your Soul
Weekend Workshop

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Do you have something to say to the world?

Do you feel called to speak?

Do you have the passion but struggle with the delivery?

This workshop will help you become an instrument of change!! It will unleash your passion and unlock the flow of words that your soul is longing to express.

Transformational Speaking is a workshop for anyone who feels compelled to share a spiritual message, speak for a cause, motivate people to action or inspire others to be all they can be.

In this weekend workshop, Sandra Zimmer, author of It's Your Time to Shine, will guide you step-by-step to become the passionate messenger you want to be.

You will learn to:

  • Clarify your message
  • Tell the story of your message
  • Free your passion for your message
  • Allow your words and ideas to flow
  • Gain confidence to take your message to the world
  • Practice delivering your message so that it comes from your heart
  • Release fear and anxiety about speaking to groups

This workshop will help you believe in yourself and give you the skills to go for your dream of making a difference. Register Now for Transformational Speaking: Speak from Your Soul.

Watch a Video of Sandra Zimmer and her client Theresa Buede talking about the Transformational Speaking Workshop.

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Houston TX 77082

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Toasmaster event video still with Bryce Adams
Video - Sandra Zimmer guides a volunteer speaker, Bryce Adams, to Transform Stage Fright Tension & Nerves Live

Doc Ken telling a story in Telling Stories; Sharing Wisdom class.
Doc Ken telling a story in Telling Stories; Sharing Wisdom class.

Sandra and Telling Stories participants applaud a story.
Sandra and Telling Stories participants applaud a story.

“I had to speak in front of about 30 people that were very high ranking in my company and I was applauded. I went around the room prior to speaking and shook hands with each person which helped me to connect with each one of them. That helped me out greatly in my speaking. I feel so wonderful about the experience now and feel like I can move on to do more things. Thanks!!! ”

-- Joan Smith, CPA Shell Oil Company

Tiffani takes her class on a journey.
Tiffani takes her class on a journey.

Speaking group is captivated by a classmate.
Speaking group is captivated by a classmate.

“Sandra, please accept my joy and excitement “the day after“ your weekend Turning stage fright into Dynamic Presence workshop. It was everything I was looking for and more. You have found a way to make it possible for me to find and be with the power that I have. Part way through the workshop I began to feel a presence or strength in my upper abdomen that is still with me. It's solid like a rod or column of a building that supports me, but also has a pure energy quality to it. This presence will be a constant reminder that I can and do connect with others in powerful ways.”

-- B G, Safety & Environmental Specialist

Attorney Michael inspires his classmates.
Attorney Michael inspires his classmates.