Self-Expression Center
11221 Richmond Ave
Suite C-104
Houston, TX 77082
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Group Speaking Training to Improve Public Speaking & Presentation Skills – Course

Do you freeze up, tense up when you speak?
Can you share your ideas & expertise easily?
Could speaking freely transform your life?

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We can guide you through a nurturing process to build good communication skills where you discover your natural abilities to speak, present and participate in groups.

Our presentation skill and public speaking classes and programs that we call "Speaking from the Heart" offer a step-by-step approach to develop a style of speaking that is based on being who you are. We don't just provide a public speaking tip. Our approach to speaking in public is different from traditional approaches. Rather than focusing on mechanical skills, we free you up to be natural and genuine in front of others.

In a supportive environment, we guide you to relax and open up to public speaking from your best and most brilliant self. Your thoughts and words will flow freely and you will speak from passion. Most participants tell us that this is just what they needed to develop their confidence and build better communication skills. Our programs include:

Summary of Speaking from the Heart courses:

The courses are best taken in the order presented here, but you may also select the courses that suit your situation and level of speaking ability.

Level 1
Transform Stage Fright into Authentic Presence
6-Week Course

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This course guides you through the revolutionary Zimmer Method for transforming stage fright tension into a natural presence and develop public speaking courage . Learn to be at ease in front of groups for public speaking, presentation, acting and singing. This six-week public speaking program develops a foundation of comfort, confidence and personal presence and frees you to speak, act or sing with passion.

In this program you learn how to:

  • Release the tension of being the center of attention
  • Be comfortable in your skin in front of others
  • Develop a natural sense of presence
  • Compel and hold the attention of others
  • Create a genuine connection with listeners and audiences
  • Prepare to think on your feet in front of others

Level 2
Think on your Feet: Telling Stories & Sharing Wisdom
6-Week Course

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This course teaches you to develop the art of public speaking by creating short compelling talks that you think out on your feet. It makes learning to think on your feet easy.

In this program you learn how to:

  • Find your own personal and professional stories
  • Use your stories to make presentations more personal, engaging and persuasive
  • Free your body to express fully
  • Organize thoughts and material quickly for instant talks
  • Let your thoughts, feelings and insights flow

Group Speaking Fast-Track Program

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This course guides you through the revolutionary Zimmer Method to develop an authentic style for public speaking and presentations. This eight-week fast-track group speaking program combines the exercises and skills from Level 1 and Level 2. You will develop a foundation of comfort, confidence and personal presence, so you feel free to speak from your heart. By the end of this course you will know how to create compelling talks that you think on your feet.

In this program you learn how to:

  • Release the tension of being the center of attention
  • Be comfortable in your skin in front of others
  • Develop an authentic leadership presence
  • Create genuine connection with listeners and audiences
  • Tell your stories to make talks more personal, engaging and persuasive
  • Organize thoughts and material quickly for instant talks
  • Let your thoughts, feelings and insights flow

This fast-track program is limited to 8 participants to allow more focus on each person.


Transform Stage Fright into Authentic Presence
Weekend Workshop

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This weekend workshop combines exercises from the entire Speaking from the Heart series. It leads you through the revolutionary Zimmer Method for transforming stage fright tension and speech anxiety into a natural presence so you develop public speaking courage.

Sandra Zimmer creates a respectful, safe space that gives you permission to experience the tension of stage fright and release it in front of a supportive group. In a step-by-step process, you are guided to integrate your stage fright tension into your public speaking performance rather than letting it shut you down. As the blocked energy of stage fright is free to flow through your body, your tension turns into passion that energizes your talk or performance.

In this program you learn how to:

  • Transform stage fright tension and speech anxiety into relaxed presence
  • Let go of self-judgment and perfection
  • Become present to the moment in front of others
  • Create chemistry and connection with your audience
  • Experience that you can present and perform with passion
  • Share your ideas, insights and expertise freely

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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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.