Let Ruth Bring Her Expertise To Your Next Event!
Ruth Sherman is an entertaining professional speaker and top expert on public speaking, presentation skills, interpersonal communication, influence and persuasion. She has a warm, breezy, infectious style born of her many years of training as an actress and singer. Ruth’s goal is to motivate audiences to try new ways of thinking about communicating and to move them toward growth and change. (View Ruth’s Speaker Video.)
“Ruth Sherman’s ‘Platform Confidence’ was a great program! And it was fun! (I never thought public speaking could be fun.) I think everyone learned a lot, not only about presenting but also about themselves. I certainly did. It was one of the most useful presentations I’ve ever attended. As a result, I have invited Ruth to present again at our next Annual Conference.”
Lorna Bolduc, Executive Director, Connecticut Society of Association Executives
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Communicating and Influencing
Presentation and Public Speaking
Communicating and Influencing
Get Them to See It Your Way, Right Away: How to Persuade Anyone of Anything!
All successful people excel at selling one thing – themselves! Based on her best-selling book of the same title (McGraw-Hill), top consultant Ruth Sherman delivers a dynamic and information-packed presentation that will provide tried and true methods for becoming a successful marketer of self and ideas.
Listen as Ruth debunks the 3 myths of persuasive communication and systematically pinpoints the 7 critical influencing skills that anyone can attain so they can get the results they want in any setting. Filled with humor, stories from the front and her trademark compassion and empathy, Get Them to See It Your Way, Right Away is guaranteed to delight and inform audiences of any size.
Why Do I Want a Grandé, When a Medium Is The Same Thing? (Persuasive Language)
With the unrelenting, competitive pressure businesses are under these days, breaking through the clutter is Job One. As the great marketers know, one of the best ways to do that is to use language that is aspirational and helps people make the essential emotional connection with you, your product or service.
Ruth will engage the audience with a dynamic and interactive presentation focusing on the steps to take to frame your messages so they go directly to the hearts and minds of your target market. Whether pitching new clients and customers or retaining existing ones, the words you use are key and at the top of the food chain when it comes to influencing and persuading. From first contact to close, Ruth will show the audience how to grab stakeholders’ attention, keep them engaged, and make them eager to give you their business.
Sing Your Praises: Getting Clear On Who You Are, What You’ve Done and What You Want (for Women)
The most successful women excel at selling one thing – themselves! This dynamic and information packed presentation will set forth tried and true methods for getting noticed and getting heard in today’s frenetic – and ultracompetitive – business environment. Whether trying to get the attention of coworkers, peers or clients, every woman can learn to successfully promote herself and her ideas and avoid the pitfalls that either undermine her ability to be taken seriously and seen as players, or identify them as too hard-charging and aggressive.
Ruth Sherman will pinpoint the behaviors and beliefs that prevent women from getting the recognition they deserve. She’ll persuade audiences that it’s not bragging if you’ve done it.
Pitching to Win: Tell The Story That Makes The Difference
Storytelling is an art that businesses cannot do without. Good stories transform otherwise dry material, engage and influence people on an emotional level, and lead them to decisions. For most of us, however, finding and developing stories with impact is elusive. But they’re there – they just need to be uncovered.
Ruth will take audiences through a simple process that helps them capture existing stories and develop them into vehicles for passion and persuasion. Whether pitching new business, retaining existing business, marketing by speaking and presenting or helping clients to uncover hidden needs, stories can make all the difference.
Anyone can increase their personal impact through stories. Let us show how to keep clients and other stakeholders engaged in the process and ignite their imaginations.
Presentation Skills and Public Speaking
Platform Confidence: It’s How You Say What You Say
Professionals the world over recognize the spoken word as an essential component of their responsibilities. Skilled presenters have the ability to inspire, motivate and persuade others and advance business and personal interests. Excellence as a speaker is synonymous with success. Yet so few people do it well.
In this lively and memorable presentation, well-known public speaking consultant Ruth Sherman will show your group exactly what it takes to command and hold the attention of an audience even when the information contained in the presentation seems humdrum or uninspiring. Now more than ever, business people have a responsibility to develop their oral communication technique so they may successfully integrate the “what” with the “how” into a cohesive, seemingly effortless performance.
Your Million Dollar Voice! Why The Voice You Were Born With, Isn’t The Voice You’re Stuck With
These days, it’s not enough to get out there and speak to promote yourself, your products or your services. Everyone seems to be doing that. So how to differentiate yourself? Learn techniques that will produce a melodious, expressive speaking voice. By improving pitch, tone, volume, diction, rate and pace, the very things that give our words meaning and function, we can learn to hold listeners in our thrall, even at a whisper.
With group and individual exercises and activities, participants will learn to relax their vocal tract, vary their expression, increase resonance, project vocal power and energy, crisp up their diction and breathe properly to pull it all together.
We’ll make funny faces and some funny sounds, too. We’ll stretch and breathe deeply. We’ll even sing! When participants emerge from this presentation, they’ll be warmed up and ready to try out their new voices on the unsuspecting. These techniques will help attendees use the immense – and typically untapped – power of the speaking voice , a voice that captures people’s attention, that moves and soothes, excites and energizes, inspires and motivates.
Influencing and Persuading In Challenging Times: It’s The Little Things
We’re in the midst of the greatest recession of our lifetime. Jobs, promotions, raises, and bonuses are scarce. Yet some people are still being rewarded. Why? Ruth Sherman thinks she knows their secrets. During her many years of plying her trade helping others become expert communicators, she has found it’s the little things that make a BIG difference, things so basic and familiar, they have all but disappeared from our daily discourse.
This because technology, for all its benefits, has caused us to become rusty at interpersonal communication, the uniquely human-to-human skills that no amount of email, text or IMing can replace.
Time for a refresher!
The fact is that we need both the technology and the personal touch if we want to be successful. With her trademark empathy and humor, Ruth will engage and entertain audiences as she demonstrates that, like always, it’s that the little things count.
Pennsylvania Avenue To Wall Street (or Main Street): The Best Communicator Wins!
Ever wonder how some politicians win, especially at the presidential level? Is charisma really as mysterious as people think? Do business leaders need similar qualities to stand out from the pack?
This special presentation focuses on the skills necessary to win at the highest levels. An expert in political communication, Ruth Sherman will use national political campaigns* as examples of what to do and what to avoid. She will share the secrets of successful candidates and show you how you can succeed using the very same skills and techniques.
Audiences will learn that charisma is not inborn, but learned and that anyone can obtain the skills necessary to build the personal appeal necessary to successfully pitch their business or ideas. It’s not about being perfect, just better than the competition.
*Video footage will be shown.