Have you been invited to speak and felt panicked about it?
Maybe you're an entrepreneur who wants to grow a community of like-hearted fans (and know that sharing your ideas is the best way to do that), but you get 'butterflies' at the thought stepping out front.
Or perhaps you're a CEO or leader who loves numbers, but hesitates to tell the emotive story that makes those numbers meaningful.
Or maybe you've been feeling the pull to do a TEDx talk - but are just not sure where to start or how to do it in a way that really matters to the audience, and isn't just another forgettable 20-minute talk.
Do you have an idea that you want the world to hear... but can't quite wrap your head around the title of 'speaker'?
You're an unspeaker
Unspeakers are idea-driven leaders and changemakers who buck the typical speaking approach because they want to bring their authentic, connected and courageous voice to the world!
I'm Sally Zimney.
I'm a mom, wife, bubbly water addict, Minnesotan, and professional speaking coach who's spent the last 20 years helping thousands of people all over the world learn to peel back layers of public speaking myths to share powerful ideas with authenticity, a cohesive narrative, and a powerful point of view.
I don't believe in formulas.
There are a million ways to approach speaking and once you find the best approach for you, speaking can begin to feel less terrifying and more exciting.
I also don't believe in perfection.
The things you think make you seem 'unpolished' or 'uninteresting' are often the very aspects of your personality people find truly refreshing and fun!
I can help you do more than develop your speaking skills. I'll teach you how to truly connect with your audience and find the power of your own voice. Because that's what will make you feel unflappable (and bonus: it's a lot more fun that way, too)!
You can exhaust yourself trying to be impressive.
I know—you want to cover your fears, self-doubts, and mistakes and get yourself pitch perfect.
I totally get it.
When we're on stage or in front of a room, what comes out of our mouths feels like it carries the weight of the world. Like it has the potential to make or break our credibility.
Clients hire me to:
perfect their presentation
finely tune their hand gestures and obsess over word choice
help them recite memorized, beautifully-crafted talks that flow elegantly
buffer them from mistakes and mishaps
insulate them from bad feedback
To some extent, I can. (I'm really good.)
We practice and build their skills—which expands their confidence.
But then I tell them something surprising:
I don't want you to be perfect.
And here's why...
"Perfect" speaking skills don't really matter. What does? The ability to truly connect with your audience.
Are you ready to put an end to the confusion, dread, and frenzy of public speaking?