Broomfield, CO (PressExposure) February 22, 2011 -- Small Business Owners Broomfield, CO- For many Americans, the fear of public speaking is at the top of the phobia list, trumping even the fear of death. Small business owners, however, might consider the financial benefits of overcoming this fear.
"In today's competitive economy, delivering workshops and teleseminars is one of the most lucrative and efficient ways for a small business owner to attract new clients and improve sales," states Kim Clausen, president of Ready2Go Marketing Solutions, the leading provider of readymade workshops, teleseminars, speeches, and more to small business owners to help them attract new clients and better service existing clients.
"We have successfully grown our business almost exclusively with virtual training, and our clients have asked us to teach them our methodology. We launched Confident Teleseminar Leader to help small business owners become stronger, more confident presenters and leaders so they can effectively deliver their business message and win new business. CTL is an online platform for individuals to practice these skills in a safe and supportive environment before being thrown to the wolves! Participants describe it as similar to Toastmasters, except that it's online," says Clausen.
With the high cost of travel and shrinking company budgets, the trend is toward online meetings and presentations. Despite the income potential public speaking holds for small business owners, there are many who cannot conjure up the courage to do it, or they simply don't know where to start.
CTL meetings are weekly, structured sessions where participants are assigned various roles that train and equip them to become poised facilitators, trainers, speakers and evaluators. A staff member delivers a weekly training segment to teach participants one aspect of creating, marketing and facilitating their own programs. Participants also have access to an extensive library of call replays, articles, success tips and presentation topics.
Ron Cox is a small business owner who has found the program to be very beneficial. The founder and president of Compass Coach, Cox says, "I can count the exceptional learning experiences that I've had in my life on two hands, and this is definitely one of those experiences. Delivering online presentations makes a lot of sense for my business because it allows me to expand my business to reach potential clients all over the world. This program has equipped me with the skills I need to confidently deliver live and online workshops, and build my client base."
Clausen states, "Successfully connecting with and influencing others is crucial when it comes to growing a small business. This program provides a platform for small business owners to learn how to do just that, so they can attract and gain new clients."