Are you a natural at public speaking? Not every professional starts out with innate talent. But instead of denying yourself the benefits of charismatic speaking…it pays to shatter the 5 most dangerous myths about presenting.

Anybody can learn effective presentation skills. The very first step is to find an effective training program to show you the exact system for success. Learning new presentation skills is one of the best investments you will ever make in your career.

Many professionals rely on their presentation skills to share ideas, give advice, present opinions, and demonstrate values. Presentation skills training enables people to stand out in a crowd, whether at a conference, in a team, or in front of an important client.

To be extremely effective, it pays to first shatter the 5 most dangerous myths about presenting.

Myth 1: Charismatic Speakers Are Born That Way
Sure, there are professionals who have a natural talent or are blessed with the ability to speak passionately. However, the majority of public speakers, politicians, and people in the public eye did not start out as talented presenters. They learned their skills with training, coaching and rehearsal.

Truth: If they can do it, you can do it. Presentation skills can be learned with step-by-step training.

Myth 2: Presentation Skills Training Is Expensive
Yes, this myth used to be true. And in many circles, this myth continues because there are many experts who will happily charge you a fortune for training. But that’s not your only alternative.

Truth: There are many new alternatives including online, on demand presentation skills training. The best options are those where you can pay as you go, learn as fast as you want, and focus on specific skills based on your own interests.

Myth 3: Presentation Coaching Is Time Consuming
When busy executives want to improve, they opt for individual coaching. The myth is that this is both time intensive and expensive. Fortunately, today there are more affordable alternatives.

Truth: Virtual presentation coaching is a low-cost way to rapidly improve skills. If just one tip increases productivity in planning and presenting effectively, the cost of coaching will be paid back a hundred times over.

Myth 4: You Should Expect Pain and Suffering
Improving skills can be tough. But the myth about tedious exercises, painful rehearsals is pure rubbish.

Truth: To win at presenting, it pays to have some fun. Make sure your learning experience is fun. After all, if you have fun learning new skills, you’re going to have fun using them.

Myth 5: Some Presentations Are Essentially Boring
A lot of people believe this myth. Participants often come to a presentation skills training with this myth forming their core beliefs. While some topics present challenges, test our creativity, and demand our persistence, it is important to shatter this myth.

Truth: There are no boring topics. Only boring presenters.

Ouch. But what about accounting, technical details, tax code, and mandatory procedures? Sorry. Any topic can be made exciting, if you put your imagination into it.

Wherever you are in your career, bust these myths. Challenge and shatter common myths about presenting. Myths get in your way and stop you from taking a direct, focused path to your greatest success.

Author's Bio: 

Milly Sonneman is a recognized expert in visual language. She is the co-director of Presentation Storyboarding, a leading presentation training firm, and author of the popular guides: Beyond Words and Rainmaker Stories available on Amazon. Milly helps business professionals give winning presentations, through Email Marketing skills trainings at Presentation Storyboarding. You can find out more about our courses or contact Milly through our website at: