Very often people do not understand the importance of a Voice Coach’s work or a public speaking course. This is probably because not all professionals are serious and, above all, competent. Much of the offering of public speaking courses leaves the perception that the results are almost works of magic, achievable by anyone in a few days. They use slogans such as “learn how to charm an audience,” “how to get applause all the time,” or they rely on recorded video tutorials to do their science.
Clearly, not all trainers would offer quick or simplistic solutions to prepare for the heart of the problem of those who want to take this kind of course: overcoming negative emotions and fear of speaking in front of others. But it is one thing to speak in front of an audience of strangers and to have to talk about a topic to which your professional future is linked; it is quite another to speak in front of a small group of people who became instant “friends” on topics about which you care nothing.
In addition, some trainers may overemphasize the importance of “charisma” and “performance” in the presentation at the expense of the substance of the speech. This can lead to making a presentation devoid of content, which on the practical side becomes more of a show than a demonstration of the result of one’s value and commitment.