How can you be a better public speaker? Author and speaking coach Gail Larsen shares her transformation process with the listener. Each of us brings a gift to the world that is original and is our form of art. Transformational defines when things shift; through our internal growth and throughout the planet.
Gail’s book reviews all the technical skills of Speaking, but approaches speaking holistically, starting with the heart of your Speaking. She believes that your original talents and skills are your Original Medicine and encourages her students to name their medicine and stand in the power of it.
Her process distinguishes between the Comfort Zone of speaking and the Home Zone. The Comfort Zone encompasses the professional persona and credentials we traditionally associate with public speakers. The Home Zone defines your “Original Medicine” message and the story that only you can share. Gail says you find your audience if you are true to yourself.
When we speak from our Home Zone, we are present in the moment with our true story. It’s a place of vulnerability and truth. Gail believes that if what we share is not emotional, it will not touch the audience profoundly and transformatively.
She shares a favorite quote by Martin Shaw, an acclaimed teacher of myth and storyteller. He claims, “You don’t trap a story. You track it.” Gail’s methodology and concept were also influenced by Angeles Arrien and her book titled, “The Four-Fold Way: Walking the Paths of the Warrier, Teacher, Healer, and Visionary.
Gail Larsen is the author of Transformational Speaking: If You Want to Change the World, Tell a Better Story, Gail has been in the world of speaking for decades, first as an SBA award-winning entrepreneur and soon after that as the first full-time executive of the National Speakers Association.
Her study informs her work of cross-cultural and perennial wisdom. Her focus is on uncovering our true gifts before applying strategy so that our work is original, sustainable, and genuine. She offers Transformational Speaking to a global audience through her Online Academy and live immersions in Santa Fe, NM.
She served on the faculty of Omega Institute from 2008 until Covid! Several of her graduates have been named to Oprah’s Super Soul 100 as awakened leaders who use their voices and talents to elevate humanity. www.realspeaking.com