On several occasions, Vlastimil Vesely and I have volunteered our time with Europe Unlimited, teaching Central European entrepreneurs how to present their business plans to an investor. The simplest part is teaching entrepreneurs what investors want to see in a business plan. By far, the greater challenge is coaching them on basic presentation skills.
Unfortunately, the art of public speaking is not much emphasized in Central European education. Nevertheless, if you have any ambition in business or public life, there comes a time when you will need to stand up and present your ideas to an audience. You will have to win that sale, convince your colleagues, win new partners and if you’re especially persuasive you might one day address the board of directors and the media.
The good news is there’s an easy way to learn how to speak in public, and you can take part in each of our CENTROPE countries.