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The Top 5 Tips For Public Speaking

Have you signed up for your free copy of the Top 5 Tips for Public Speaking, yet? What are you waiting for?

Stratus Trains - The Top 5 Tips For Public Speaking

Start Your Speaker Journey!

Are you ready to step into the spotlight and command the room with confidence and charisma?

The Public Speaking Masterclass is your passport to unlocking the secrets of impactful and captivating public speaking.

Rikki Smith Speaker myths

Own Your Stage – Public Speaking Tips and Myths

Public speaking can be a powerful tool to communicate your message, build relationships, and leave an impact on the world. You may be anxious at first, but with determination and preparation, you can become an excellent public speaker. 

This book provides useful tips on how to improve your speaking skills rapidly so that you can increase your confidence and make yourself heard. Who knows where it will take you? 

This is your opportunity to put yourself out there and show what you’re made of—go ahead and take it! Take the plunge, invest in yourself, and make public speaking a part of your life. Your speaking career starts with Own Your Stage. 

Faith on Friday – A Deeper Dive

The book, in journal form, offers hope by helping you explore some of the things that you may not be able to talk to anyone about, but that deserve a deeper dive. If you are honest with yourself while answering the questions, you will discover there is light in your darkest places.

My desire is for you to see that your life is worth it and that your experiences have not broken, but have fortified you for what lies ahead. No matter what you have gone through, who you may have been, or what you have done, you were not the first and you will not be the last. Own your life, and all its flaws so that others can see the possibilities.

Rikki Smith Faith of Friday


Thank you for your interest in Speaker Coaching with Rikki.

Do you feel a sense of panic and dread at the thought of speaking in front of a crowd? Have you missed opportunities because of your inability to get your message across? What would change if you had the skills to confidently speak to a group?

Public speaking is one of the most important yet overlooked forms of communication. 

It’s more than just standing in front of people and talking.


Speaker Coaching is designed to lay a foundation to transform your speaking and presentation skills and start you on your way to being a more confident and organized presenter. 

This coaching sessions include personalized attention, hands-on exercises, some after-session work, and opportunities for group sessions.

Stratus Trains - Pro Session

Pro Planning Session

Whether you have a presentation you need a second opinion on or if you just need some “touch up” work on speaking skills.


  • 1-Hour Call


Stratus Trains - Platinum Session

Platinum Planning Session

When you need a little more time with an expert to iron out the wrinkles, the Platinum Session will help you rock the stage.


  • 2-Hour Call
  • 30-minute follow-up after your presentation



Each package is based on meeting once per week for an hour, either in person or virtually. Each session will include facilitator lead instruction, practical application, and Client feedback. Group Sessions are available for all Speaker Coaching Packages.

Stratus Trains -The Mic


  • Public Speaking basics
  • Speaking style assessment
  • Body language
  • Nerves Control
  • Topic selections



Stratus Trains -The Stage


  • Everything in “THE MIC”
  • Speech organization
  • Storytelling
  • Copy of “Public Speaking Tips & Myths”



Stratus Trains -The Business


  • Everything in “THE STAGE”
  • Speaker One-sheet template
  • How to close your speech
  • Call to action for your fans and audience




What are some of the topics covered?

Great question! There are so many available and each session can be structured specifically to you or the needs of your group. Here are just a few: An Overview of Public Speaking, Know Your Audience, Public Speaking as a Business, Settling Your Nerves, Stage Presence, Where is Your Audience, Listening Skills, Organizing Your Talk, What to Charge, Storytelling, Make a Connection, Panel Discussions, Vocal Variety, Opening Statement, Your Signature Talk, Body Language, Using Props, Dealing with the Planner, A simple Introduction, Time Management, Branding/Marketing, Mindfulness, The Soft Close, Call to Action

What is public speaking?

Public speaking has traditionally meant the act of speaking face to face to a live audience, today that includes any form of speaking to an audience, including live and recorded multimedia appearances. Public speaking is a soft skill that requires excellent communication, enthusiasm, and the ability to engage with an audience.

Who is public speaking for?

If you have a message, can solve a problem, or want to see changes made, then public speaking is for you. Regardless of age or level of experience

Is coaching done in a group or individual setting?

The short answer is yes! There are group sessions and virtual options as well.

Why do I need to be a better public speaker?

The benefits of knowing how to communicate to an audience include career advancement, boost confidence, critical thinking, personal development, form connections, influence decisions, and motivate change.

What does a public speaking coach do?

A public speaking coach helps identify ways for clients to modify their vocal delivery, make their thoughts more articulate, and alter body language cues. In businesses, speaking coaches may boost workplace morale and improve teamwork dynamics. Schools use speaking coaches to teach public speaking to students.

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