I’m Sarina Mann the creator of Breakthrough Public Speaking. I work with business owners and executives who want to speak with confidence and impact, in particular for virtual platforms to succeed in the digital age.
The moment I realised I’d overcome my fear of public speaking was the moment I wanted to help others to do the same. It wasn’t just another skill to check off the list of things to do. Becoming a confident speaker transformed multiple areas of my life.
And once the pandemic hit, I realised the huge potential for virtual speaking. Speaking on camera for videos, speaking at virtual conferences, online training, digital courses, paid ads, social media – the list is endless.
I also realised that just as public speaking is a skill and a skill that anyone can learn, so is being able to present well virtually.
In fact, some speakers who are great in-person are not necessarily great speakers online – it’s about learning what works for virtual audiences and adjusting your speaking skills to speaking on camera.
So that’s when I decided to start my business – in 2020 I built out a comprehensive 5 part framework that I would base all my training upon.
This is where the Breakthrough Virtual Speaker Programme first started to take shape. Since 2020, I’ve delivered this 7 week programme based on my 5 part framework in three formats:
- Group coaching
- Corporate teams
One of the reasons I love what I do is that I can see the incredible transformations made to people and their business or work when they learn to present well on camera.
In our digital age being able to engage a virtual audience is essential. Everyone is now expected to be able to present. It’s part of every day communication and it’s a huge part of marketing and sales.
Whether that’s leading a team, recording videos or delivering virtual demos – being able to present well on camera is what will make the difference.
I’ve experienced first hand what it means to feel uncomfortable about delivering presentations. And that’s why I decided to make changes in my life.
Whilst I was a self-employed English tutor I joined Toastmasters International and that’s when my speaking career took off and when I decided to start a new business. A business that would allow me to demystify public speaking and share something truly incredible.
Winning multiple awards at Toastmaster speech contests at local, regional and even national levels, I learned an incredible lesson; that the skill of public speaking isn’t something you’re born with, it’s a skill you learn, a skill everyone can learn.
I truly believe that being able to engage, persuade and simply amaze your audience is one of the single most powerful skills you can have in life and in business.
I believe everyone can breakthrough their fear of public speaking, find their voice, master presentation skills and speak with impact to persuade, inspire and lead.