The Original Pro90d Success Story: Founder Michael WilliamsSep 21, 2021
I was a stutterer. I experienced every single speech disfluency I coach for; from blocking to speaking too fast to uncontrolled movements. I wanted desperately to be a preacher, but lacked confidence in communicating and avoided professional and personal situations that required me to speak, because who would listen to the sermon of a stutterer? My speech held me back from living my life and pursuing my dreams, until about 15 years ago.
I stumbled upon some tapes that changed my life.The boyfriend of a friend of my wife's introduced me to some Brian Tracy audios cassettes and I started listening. At first I thought he was a bit boring. But then, I started to really listen to what he was saying and how he was saying it. I realized that his speaking style was not getting in the way of his message, but was actually amplifying it. He had a very smooth, rhythmic way of speaking, one that definitely resonated with me.
I found that if I pretended to be Brian Tracy when I spoke. I could speak flawlessly for 30, 40, 60 minutes or more, and often without notes. Now, since I could do this in presentations, I decided to start creating audios of my own and small talks. I created and practiced these talks with what turned out to be more tools to teach and help others find their calling and live more productive lives through smooth speech. THIS modeling transformed not only my speech, but also my speaking identity as a presenter, and my whole career trajectory. Today I have successfully coached thousands first hand, and tens of thousands on my online training platform to speak smoothly and communicate confidently, to pursue their dreams.
If you are looking to hear more of my story, and learn more of the techniques that took me from choppy to smooth speech, join us. We are a thousands-strong global community that lifts each other up and encourages each other to achieve our dreams. We are all more than our speech disfluencies and anxiety. Join us!!