Millennial Speaking Coach

“I was never the kid who would grow up to be a public speaker because from 7 to 17 years old, I was a victim of serial bullying. I was fat, had low self-esteem, and my legs would shake whenever I saw beautiful girls, thus making me the obvious target of bullying in school. It turned me into a social hermit. But when I was 19, I joined a life coaching program, and got a glimpse of what life could be and should be if I live my potential. My mentor gave me some insights and I realized how much I loved to interact with people. I got better at letting thoughts and ideas flow, and communicating, versus just working with numbers (I majored in accounting). Now I’m a professional speaker and public speaking coach. I help clients from all over the world talk on stage. I also help millennials connect with senior management at the workplace. I’m a millennial myself and we get such a bad rap for being ‘special’ and feeling we deserve some entitlement. Even though we get so many opportunities, I must admit, sometimes we get ahead of ourselves. So I tell them to express empathy and show some respect to people who have gotten where they are. Then to managers, I say, ‘Cut younger people some slack. They’re who they are not just by choice, but because of circumstances as well.’”


Benjamin is an author, professional speaker and speaking coach from Singapore https://www.benjaminloh.sg/

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