Jeshua Martina’s experience with WES Method certification.
By the time I met Winston I had already taken several different classes and courses on presenting and already had quite a bit of experience. But when I saw Winston on stage it made me feel like everything I had learned so far was just the tip of the iceberg.
I first saw him in action during an international 4 week seminar where he was one of the instructors. Every night after a full day of training a wide range of entrepreneurial skills he taught the group of 100 people from 9 different countries, representing almost every demographic how to become storytellers in English, a second or even third language for most them.
Winston noticed I was a quick learner and really enjoyed his style of teaching and I was fascinated by what I experienced so we decided to work together.
Anyone can Become a Great Speaker
It has always been Winston’s mission to prove that literally anyone can become a great speaker and now he wanted to take it a step further. He wanted to show that using the steps of the WES Method others can learn to teach the skills of effective and successful public speaking.
So we both rose up to the challenge and over a year I studied Winston’s every move. His approach was unique in that he taught me how to teach his techniques in a very structured way while simultaneously managing to have it fit with my personality.
Comprehensive & Challenging Learning Experience
Winston loves to challenge his students. I soon learned to anticipate that my training was interactive even during the beginning phase. Where one moment I would be comfortable sitting in the back taking notes and observing, the next moment he would call me to the front without warning to teach one of the techniques.
The WES Method philosophy is that public speaking and presenting is just a part of a larger skill set. Our goal is not to help you become a better presenter but to help you master the skill of communication through the art of storytelling.
For this reason I had to give a storytelling performance to a class of 11 year old children. The reason behind this being that if you can entertain and teach children, you can easily manage adults. Little I did I know that this was the most difficult class of the school with 2 teachers recovering at home from burnout symptoms…
“It’s quite a rambunctious class and you’ll especially need to watch out for Terrence”
This is what the substitute teacher told me only moments before the class arrived from their break. I can still remember Winston’s devious smile when he told her: “Don’t tell him please, he needs to discover this for himself”.
What happened afterwards astounded the teacher as she had never ever seen the class so focused and quiet. Had she not seen it with her own two eyes, she would not have believed it.
You Either Have It Or You Don’t.. Wrong!
She immediately tried to find a reason. “It’s because you guys are professionals” she said. “Well,” said Winston, “I am but he’s not… yet.” We then explained how this was part of my training program and that I simply followed the steps and applied the tested techniques.
Like most people she was a bit skeptical at first because the general belief is that when it comes to public speaking you either have it or you don’t. As Winston and I now prove on a daily basis, this is just plain wrong.
To Be or Not To Be a WES Method Trainer
I wholeheartedly recommend becoming a certified WES Method trainer. It has filled my life with opportunities to work with inspiring people such as young professionals with big idea’s, entrepreneurs, teachers, and inventors. It has been my pleasure and passion to help them tell their amazing stories better and with more results.
Mastering communication is one of the most important things you can do for your professional development as it is no secret that confident well spoken people climb high on the ladder of success and there is no better way to master communication than to teach others the WES Method.