ONLINE TRAINING

Delivered Live, either in French or English 

During these online Intensive Courses and Masterclasses, you will be encouraged to reflect on your communication style and habits in a constructive and detailed way. The Intensive Courses are delivered over three weeks time and are limited to 6 participants to ensure the sessions remain interactive. The Masterclasses are delivered over a one-off 90-min session and limited to 6 participants. All the exercises proposed in those courses are highly practical and applicable to an immediate use in your professional and personal communication.

 

All these training options are delivered live on ZOOM. 

Private Voice, Accent and Public Speaking Coaching

Valerie is available this Autumn for consultations to both individuals, companies & groups.

If you wish to book one-to-one sessions with her, please send her an email at valerie@theprofessionalvoicetrainer.com

UPCOMING COURSES AUTUMN/ WINTER 2020

INTENSIVE 3-WEEK COURSE

Three 90-Min Live Group Sessions

Price: £90

Dates for the Sessions:

Saturday 07/11   10am - 11.30am BST

Saturday 14/11   10am - 11.30am BST

Saturday 21/11   10am - 11.30am BST

TECHNIQUES TO PERFECT YOUR BRITISH ACCENT

Speaking English as a second language and remaining clear and confident in all situations can be a challenging task. You might feel frustrated at times when your colleagues or friends don’t understand your pronunciation. You feel a lack of confidence in professional situations to express your ideas. Or perceive that people make occasional judgements on your competence due to your accent patterns, and that this might lead you to missing opportunities.This course, designed primarily for people who speak English as a second language, will be made of three 90min live interactive group Zoom sessions. Packed with downloadable practice texts and exercises, this course aims to provide straightforward strategies that shed light on the rules of English pronunciation, capture and practice its unique musicality and rhythm and implement these new skills in social and professional communication. 

INTERACTIVE MASTERCLASS

90-Min Live Evening Group Session

Price: £49

Date: Wednesday 18 November

from 6.00pm - 7.30pm BST

HOW TO SHOW YOUR BEST SELF

IN VIRTUAL COMMUNICATION

Working from home and presenting online will be the new normal, at least until well into 2021 and beyond. We have all discovered that there are more risks within online communication to lose people’s interest, get distracted, and make a rather different impression than the one intended. Therefore, mastering the nuances of virtual communication and addressing its specific challenges has become key if you want to project professionalism, authority and credibility.  

 

Whether you use Zoom, Microsoft Teams, GoToMeeting, Google Meet or any other video conference platform, this 90-min masterclass will provide you with my best tips and techniques to make a great impression online and enhance your virtual communication skills.

What you will learn:

  • How to set up your studio by improving lighting, sound and camera place

  • How to curate your background so that it reflects both authenticity and professionalism

  • How to look great online by selecting an effective wardrobe and mastering body language to hold the attention

  • How to keep people engaged throughout your online meetings

  • How to sound great by bringing vocal variety and clarity to your message

INTERACTIVE MASTERCLASS

90-Min Live Lunch Group Session

Price: £49

Date: Thursday 26 November

from 12.00pm - 1.30pm BST

MASTERING POWERFUL TALKS

AND PRESENTATIONS 

Whether you’re planning to speak at conferences, pitch to investors or deliver an inspiring talk for a non-profit organisation, the workshop Mastering Powerful Talks and Presentations is designed to help you harness both the form and content of your speech to share your ideas with power, presence and authenticity. Delivering powerful talks and presentations is essentially about identifying your audience and their needs, establishing a clear intention throughout and going through a careful preparation to gain ease and confidence on the performance day.

INTERACTIVE MASTERCLASS

90-Min Live Evening Group Session

Price: £49

Date: Wednesday 3 December

from 6.00pm - 7.30pm BST

ACING YOUR 60-SECOND ELEVATOR PITCH

The ability to deliver an effective elevator pitch can make all the difference and help you attract instant engagement, whether you’re a startup entrepreneur, fundraiser, charity advocate or anyone in need to pitch your ideas and projects. However, pitching in front of an audience requires careful preparation and practice if you want to get your message across and propel your venture to the next level.

 

This highly interactive masterclass is specifically designed to provide you with practical tips and strategies to...

 

  • craft your pitch content and learn how to condense everything you want to say about you and your business into just the right words for the right opportunity

  • overcome your fears of standing up and speaking in front of an audience 

  • gain clarity of speech and vocal variety to create a compelling delivery 

  • get a clearer sense on how to use your voice and presence at your best advantage to project warmth and confidence 

  • enhance your charisma and gravitas to create a lasting impression on your audience

INTERACTIVE MASTERCLASS

90-Min Live Lunch Group Session

Price: £49

Date: Thursday 10 December

from 12.00pm - 1.30pm BST

HOW TO SHOW YOUR BEST SELF

IN VIRTUAL COMMUNICATION

Working from home and presenting online will be the new normal, at least until well into 2021 and beyond. We have all discovered that there are more risks within online communication to lose people’s interest, get distracted, and make a rather different impression than the one intended. Therefore, mastering the nuances of virtual communication and addressing its specific challenges has become key if you want to project professionalism, authority and credibility.  

Whether you use Zoom, Microsoft Teams, GoToMeeting, Google Meet or any other video conference platform, this 90-min masterclass will provide you with my best tips and techniques to make a great impression online and enhance your virtual communication skills.

What you will learn:

  • How to set up your studio by improving lighting, sound and camera place

  • How to curate your background so that it reflects both authenticity and professionalism

  • How to look great online by selecting an effective wardrobe and mastering body language to hold attention

  • How to keep people engaged throughout your online meetings

  • How to sound great by bringing vocal variety and clarity to your message

WHAT PEOPLE SAY

Marie-Laure Vaganay, 

Communication Consultant 

If you want to know how to improve your public speaking skills, attend the workshop, and you'll learn very concrete tips to help you grow.

Jeremy Fifre,

Training Specialist at IDeaS Revenue Solutions

Valerie has that incredible energy that makes working with her a pure enjoyment. As a voice and accent coach, Valerie was able to pinpoint my shortfalls and show me how to get closer to an intelligible English accent. She also expertly managed to improve my elocution and ensure a clear and striking speech delivery. I would strongly recommend Valerie for her expertise and amazing personality to anyone in need of professional help on accent softening. 

Gaojing Cao, 

Manager at Schlumberger

Valerie is an excellent professional in accent softening and public speaking domain. She demonstrates great passion to the subject and her clients and I enjoyed the sessions with her. Her opera background is a strong addition to the training she provides. She has a wonderful toolbox on how to own the ‘stage’, which is key to an excellent public speaker. Don’t miss out your chance to become excellent if you come across Valerie. 

Catherine Chardon, 

Managing Director at RATP Dev London

Valerie is a very talented artist and professional. She helped my daughter in her preparation for Universities 'interviews and it was a great success. My daughter succeeded everywhere she applied (IE in Spain, ESCP Europe, …). She gained self-confidence and techniques to breathe, use silence and manage time and answers properly. My daughter gained maturity and self-awareness thanks to Valerie and it will help her also for the future. Thank You.

Claire Bruce,

Lawyer and Trustee

Excellent preparation for anyone who needs to be more effective in public speaking.

Clients & Partners

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