ONLINE TRAINING

Delivered either in French or English 

During these online courses and seminars, you will be encouraged to reflect on your communication style and habits in a constructive way. The Intensive Courses are delivered over three weeks time and live streamed on ZOOM. They are limited to 6 participants to ensure the sessions remain interactive. The exercises proposed are practical and applicable to an immediate use in your professional and personal communication. The Seminars are also live streamed on ZOOM and can welcome an unlimited number of participants. 

Private Voice, Accent and Public Speaking Coaching

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

If you wish to book a one-to-one session with her, please go the ONLINE BOOKING page. 

STAY TUNED FOR NEW COURSES AND SEMINARS STARTING IN SEPTEMBER!

Intensive 3-week Course

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 interacting 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. 

Seminar

Why and How 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 introductory seminar will focus on: - WHY clearer pronunciation is crucial to better communication in English - HOW you can modify or soften your accent through specific and personalised methods and techniques - WHAT you can gain, professionally and personally, from a more effective communication in English.

Seminar

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, this interactive seminar is designed to help you become a more effective communicator and convey your ideas with clarity, presence and authenticity. Through a wealth of practical tips and strategies, you will learn how to perfect your verbal and non-verbal communication, ensuring you grab and keep the attention of your audience and communicate your message fully.

Seminar

Techniques to Persuade and Influence

In a world where ideas and communication matter more than ever, the ability to persuade and influence is a fundamental skill that can help you win hearts and minds, share your ideas effectively and convince people to act upon them. In this interactive workshop, we will share a wealth of practical tips and techniques to become a more effective communicator. From building a powerful argument, balancing logic with emotion to using both verbal and non-verbal communication styles - you will learn some of the most iconic and compelling tools of persuasion.

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.

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