'As a leader - or an advocate - public speaking is the key to unlocking empathy, stirring excitement, sharing knowledge and insights, and promoting a shared dream'.
(Chris Anderson, TED founder)
ASSUMPTIONS ABOUT PUBLIC SPEAKING AND EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION
When clients come to see me and state that they are not good speakers and that they are terrified of speaking in public, I like to remind them that Barak Obama was once considered a relatively poor orator, and that this could be an issue when running for president. On the same note, it is interesting to watch Michelle Obama's progression as a speaker from 2008's presidential campaign trail, to the speeches she gave in support of Hillary Clinton nearly a decade later. It is clear that her power as a speaker grew exponentially. The great speakers of our time have all worked hard to hone their craft in order to become the inspiring figures we like watching and listening to today.
Good communication is a skill that requires time, effort and diligent practice to truly master.
MY APPROACH TO HELP YOU BECOME CONFIDENT COMMUNICATORS
The mission of a powerful speaker is not only to convey information clearly, but to appear influential, confident and authentic to their audience. I draw upon a wide range of voice, movement and acting techniques that have been customised for the workplace. I aim to provide individual clients or groups with practical tools and strategies to develop their verbal and non-verbal communication, business confidence and executive presence.
THE METHODOLOGY AND WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT TO WORK ON
Identify your communication style and habits
Presence and impact through postural and breathing techniques
Voice technique and how to use your body and voice to their full potential
Body language and non-verbal communication
Managing nerves and stage fright
Rigorous preparation of your presentations and speeches
How to feel confident during interviews, negotiations and boardroom meetings
Available as individual coaching or group classes,
in person or through Skype