People During Workshop

GROUP TRAINING 

(online or in-person)

Raise your skills and meet the demands

During these 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 online over three weeks and are limited to 6 participants to ensure the sessions remain interactive. The Workshops are delivered over a one-off 3-hour in-person session and limited to 5 participants. The Masterclasses are delivered over a one-off 90-min online session and limited to 15 participants. All the exercises proposed in those courses are highly practical and applicable to immediate use in your professional and personal communication.

 

The online options are delivered on ZOOM. 

Private Voice, Accent and Public Speaking Coaching

Valerie is available 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 - SPRING / SUMMER 2021

TECHNIQUES TO PERFECT YOUR BRITISH ACCENT 

(ONLINE)

INTENSIVE 3-WEEK ONLINE COURSE

Three 90-Min Morning Group Sessions

Total Price for the course: £110.00

Dates for the Sessions:

Monday 17/05   8.30am - 10.00am UK Time

Monday 24/05   8.30am - 10.00am UK Time

Monday 31/05  8.30am - 10.00am UK Time

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. 

VOICE & POWER

FOR

 WOMEN IN BUSINESS 

(ONLINE)

INTERACTIVE ONLINE MASTERCLASS
90-min Lunchtime Group Session

Price: £59.00

Date: Tuesday 25th May

from 12.00pm - 13.30pm UK TIME

This workshop is intended for all women who wish to explore their communication habits in the workplace and develop their ability to speak up and be heard in all professional settings. The workshop aims to provide the participants with a set of practical and useful tools to overcome habitual ways of using their voice and find a communication style that conveys confidence, presence and authentic power.

 

Contrary to certain beliefs, these qualities of communication are not predetermined and can be acquired through self-awareness and careful practising, hence becoming available to anyone wishing to develop a communication style based on self-confidence, natural authority and authentic connection. 

 

       What you will learn in this workshop:

  • To analyse your verbal and non-verbal communication habits that can affect your self-confidence and the trust others have in your being able to communicate your ideas. 

  • To work on your voice, breath and posture. These are essential elements for a communication style that expresses self-confidence, natural authority and the ability to connect with an audience. 

  • To apply your new skills to professional situations and learn strategies to perfect your bodily impact, your voice, your gestures, your art of persuasion and your storytelling, ensuring you grab and keep the attention of your audience and communicate your ideas fully. 

HOW TO PROJECT YOUR BEST SELF

IN VIRTUAL COMMUNICATION

(ONLINE)

INTERACTIVE ONLINE MASTERCLASS

90-Min Live Lunchtime Group Session

Price: £59

Date: Thursday 27th May

from 12.00pm - 13.30pm UK TIME

Working from home and presenting online is now the new normal and we have all realised that virtual communication has its own specific challenges and requires a completely new set of skills if we want to keep people’s interest and make the right impression on our audience. Therefore, mastering the nuances of virtual communication has become paramount 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 practical tips and techniques to make a great impression online and enhance your virtual communication skills.

What you will learn in this Masterclass: 

  • How to set up your studio by selecting effective lighting, sound and camera position

  • 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 by using ice breakers and interactivity

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

  • How to deal with Zoom and vocal fatigue 

HOW TO ACE AT INTERVIEWS

(ONLINE) 

INTERACTIVE ONLINE MASTERCLASS

90-Min Live Morning Group Session

Price: £59

Date: Thursday 27th May

from 9.00am-10.30am BST

Interviews can be stressful and difficult experiences. You may feel that your nerves hold you back or that you struggle with clarity and poise when asked a tricky question, especially in English as a non-native speaker. However, a great performance on the day is completely achievable as long as you invest in careful preparation.

This Interactive Masterclass is designed to help you pinpoint any aspects you find challenging and then using strategies and techniques to overcome them and feel confident and calm when going into the interview process.

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Communication skills are crucial in order to clearly and confidently get across what you have to say. We will work on strategies and techniques, both verbal and non-verbal, that will help you show your best self in the interview.

Finally, nerves are one of the key things that can hamper an interview. Therefore we will learn strategies (e.g. breathing, visualisation and relaxation techniques) that can be used in the run-up and during the interview so that you remain calm and collected throughout the whole process.  

WHAT PEOPLE SAY

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.

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. 

Claire Bruce,

Lawyer and Trustee

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