This is the most efficient training experience I offer; if you want to raise your speaking confidence, you’ve come to the right place.
It costs £120 per hour. You set the precise objectives:
- Just want to level up your confidence for speaking in front of a group? That’s a simple challenge; really tough but completely achievable. I’ll show you how.
- Need to nail that presentation? Suffering horrific nerves? I’ll help you realise your full potential – great speakers aren’t cut from a different cloth – they just put in the work.
- Is your Powerpoint a mess? Perhaps you left your preparation to the last minute? I’ll sort your slides out before the session and then show you in person how to deliver the whole thing with confidence.
- Don’t even have any slides but just some ideas? I’ll build it from scratch with you: the first version usually only takes 30 minutes.
- Want to learn how to engage your audience? I’ll help you capitalise on your character with tricks and tips as used by stand-up comics.
I’ll help you deliver it all in a way that’s persuasive and easy to remember. These sessions are the quickest way to improve your skills and confidence for public speaking. I find that 2-hour sessions work the best, with one week between sessions. The number of sessions is entirely up to you, of course.
How does it work, then?
I find that a programme of 3 x 2-hour 1:1 sessions can be very effective; you can book a one-hour session and see how we get on before committing to any further sessions. You bring a rough outline (a theme and some headings is fine to start with) of a simple piece of material for us to work on – an introduction to you and your company is often the most useful – and we will develop the content and your delivery, to make you feel confident every time you speak. We can also develop any presentation that will be useful to you, including any visuals.
All the content is tailored to your needs, and we review progress at the end of each session. I find that spacing the sessions 1 or 2 weeks apart works well.
Here’s a possible programme:
- The story and values of you and your company
- First draft of your introduction; the key elements
- Outlines for talks of different durations
- Homework: practise the introduction
- Rehearsal of introduction
- Edit/rework the material
- Delivery techniques: first impression, movement
- Homework: practise the introduction some more
- Techniques for handling nerves
- Delivery techniques: interaction, adaptability
- Speaking in various scenarios: conferences, networking, panels
How does that all sound? When you’re ready, we can have a phone call to go over everything and when you’re happy we can look at possible dates.