Public Speaking & Presentation Skills Coaching for Individuals

"Speaking confidently in front of others opens doors you may not yet even know exist!"

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You are not alone when you get those feelings at the thought of speaking or presenting in front of others, to the media, or even in meetings. But have you ever considered just how much you are limiting your potential by staying quiet, or how good it could be if you were able to focus on the delivery rather than the nerves?

Public Speaking enables you to:

  • Inform people
  • Motivate people
  • Win over/persuade people

But being adept at speaking in public speaking isn’t vital only for people who stand up and give presentations. It’s a necessary skill for anyone who has to communicate with others, be that in a professional, educational, group, media, sports, or social situation.

And good public speaking isn’t just about fine-tuning what you do at the front with a microphone. It is also about effective communication and presence in meetings. Great public speaking skills give you the edge over others – even in cases where they may have more knowledge or a stronger message. If they don’t communicate/present as well as you do, you gain the advantage.

Communication Skills that Remove Limits!

This investment in your personal and professional development doesn't just help you make sure you aren't missing opportunities, but also open doors to much more potential; and to enjoy the opportunity instead of being paralysed by the necessity!  Our coaching is created from a unique mix of expertise in business, social, and media presenting/speaking, rather than just one or the other. This gives us the edge to help you have the edge - no matter what your requirement or motivation.

We can also provide courses internally for organisations, either bespoke or as recommended by us, and either as a one-off or structured training program.  Examples have included Sales teams, staff who provide training, Management teams, Directors, CEO's etc., Graduates, Apprentices, and anyone else who has to participate in meetings, presentations, discussions, exhibitions/seminars, networking meetings, etc.

Courses and workshops are held either 1-to-1 (one or more sessions, or complete coaching/mentoring program) or in small groups (maximum of 10) on selected dates around the UK, and help address nerves, speech/presentation delivery, structure of presentations or talks, specific skills, and many tips to ensure that your voice will be heard and hit the mark.  Click below to find out more about the different courses, or complete your details at the bottom of the page to arrange a free 30-minute consultation session.

**Please inform us if you require the CPD Credits from your time spent on our coaching to ensure that we can prepare the certificates appropriately**

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  • "Chris has an extremely relaxed and professional approach to delivering speaker training. He was able to bring to the front the real issues behind presenting nerves, and offer simple and very effective tips to relax and deliver a great presentation. I would recommend Chris to anyone who would like help becoming a more effective presenter.

    It was clear that the day was well prepared and thought out, and tackled in a systematic way, which built through the day, the key aspects which holds back a presenter. I liked the way it was an original approach, with your own experiences and self-taught knowledge used to teach me how I could improve.”

    Stuart Salmon - Director of a specialist superstructure temporary works company providing expert solutions within the Construction, Civil Engineering and Railway sectors

  • "Thank you Chris and congratulations on getting your training CPD accredited it certainly is worth it as it is brilliant. I am not scared of public speaking but I really was not sure I was getting my message across. I now know what I am doing right (some of that I had not realised) and where and how I need to improve on the structure of my talks. I have to say I now feel much more confident and preparing my presentations is much easier and faster as I now know what I am doing rather than hoping it will make sense to the listeners. I am looking forward to many more opportunities to present."

    Julie Nicholls

  • "I attended a recent public speaking session with Chris and learn't a lot his consitent approach and ability to help you individually on how you can improve, the techniques that you need and he lets you know the things you don't even realise you are doing is really helpful, I came away with a lot that I can improve on and he gave me the tools to do this and I realised that it is not just me that gets nervous and how to chanel this into positivity, would highly recommend attending any courses available, it will help everyone in a positive way"

    Lucy (Customer Experience Team Manager), Key Solutions

Ideal for...

  • Business Owners
  • Management/Partners
  • Those identified as future talent
  • Members of staff from every department that have to interact with others
  • People who have to provide sales pitches
  • Channel Account Managers
  • Customer Account Managers
  • People who provide training (internally/externally)
  • Customer Support staff
  • Graduates
  • People looking to further their career
  • People who may have to speak at social or community events/meetings
  • People who go to networking events
  • Exhibitors
  • Education presentations (e.g. dissertation/projects or PHD presentations etc.)
  • Wedding speeches
  • Job interviews
  • Media interviews
  • etc.
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What it means for you

  • Help you push your company forward as much as it deserves,
  • Ensure that you have an effective presence & communication in meetings, and thus unlock your valuable knowledge and participation,
  • Give your career an injection by making sure you can showcase your skills and knowledge
  • Help you develop as individuals within the organisation,
  • Build morale – increased confidence, ability, and willingness to give presentations or speak up,
  • Provide increased professionalism – to colleagues, hierarchy, subordinates, customers, stakeholders, etc.
  • Provide increased ability to sell - as competition for business is affecting all companies today, the ability to make a successful presentation or pitch to clients could give your organisation the final edge over your competitors, who might lack this skill,
  • Build stronger customer relationships,
  • Strengthen team relationships,
  • More effective announcements, team briefings and meetings lead to better communication between staff and departments,
  • Enable your commercial organisation to stand out from competition.
  • Give a more powerful performance at conferences to stakeholders, staff, clients, customers, and the press, thus enhancing the organisation’s image,
  • An enjoyable and practical team-building activity or reward event, with participants learning and applying new skills together,
  • Confidence-building for job/promotion interviews,
  • Potentially enable organisations to create their own coaching staff,
  • Enables you to enjoy the opportunity to speak in front of your group (e.g. Church group, WI, etc.)
  • Make networking events more fruitful
  • Increase results at exhibitions
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Get in touch today to discuss your requirements for public speaking or presentation skills training. We will be in contact to answer any questions, discuss the training in more detail, or arrange a free consultation to discuss your requirements and establish how we can help you.

If you have specific requirements that are not mentioned in the information pages, please feel free to make requests and we can see if/how we can accommodate. (including providing training on your behalf)

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