It is stated that public speaking is a "soft skill", but we believe (from experience) that it is, therefore, a "soft skill" that gives your "core skills" a voice!
To be all you can be it is vital that you can and do share your knowledge, experiences, skills, and opinions effectively and confidently, or your impact and presence could be lost in the noise of everyone else!
Ever found yourself having to speak in public and being tongue-tied?
Do nerves get the better of you when you have to give a presentation?
Would you rather walk over hot coals than stand up in front of any audience?
You’re not alone – but the team of Open Dawes public speaking coaches are here to help with common sense training from personal experience that can provide that eureka moment and very straightforward to implement yourself.
By overcoming those feelings and learning to deliver a great presentation, or by becoming adept at public speaking, you’ll unlock potential that you may not know you had. And you’ll open doors you didn’t know existed.
Good public speaking enables you to:
And being good at public speaking isn’t just for those who have to stand in front of an audience.
We all need to communicate with others - be that professionally, in education, in the media, sports, or socially – and our presenting training will help you be a brilliant communicator, whatever the situation.
Great public speaking skills give you the edge over others – even in cases where they may have more knowledge or a stronger message.
Open Dawes Training for individuals
Our courses and workshops can be one-to-one or for small groups of up to ten, covering one or more sessions.
Areas covered include:
"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.”
Firstly, I would like to thank you for your insights and coping mechanisms documented in your nerves training programme.
I purchased it, viewed it and your insights just resonated with me. I then presented to an industry-renowned event this week and the feedback that I got was fantastic!! Little did they know that last weekend I was a bag of nerves!!
My story Chris is one in which I ran a successful Consultancy business, presenting was never a problem then out of the blue I had a massive stroke!!
Fortunately, I've recovered but ever since that tragic event, I've had this block about presenting which I've found has hampered me in my professional life, as I try to stay out of any presentation events.
It's early days, but with your help I think I've found a way to manage my nerves, look forward to sharing my knowledge and I'm well on the way to unblocking this part of my life. Thank you!!
"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."
"I attended a recent public speaking session with Chris and learnt a lot. His consistent 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 channel this into positivity. I would highly recommend attending any courses available, it will help everyone in a positive way"
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