Public speaking and presentation skills coaching for individuals

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:

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

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:

  • Coping with nerves
  • Speech and delivery
  • Structure of presentations
  • Public speaking tips

All the information about our courses is in the Open Dawes Training brochure, please just get in touch with the team to chat about your requirements.

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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

  • 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!!

    David Dent - Director

  • "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 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"

    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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