Online Public Speaking Training

Initially as a result of the growing geographical spread of our clients requesting our training (Australia is the furthest thus far...), and more recently the growing (and often enforced) home/remote working, we have fine-tuned how our public speaking training, presentation skills coaching, and media training courses can be provided remotely. This can be provided either live (via Zoom) or via our new on-demand online training portal (video & audio lessons, practical exercises, interactive online sessions, mentoring, feedback, webinars, and exclusive Academy groups) - LAUNCHING MAY 2021.

Open Dawes On-Demand!

Online On-Demand Training Portal

In addition to the live training discussed below, Open Dawes Training are releasing training courses that can be undertaken at the user's own pace, time, and time zones.

These include training video and audio modules, downloads, practicals, an exclusive online Academy Facebook group for ongoing support and discussions, post-course feedback, ongoing webinars and support, and 12 months access to return to the training and exercises as your real-life implementation progresses.

All of this is delivered through a student dashboard and with completion certificates provided (including CPD). Ongoing private mentoring can also be added (or included in the Pro-Package) to work on specific elements or requirements.

This is designed to ensure that whilst you can undertake the core learning at your own speed and in your own time, there is still very much a personal touch and support, and ongoing development and mentoring to make sure it is a change and development that sticks.

Open Dawes Training On-Demand is not only available for individuals to invest in, but can also be obtained by organisations for multiple candidates or subscriptions for all staff for a period of time. More courses will continue to be added over time, including branching out into other areas of communication and involving experts in those fields. These will include areas such as crisis management communication, sales, telesales, negotiating, management, training provision, online presenting, online training, online meetings, etc. as well as the core presentation skills training online courses.

To receive early notifications of Open Dawes On-Demand going live, scroll to the bottom and select the "Remote Training" option from the "interested in" drop-down list, and enter your details. We can then keep you informed and provide the necessary links at the appropriate times to find out more.

Professional Development via Live Video Conference

As we write this (we are always proactively keeping an eye on the best technology to use), our current technology of choice to deliver this is Zoom, as it allows us to connect with our candidates via both voice and video, share presentation slides, share videos and images etc, record practical work performed by the candidates, and then watch these recordings back to analyse, feedback, and further improve on.

Some potential candidates can be concerned that this doesn't necessarily have quite the same feel as being together in person, but we have managed to create a level of training and interaction that ensures that our candidates still receive the same level of learning information, practical work and analysis, and personal interaction with our trainers as you would with when being in the same room, you just can't throw things at them...

All a candidate/group of candidates needs is:

  • An internet connection,
  • A PC/laptop/Mac/Tablet,
  • A webcam (integrated or separate unit),
  • A microphone (integrated or separate),
  • And finally, a web browser installed to follow the link that will be sent to you.

That is it! We then just recommend a room with enough lighting and privacy.

Core Modules

  • Core 1: Reasons/Benefits of mastering public speaking
  • Core 2: Nerves - why, and how to manage them
  • Core 3: Scripts
    1. How to create content without scripts
    2. Structure and flow
    3. "Steak & Sizzle"
    4. "Tell-Show-Tell"
  • Core 4: Techniques
    1. Starting - with impact and control
    2. Interaction - how to manage too much or too little
    3. Questions - when and how
    4. Finishing - with impact and actions
  • Core 5: Communication Skills
    1. Verbal
    2. Physical
    3. General
  • Core 6: Conclusion

The one-to-one training starts with recording the candidate presenting, and this is repeated at the end, thus enabling a 'before and after' comparison to re-enforce the learning, and further enhance confidence.

Optional Additional/Replacement Remote Modules

  • Meetings
    • Greater communication skills and presence in meetings
    • Greater management of meetings
    • Increase the productiveness of meetings
  • Train The Trainer
  • Train the Remote Trainer
  • Communication skills and getting the most out of trade shows/exhibitions
  • Executive Mentoring (including work of content if required)
  • Web Conferencing, incl topics such as:
    • Speaking to a webcam
    • Management of remote meetings
    • Use of video conferencing software
    • Equipment & setup
    • Demonstrating remotely

**Multi-candidate economies of scale available, either as separate one-to-one's but paid for a the same time, small group as an interactive session, or larger group as a non-interactive webinar. Please enquire to discuss your specific requirements to enable an accurate proposal to be drawn up**

Please contact us to discuss or schedule your remote training on 01793 238259 or

CPD Credits from Remote Training

Open Dawes Training's courses are CPD Accredited, which provides either credit earning for those who require an annual accumulation of CPD credits, and a kitemark of quality even for those who don't professionally need them.

As this remote training is a dissection of these CPD accredited training courses, these too earn you the credits, as the candidates will be absorbing the same learning material, and carrying out the same practical exercises, just with bigger comfort breaks between the sections, at your own pace, and without having to travel anywhere. One hour equates to one CPD credit.

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Virtual Classroom Teaching or One-to-One Remote Training

The majority of our remote training is run as a one-to-one, as this is a communication method that we are all getting more used to in our personal lives let alone the professional world.

However, we are also able to provide the training to multiple candidates from the same organisation at the same time, with a suggested maximum of 5 at a time.

We are able to mute candidate's microphones and apply a virtual "raise hand" technology to control the multiple voices that could make traditional group video conferences challenging, so this is definitely a viable option for an organisation to provide full, part, or follow up coaching from Open Dawes Training to your teams.

Remote Training for Remote Trainers

Face-to-face, we train trainers to get the most out of their training delivery, whether that is internal training courses or training for their clients. With our training also being provided remotely and experiencing the unique requirements and challenges of setting up and providing training remotely, we also provide remote training to trainers who also want/need to provide their training remotely.

This is more often than not bespoke to a certain level, as it tends to vary on the levels of experience of the candidates, technically and practically. Therefore, please do get in touch to discuss how we can best help you or your organisation with our remote training for trainers.

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  • "I attended a 1 day 'Open Dawes' session with a group of my colleagues last week, Chris provided loads of fantastic information on every aspect of public speaking - I have taken away a lot of useful tips and ideas. Cant wait to put them into practice!"

    Edward Jackson - General Insurance Manager

  • “Chris came in specifically to deliver a 90-minute taster session for Nationwide. This session covered the benefits, techniques and tips for presenting in a variety of situations. I was really impressed how Chris tailored the content for the group. In his unique style Chris role modelled and delivered an engaging talk on how best to present and conquer what can sometimes be all consuming nerves. Along with several anecdotes and real life practical tips, the group left motivated and ready to put this all into practice. If you need someone to help you deliver presentations and speak with confidence in any arena – then Chris can help you to Open Doors…” 

    Mark Bates, Technical Development Programme Manager, Nationwide Building Society

  • "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

  • "Open Dawes Training - Communication Skills that Remove Limits. I had the pleasure of attending this course and I took away so much knowledge and insperation. Confidence was an issue but Chris demonstrated how planning, and format of presentation can work"

    Lloyd Ayers‎

  • "Public speaking, presenting, OMG!!Apparently I appear calm and confident......... well I can tell you my stomach is in knots, I have sweaty palms, a racing heartbeat.... the works. Chris provided a group of us with some sound advice, some hints and tips and some background to enable us to improve. The course handbook with all my notes is still out, a quick read to remind me will happen often until I feel calm and collected. This may never happen but I feel better prepared for my next presentation already. For me, Chris's course has provided enough pointers for me to concentrate on one at a time to consistently improve my skills. At the very least, this course highlighted some Do's and Do not's. At the most it has provided me with a framework for constant improvement. Will I be a great public speaker? Maybe, eventually........ will I be a better presenter? Definitely"

    Christian Lingard‎ (Key Solutions)

  • "Chris was very knowledgeable and really helped to boost my confidence with public speaking. I also came away with some very useful tips and tricks for future presentations."

    Georgia Sketchley

  • "I got a lot from the day and with Chris's sales & media background, he made it very easy to open up and talk without even trying. It was very good and I hope I now have the tools to be better than I was. We may look to bring other drivers and key team members down so training the team as a whole."

    Racing driver and team owner aiming for Le Mans 24 hours.

  • "Massive thanks to Chris Dawes at Open Dawes Training for all his help in preparing me for the Mazda road to Indy scholarship shootout next week. Would fully recommend their Sports Communications/Media training!"

    Oliver White - Racing Driver

  • "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

  • "Recently completed a 1 day course with Chris, he delivered an enlightening presentation with some fantastic take away tips to really help with confidence, content and most importantly delivery. Highly recommend."

    Marcus Lifton

Enquire today about Public Speaking Courses & Training

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