What is The Process Like?
So many people say they are scared of public speaking but, actually, they are already doing it every day of their life – Pitching Naked.
No Stage. No Tech. No Big Audience.
Just conversations, telling stories, asking questions – all daily activities that are public speaking in all but name.
And that’s the basis of my approach to public speaking coaching – just keep doing what you are already doing, but in a more organised way tailored to your specific needs.
Every bespoke coaching session provides a supportive environment to practice, receive constructive feedback, and grow as a communicator.
1. How do I know if your coaching is right for me?
Book a free 15-minute consultation via Zoom to discuss your needs and what you want to achieve. Then I’ll send you a proposal based on our discussion. If you are happy with the plan, we can start working together.
2. Will your coaching help me overcome 'Stage Fright'?
We never jump in at the deep end – we progress in ‘baby steps’ focusing on four main areas to build your confidence step by step.
Message – identifying the reason why you are speaking and how your words will transform your audience.
Structure – creating the roadmap that ensures your message flows seamlessly to a logical conclusion.
Stories – adding the human touch with relatable stories and anecdotes that hook your audience.
Practice – through multiple iterations, crafting the message, structure and stories into a transformational experience.
3. Do you only work with experienced speakers?
Not at all.
From TEDx speakers to people who too shy to even say hello to strangers, I’ve worked with people at every stage of their public speaking journey.
Every coaching session is tailored to your individual needs. However, whatever your experience, one thing is the same – we work in a safe and supportive environment at a pace that suits you.
4. Can you write a speech for me?
I no longer work as a ghostwriter.
What I do is more like being a script doctor – working with you on a draft you have already created. Using Zoom and Google Docs, we work together ‘live’. This has the advantage of you being able to see immediately if the edits are congruent with your tone of voice and the structure of the piece – no more going back and forth with time-consuming draft versions.
As we work I can even coach you on delivery techniques and write ‘stage directions’ (“Pause here”, “Emphasise this word”, “Speed up here”, etc) to help you with delivery.
5. What if English is not my first language?
I have more than 20 years’ experience as an EFL (English as a Foreign Language) and ESOL (English as a Second or Other Language) lecturer. I have taught public speaking skills to school children, university students and business people from all around the world so I understand different cultural approaches to public speaking.