Professional Presentation Coaching - Making an Impact
Many of us these days have to give presentations or speak in public on occasions as part of our work. This comes easily to some, but for many, it is an ordeal. Sometimes we find it hard to put over our message with the impact that it deserves. It can be challenging to muster up the same confidence in front of an audience that we have when sharing our inspiration and ideas with close colleagues. Does this sound familiar? As an experienced vocal and performance coach, I can help you learn the skills you need to share your clarity of vision with others and become a confident, clear presenter. I’ve been successfully training performers for more than 30 years. I deal with all aspects of presenting to help my clients make an 'impact'. Here are just some of the skills I can help you develop:
- Voice projection
- Confident calm delivery
- tone and pitch of delivery
- Gesturing - the do's and don'ts
- Breath management
- Making your entrance
- Communicating with the whole room
- How to put the audience at their ease (and yourself, too!)
- Handling questions
- Developing and communicating your self-belief
- Building your self-confidence
- How to avoid undermining your message with non-verbal signalling
Mental preparation and vocal warm up for the day of the presentation
How will you know if I'm the right coach for you?
It all starts with an initial telephone call . We’ll talk about your particular needs and concerns about presenting, and if you like what you hear and feel comfortable, we’ll book a one-off consultation session. In this Consultation hour, I’ll watch you give a short presentation, and together we’ll identify the areas that need attention. I’ll clearly outline a programme of work that will meet your particular needs, and set you on the first steps of your journey in this. I’ll structure our subsequent sessions to deal with each of these areas. Our training will be tailored specifically to your needs. I like working this way with an initial consultation session, as it gives us both the chance to see if we work well together before you commit to a series of sessions.
What does professional presentation coaching involve?
For most sessions, you’ll bring along a short extract of a presentation to deliver to me as your audience (it could be your elevator pitch) and this will form the focus of our skills work. Week by week, I’ll help you build your own warm up routine, tailored to your voice’s particular needs. We will work with your breath management, and I’ll show you how to develop and train your ‘support’ muscles to strengthen your voice for projection. We’ll explore your feelings about giving presentations, and if needed, develop new ways of thinking about it. Between sessions, there will be exercises to practise, and specific ‘homework’ tasks, tailored to your needs.
Mine is not a ‘one size fits all’ approach. I work with and for the individual. Together we identify what is working, and what is not. Clarity is key. I aim to give each of my clients a clear appreciation of their presentation strengths, and the specific skills they need to address their challenges. I won’t just tell you what skills you need – I will train you in those skills.
When you’re looking for someone to coach you in something that is so personal, it’s important to find the right person for you. Have a look at my Testimonials page to hear what people say about me as a trainer/coach and teacher. If you’re thinking that I might be the right person for you, but you want to be sure, join me for a complimentary 20 minute phone call and let’s see how we get on. You can tell a lot from a conversation. Get in touch with me via the contact page or email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) to arrange a call. I look forward to hearing from you.
I offer professional presentation coaching sessions on a one-to-one basis in person, or online (via Zoom/Facetime). 'Making an Impact' workshops and masterclasses are also available for businesses and corporate clients.
“Working with Julia has been great. She’s really helped me reframe some of the things I was already doing and given fab advice on how to tackle some of the challenges I wanted to overcome which has ultimately resulted in me being offered a new job within a very short period of time!”