It’s often said that knowledge is power, but without the ability to communicate, knowledge is only potential. My job is to help you materialize your potential by using the simple principle of reverse engineering…as applied to public speaking. Contact me to discuss how we might work together on your next presentation.
My approach is to first study your presentation style, content and method. I break these down into smaller, more manageable elements, then demonstrate how to rework and reconstruct your material by applying a system of techniques for improvement. You’ll receive immediate tangible results and, importantly, a complete understanding of the mechanics for improving spoken material – an asset you’ll take forward and apply in the future.
Individuals: Every person has their own particular style. Often, in order to reach your peak potential, you have to bend or break the rules that are given out in more generalized public speaking instruction. By choosing individual coaching you’ll gain insight to your specific strengths and weaknesses more quickly. Private instruction gives me the opportunity to help you develop unique, personalized solutions that will maintain your authentic style while taking it to a whole new level. Whether you are looking to work on a specific presentation, learn more about how to engage your audiences, or you want a complete overhaul of your speaking technique, I work flexibly with you to accommodate your business environment, your schedule and your focus.
Groups: Group coaching is available and has the added advantage of bringing a team together in a way that is both fun and highly instructional. The group size is limited to a maximum of 9 to ensure the benefits of one-on-one instruction. Group sessions are designed so that during the process of deconstruction and rebuilding members of the group get to learn a great deal about one another. This information can then be applied to maximizing the potentials of the group as well as those of each individual. Everyone comes away with improved speaking skills. and a clear picture of how to best work as a team. Group coaching is especially effective for management or sales teams, and for integrating new staff members.
Some Bedside Reading
Some articles I did for the CGAs of BC, Outlook Magazine: