In small groups of four to 8 participants, we focus on the central topics and develop the core skills needed to successfully give a presentation or a speech, in a range of different settings. Participants assess their own skill levels, learn new methods for achieving the results they need and practice practical tools by giving presentations in a safe environment. Video recordings and playback allow participants to see themselves as their audience sees them, and demonstrate the progress they make over the course of the seminar. Formats include one to three-day seminars as well as a program of regular, recurring appointments that allow participants to develop their speaking skills continuously over the course of years.

Core topics include:

  • Characteristics of effective speakers
  • Self-assessment
  • Effective preparation
  • How to structure a presentation
  • Using visuals and PowerPoint
  • The psychology and physiology of stage fright
  • Turning nerves into energy
  • Using body language to communicate
  • Dealing with questions
  • Creating and managing audience interaction
  • Dealing with disruptions and interruptions
  • Breathing and voice
  • Eliminating filler words
  • Time management
  • Stimulating discussion


Coaching is an opportunity for each participant to work with me one-to-one, to focus on building the specific skills and capabilities they need in their day-to-day working life. It can be used as part of ongoing development, or as targeted preparation for an important upcoming presentation. Whether you're new to speaking in public or an experienced speaker, an outside point of view and expert appraisal can improve your skill set and put you in the driving seat of your own professional development.