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Coaching for Public Speaking & Presentations

Public Speaking Courses

Public speaking is learning the art of engaging and stimulating the minds of your audience through confident and comfortable delivery of information.

The Speaking Coach offers public speaking coaching and courses that are tailored to your individual strengths and weaknesses.

You will learn to communicate more effectively, listen differently, and change the way you react to situations.

Applying my training you will be able to gain confidence in speaking to an audience! I provide coaching that covers professional presentations, business meetings, and speeches for any occasion. Some of the focus areas you can expect to work on are:

  • Vocal skills (articulation, projection, modulation)
  • Public speaking skills (how to structure and present prepared and impromptu speeches)
  • Positive and confident body language (posture, eye contact)
  • Communication skills (presenting, listening, persuading, giving and receiving feedback)
  • Dealing with nerves, stress, and anxiety
  • Building self-esteem and confidence

Below are some different forms of public speaking I provide coaching on:

Talk/Present to an Audience

  • Overcoming stress and tension
  • Connecting with your audience
  • Body language, eye contact
  • Identifying core messages and the real purpose of the presentation
  • Tone, pace, and pitch
  • Using humour, imagery and anecdotes
  • Appropriate dress and image
  • Rehearsing and evaluating
  • Effective use of Visual aids
  • Writing and arranging presentation material

Facilitation skills for groups

  • Creating an inclusive environment
  • Communicating clear guidelines and instructions
  • Group dynamics (and how to manage them)
  • Empathy and active listening
  • Verbal skills
  • Conflict management and consensus-building

Speeches and toasts

  • Preparation
  • Structure and flow
  • Using appropriate stories for the whole audience
  • Being clear why you are speaking
  • Using pace and pauses to ensure everyone can hear

Deliver a eulogy

  • Checking accuracy of research on names and facts
  • Highlighting the challenges and triumphs of the person's life
  • Picking a theme - using stories to illustrate the theme
  • Preparing opening and closing statements
  • Using pauses to allow listeners to absorb your words

Run Effective Meetings & workshops

  • Preparing
  • Opening and closing
  • Speaking persuasively to reports
  • Body language
  • Maintaining focus
  • Making it relevant
  • Resolving conflict
  • Using anecdotes and examples
  • Meeting protocols

Using your voice more effectively

  • How the voice works
  • Relaxation techniques
  • Fundamental breathwork
  • Pitch, pace, and volume
  • Articulation (otherwise known as ‘good diction’)

Professional Recognition

The Speaking Coach also offer clients the option to obtain recognised qualifications in professional speaking through Speech NZ.

This can be a great addition to your CV. These qualifications are aimed at those who would like to develop personal confidence and effective oral language skills in the workplace.

Check out the Professional Speaking syllabus here.

The syllabus encourages formal and informal speaking situations appropriate to professional and personal presentations.