How would you like a better experience when it comes to addressing an audience?
Imagine a time when facing your audience might feel exhilarating...
What would you like to work on?
Whether it’s an audience of one, or one thousand, communicating to an audience can often be a daunting prospect. As a communication and public-speaking coach I’m here to provide you with skills, techniques and support to enable you to connect positively with your listeners and to get your message across clearly.
Anxieties around communicating with an audience are very common. Do you have sleepless nights before an important presentation? Does chairing the weekly meeting fill you with dread? Is the thought of an upcoming interview bringing a knot to your stomach? It doesn’t have to be that way. My approaches will help you confront your communication demons. It’s a question of changing your mindset and learning some powerful techniques that will bring you confidence and get you in flow.
It’s been suggested that one’s ability to speak to an audience is a key factor in our career progression. So how might greater confidence and better developed communication techniques improve your potential? I have rich insight and experience in this area that I’m ready to share with you.
Is this something that has held you back for far too long? Or are you on your way to tackling your communication demons, but would like to develop greater skill in the art of communicating your ideas? Whatever your level of comfort in front of an audience our work together could be the springboard for a tranformation in the way you convey your message.
My work with clients is about enabling them to speak to their listeners with confidence, clarity and authenticity. No matter how big, or small their audience. And whatever their area of work. I have a wide range of techniques and approaches to share and many years of experience in front of an audience.
So let’s take your communication skills to the next level.
It’s not what you say, but the way that you say it…
The bars below show Professor Albert Merabian’s Rule for Personal Communication. “The non-verbal elements are particularly important for communicating feelings and attitude, especially when they are incongruent: if words and body language disagree one tends to believe the body language.”
Albert Mehrabian is Professor Emeritus of Psychology at UCLA and has pioneered our understanding of communication.
- Percentage of our message derived from body language signals 55% 55%
- Percentage of our message derived from voice and tone 38% 38%
- Percentage of our message derived from our actual words 7% 7%
When you’re talking to your audience who is in control? Are you commanding the room’s attention? Are you fully communicating your message?
It’s quite natural to feel overly self-conscious. After all the fear of how others evaluate us is one of our greatest stressors.
I’m an ICF accredited coach and an NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) Master Practitioner. These disciplines in addition to my extensive performance background have given me some powerful methods and approaches to get to the root of a client’s needs.
Would you like to develop better vocal technique? Would you like to like the sound of your own voice more? Would you like clearer, crisper diction? My years as an actor have given me huge experience in the realms of vocal training.
My observations have led me to believe that often those who can’t be heard, actually don’t want to be heard. So let’s work on that first.
And once we’ve achieved that, we can work towards improving your breath control, voice production, resonance and articulation.
Above all, I love to help clients find a relaxation in front of an audience, that allows them to discover a creative agility in responding to the needs of the whole room.
“Leap and the net will appear.”
Does all this scare the daylights out of you? Does each pitch you deliver give you ‘stage fright’? Even seasoned performers can suffer from such anxiety. We’re human. And nobody likes to look foolish in front of the group.
The thing is that in order to continue progressing in your career (and if you stay where you are, it’s the same as going backwards) you’re going to need to face that audience sometime soon.
My approach utilises a range of exercises and visualisations that will help us uncover the underlying causes for your anxiety and help you to face your fears – and your audience!
If you're interested in working with me, or you have any questions, please do get in touch, to arrange a free telephone consultation. I'd be happy to hear from you. Just click on the button below.