BUSINESSES

Public Speaking Training for organisations, businesses and professionals

 

Clear, effective communication can be the difference between success and failure in the business world.  At Confident Communicating we are passionate about helping individuals, leaders and their teams to upskill in the vital art of communication.  We offer individual or group training sessions in all aspects of Public Speaking, Presentation skills and excellent interpersonal skills including speaking in meetings and interviews.

No company or organisation is exactly the same; different businesses and cultures require an individual perspective and approach. In the world of Communication, it is certainly NOT ‘one size fits all’!  Confident Communicating loves to work with and help managers to train their staff in  aspects of public speaking and interpersonal skills that are relevant to your unique workplace needs.  We are experts at developing the most effective strategy and training delivery for your managerial needs. This flexible and adaptable approach has seen many satisfied clients.

Group work followed by one to one follow up sessions is one highly popular approach; alternatively, large group followed by smaller groups; group work only or one to one training are also popular options for businesses and individuals wanting to develop their speaking skills.

 

“Well done, Sarah – a big tick from all of us. You uniquely met our very specific training needs. The exercises and role play were practical and very useful, my team and I look forward to putting them into practise.”  CK, Manager, Sydney Consulting firm

“As a business leader, the ability to engage and build relationships is crucial to success.  As part of that, communicating – having a clear, well-articulated point of view and being able to ‘get it across’ convincingly – is something working with Sarah enables.  Her enthusiasm and passion, coupled to sound technical abilities, set her apart.  The time I spent with her was invaluable.  It gave me clear insights into the ‘art of the possible’ in communications training – I’d highly recommend Confident Communicating to Business, Government and Civil Service leaders  looking to grow their influence through effective engagement.”   CW, CEO, Sydney

“Aside from being a consummate professional, Sarah’s method helped me personally to improve my poise and presence during presentations. I worked with her for a few months and her support also helped my confidence with thinking on my feet type of presentations and creation of materials for decks with clientele/employees throughout Asia Pacific.”   J.V, HR, J & J

“Sarah provided tips and techniques that were effective and easy to put into practice in both professional and personal settings. She took the time to know me to identify my specific weaknesses and tailored the curriculum to address my unique issues. Overall, I have definitely benefited from my sessions with Sarah and would not hesitate to recommend her.”   H.M, Manager, PwC

“We have been very busy since I met with Sarah, working on a really big project. This project was the real reason for my original contact with her and the staff presentation that I came to her for help with was for my part really internal training. Over the last 2 months we have been around the world presenting our business to investors, with the intention of running an IPO to fund future growth. During this time I have presented to more than 700 people and have done close to 100 presentations in groups of all different sizes. This process came to a very successful conclusion today. Sarah fit me in at very short notice and the training she provided was a massive help. I can say I am now very comfortable standing in front of a large crowd with a microphone!”   A.M, CFO, Sydney

 

‘Presenting Yourself with Confidence’  – skills that will change your life!

This course covers the basics of good communication skills

  • The importance of relaxation
  • Proper support for your voice
  • Developing impacting vocal skills
  • Non-verbal communication
  • Handling nerves
  • Practise at spontaneous group speaking
  • Preparing and organising material
  • Using visual aids
  • Using space effectively
  • Practise and critiquing of prepared speeches
  • Practise at impromptu speaking
  • Role play
  • Preparing mentally as well as physically
  • And much more!

 

I have been working in the business arena for over 20 years but have always been terrified of making presentations.  With great skill and patience Sarah helped me to prepare for a major presentation I was giving. Under her guiding hand, and after understanding the importance of practise, I was able to stand up boldly for the first time in my career and deliver an excellent report.”  NW – Marketing Exec, Sydney 

“I had the pleasure of attending one of Sarah’s courses.  She very knowledgeably and gently helped me to overcome my fear of public speaking.  The course was practical, empowering and life changing. Thank you Sarah for your amazing gift at developing Confident Communicators! ”   JP – Business Owner, Sydney

“I really enjoyed the sessions and took a lot from them. Apparently I did a great job at the conference … Thank you so much!”  AC, Music Industry Exec

“It was such a great experience and my presentation went really well. It was a huge conference .. All of your training and support stood me in good stead, and I adjusted my sessions to fit my audience… I followed all your recommendations to prepare myself for the presentation – and then thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Thank you for your steady guidance in the lead up. I couldn’t have done it without you.”  ST, Educator

“I’m so relieved it’s (the presentation) is over but it went well! I’ve had heaps of compliments …. Thank you so much.”  NE, HR professional

Bespoke Communication Courses and ESL

Do you have members of your team who mumble and don’t know what to say; find it difficult to make eye contact; have a fear of standing up in front of people and presenting to colleagues or clients?  Do you have team members who have great things to say but are hard to understand due to strong accents?Whatever your specific communication training needs we can work with you to deliver the results you require, either in a group setting and/or individually.

“Well done, Sarah – a big tick from all of us. You uniquely met our very specific training needs. The exercises and role play were practical and very useful, my team and I look forward to putting them into practise.”  CK, Manager, Sydney Consulting firm

The training not only improved my communication skills significantly, but also my confidence dramatically as well. It was great to go through this training which showed me the path to speak English clearly. I enjoyed the training. Sarah is an excellent teacher and I would highly recommend her.

 LW – Medical Specialist, Sydney (Chinese speaker)

“I am very happy to have learned public speaking skills from Sarah Meijer, she helped me to become the speaker I am today.  I had two main problems with doing all the presentations and public speaking that my job required of me: the first was that I had a very soft voice and secondly, English is not my first language therefore I needed to improve my enunciation to ensure clarity of speech. When I approached Sarah, she immediately identified that I needed to learn how to project my voice and work on my pronunciation. In addition I used to speak very fast and because of my accent it was difficult for people to understand me.  Sarah helped me to pronounce my words and soften my accent so that I could be understood and use different words with confidence.  I have slowed down in my speech and have become one of the best presenters in my field and glad to say I now help others to improve their public speaking and presentation skills!”

LM – Political Advisor, London

 

International Work

Confident Communicating will travel to your offshore locations providing tailored solutions for your team’s communication needs whether in call centres, IT departments or as part of senior management development.

 

Personal Development

Many professional people have benefited from Sarah’ individual sessions.

 

Interview Practice

Confident Communicating offers excellent preparation for job interviews including practical advice and role play.

 

Enhancement Sessions

Having had some training with Confident Communicating you may continue to hone your skills through regular or occasional ongoing enhancement sessions.