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 and group training sessions in all aspects of Public Speaking, Presenting and excellent interpersonal skills – including speaking in meetings, interviews and telephone work.
Bespoke Communication Courses
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 or individual sessions.
No company or organisation is exactly the same; different businesses and cultures require an individual perspective and approach. In the arena of effective Communication, it is certainly NOT ‘one size fits all’! Confident Communicating loves to work with and help organisations to train staff in the context of their unique workplace. We are experts at developing individualised training and this flexible and adaptable approach has seen many delighted clients.
Group work followed by one to one follow up sessions is one highly popular approach for businesses and individuals wanting to enhance their speaking skills.
‘Presenting Yourself with Confidence’
Our proven, foundational course covers all the basics of good communication skills and includes:
- The importance of relaxation
- Proper support for your voice
- Developing impacting vocal skills
- Non-verbal communication
- Handling nerves
- 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!
Confident Communicating has had much success in helping clients, for whom English is their second language, to vastly improve clarity of speech, enunciation, pronunciation, vocabulary and phraseology.
Increasingly individuals are understanding the need to take ownership for their own personal development; and either with the support of an employer or on their own initiative, Confident Communicating can play an important part in assisting people to achieve a higher level of effectiveness and confidence in their communication and interpersonal skills.
First Impressions are everything … Confident Communicating offers excellent preparation for job interviews including handling nerves, body language, vocal techniques and role play.
We work with many businesses, NPO’s, NGO’s and charities.
Here are some of them.
We pride ourselves in our ability to tailor our services to the unique needs of each client. The courses are individually designed to meet the needs of your business or organisation.
What our clients say about us
“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.”
“Sarah has vast experience in helping individuals become accomplished presenters. She helps individuals and teams to become effective and accomplished communicators. She has worked with my colleagues in developing their presenting and voice skills and I happily recommend her.”
“Thank you again for running two brilliant sessions. The feedback has all been so positive …”
“Thanks very much, your training sessions were terrific and we all enjoyed them.”
“Sarah’s coaching was a memorable and constructive event for a mixed group of attendees. It was upbeat and much enjoyed.”
“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. “
“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!”