Do you struggle to confidently speak to groups?
Could your skills be improved?
Being able to speak well is a key component to delivering your message in a professional manner especially in the competitive marketplace of the 21st century.
Presentations need to be able to be delivered in person and online. Some people may feel comfortable in one domain more than the other. Some people may not feel confident in any domain to speak to groups. Even so, it is becoming more important than ever before to be be able to confidently share the company's message to clients, team members and stakeholders. It also places you in a strong position when you're wanting to advance in your career.
Here's why this training is so important today
The competitive marketplace of the 21st century means that being able to speak confidently, whether to groups, in meetings or in interviews is an essential skill.
Investing in your presentation skills helps to increase your confidence with your approach to speaking to groups. You will be given a structure to follow that will enable you to confidently prepare for every presentation in a timely manner. No one wants to waste their time listening to a speaker who appears ill-prepared and uncomfortable speaking to them. Being able to engage your audience means that you are more likely to achieve the objectives of your presentation.
Developing your speaking skills will help to highlight your abilities and expertise in your role. In turn, you are more likely to be ready and embrace new opportunities as they arise.
What you will learn
You will learn how to:
- Overcome nerves before and during a presentation
- Structure a presentation to appeal to the audience
- Use your voice and body language to communicate effectively to a group
- Deliver a presentation in a way that will get your message across
- Think on your feet when fielding questions
- Consider slide design to enhance your message
- Differentiate the requirements of an in person presentation versus an online presentation
- Prepare a presentation and yourself with short notice
To make the most of our coaching time together, we'll have a 20-minute online session to discuss your objectives, what we'll cover and when we'll meet. This will also be an opportunity for you to ask any questions that you may have prior to our first session. By completing this preparation session it will enable us to focus on your specific training needs during the coaching sessions.
Weekly tips for 3 months
A refresher always helps you to continue practising good speaking habits.
Although it's good practise to review your notes from the course, most people rarely find the time to do so.
The short weekly tips helps to remind you of good presentation habits and how you can implement each tip immediately.
4 weeks of email support (Premium Option Only)
Questions often arise after a training session when a person is working on applying the skills on a daily basis. Knowing that you have support to check your understanding to apply the skills well can mean the difference between making progress and becoming more productive to falling back into bad habits.
The Premium Option Special Bonus provides 4 weeks of email support following the final session. During this time, you can ask any questions that you may have about your presentations.
"I have gained more confidence in being able to speak in front of people. I've also learnt some tricks on how to use my nerves to work for me not against me. I will still need to continue to practise when it comes to handling my nerves but I feel more confident now than I did originally. This course has helped me to not only improve my communication skills but also the confidence to deliver presentations."
"This is unique coaching. It's great."
"I found the course very practical. Today I am more confident to stand in front of people and deliver a speech. Thank you, Maria."
"Maria has been great in tailoring the online sessions to my specific needs so that I can engage my team members to all work toward our business goals. The difference in timezone has not been an issue and I've been able to have my sessions at a time that suited me."
"Maria was exceptional. Her weekly points were clearly explained. She made me personally feel good about myself and brought out the best in me with areas I can work on with my presentations."
"I've been lacking in confidence in order to present to a group of people I'm not familiar with. As I progress further in my career, I feel it's vital to have the Public Speaking skills as a strong communication device in a face-to-face environment. The biggest gain has been my self-confidence. Being advised where my strengths and weaknesses lie is so important. I have been taught breathing skills, how to project my voice clearly and pace my speeches more effectively.
I will be able to structure my speeches effectively without just reading from the material. I will also be able to keep eye contact with the audience and deliver a speech with a beginning, middle and end. Slowing down the speech provides me with the ability to focus on the relevant points and deliver a punchy presentation."
Frequently Asked Questions
How is the training delivered?
The training is delivered via online coaching sessions with each session tailored to your specific requirements.
Who conducts the coaching sessions?
The coaching sessions are delivered by me (Maria Pantalone). I am there every step of the way to answer questions, provide support and feedback.
How many sessions are included?
We begin with a complimentary 20-minute clarification session to discuss your objectives and prioritise what can be achieved in the time we have together. The program consists of 6 one-hour sessions at a time that suits your schedule. Each coaching session is 1 hour in length to minimise the time away from your work and to maximise the amount of material that can be covered, hence benefitting you and your learning.
What if I want to focus on one specific area that I know needs improving?
We will discuss your requirements and adjust the program to meet your needs. Each session is tailored to your needs so that you receive the maximum benefit and are able to immediately apply the skills to your presentations.
Do I get support?
You will receive:
- Feedback on your presentation skills and suggestions for improvement.
- Weekly tips for 3 months to help you improve your speaking skills.
- Email support for 4 weeks following the final session (Premium Option).
How will I benefit from this training?
- You will develop the confidence to prepare and deliver a presentation at short notice.
- You will understand the components of a presentation that will help you connect with your audience.
- You will be able to critique your presentations in a constructive manner and this awareness will enable you to continuously improve your skills.
- You will become more confident and productive in your role.
- Improved speaking skills will help you to step up to new opportunities.
What if I only want a few one-off sessions to brush up on my skills?
If you'd prefer not to take advantage of this package and would like one-off sessions, let me know your requirements so that we can discuss what would work best for you. If you know exactly what you want, you can book your sessions here.
You can choose between the Regular and Premium options for this training.
* All amounts are in Australian dollars (AUD). If you are located outside of Australia, the GST (10% tax) amount will be removed when you enter your country during the checkout process. You can use this currency converter to work out your investment for the course.
What if you find after the first session, this training isn't right for you?
I understand that coaching doesn't suit everyone. If after the first session you decide that it's not for you,
then I'll refund the remainder of the sessions.
Complete the form below so that the sessions can be tailored to address your requirements for the training.