Executive Public Speaking Coaching

  • Need some expert help with an important speech?
  • Want some quality time with a specialist trainer?
  • Want a training organisation with an excellent reputation?
  • Want tangible results in the shortest amount of time?

Why consider 121 coaching?

Our 121 coaching is an intensive method of training that's ideal if you want to master the art of public speaking in the shortest possible time. Its also ideal if you'd like some expert help preparing for a specific speech or presentation. The coaching is always tailored to your personal requirements and its also totally confidential.

Our approach is very practical and allows you to develop key skills and techniques through exercises, critique, practice and review.

The on-going feedback you receive from your trainer will be detailed and specific to your particular needs. And in addition, we often use video playback as an aid to your skills development.

Where do we coach?

Our 1-2-1 Executive Coaching in Public Speaking takes place in the following areas throughout the UK:-

  • London
  • Oxford
  • Leicester
  • York
  • Stirling
  • Reading
  • Birmingham
  • Manchester
  • Edinburgh
  • Dundee
  • Milton Keynes
  • East Midlands
  • Leeds
  • Glasgow
  • Aberdeen

Coaching can take place either at your premises or at our venue - the choice is yours.

So how does it work?

We regularly work with a wide range of senior managers and executives from most business and public sectors. We recognise that each person is different, with different business pressures and different training requirements.

Initial consultation with your trainer

The first step usually involves a conversation with one of our training consultants to identify your particular needs.  The consultant will then select a specialist trainer and arrange for them to call you.  This gives you the opportunity to speak with the actual trainer who will be coaching you and discuss your key requirements and expectations with them.

This call is free of charge and without any obligation but ensures that, (if you decide to go ahead), we are able to make the best possible use of your time in the actual training session.

Pre-Coaching support

We are also happy to provide any other guidance or answer any questions you might have before a coaching session – either by telephone or email.

What is typically covered in public speaking coaching?

A typical 1-2-1 coaching session will use the following approach:

  • Initial practice – we normally ask you to bring a short speech or presentation
  • Diagnostic review to identify your current strengths and development areas
  • Series of practical exercises to develop your skills further and apply them to your speech
  • Review and further practice to consolidate and further develop and fine-tune your skills
  • Evaluation to assess your progress and set targets for further development

Although the actual coaching content is customised to your own needs, here are some of the typical areas that might be covered:

  • Overcoming your fear of public speaking
  • Becoming more confident when speaking in public
  • Developing a more engaging and influential speaking style
  • Using the power of non-verbal communication to influence your audience
  • Creating a powerful and memorable speech
  • Building stronger rapport with your audiences
  • Having greater impact and influence when speaking to international audiences
  • Dealing with questions and more challenging situations
  • Adapting your style for different types of public speaking scenarios
  • Developing your own personal style

Post coaching support – included in the fees

We believe that the coaching doesn’t just end when the session finishes but that it is important that the individuals are encouraged and supported after they have completed the coaching in order to help them maintain and further develop their newly found confidence and skills. 

Skillstudio manual

To help your consolidate and build on the skills that you have developed during the coaching you take away a Skillstudio Manual.   This manual contains a wealth of practical advice & techniques to help your remember what you have learnt and apply to future presentations and further exercises that you can then use to continue your development. 

Ad hoc support via email

We also offer ad-hoc support by email and/or telephone following the coaching, whereby the you can contact us for further help and advice regarding your forthcoming speech. 

Highly respected, creative and experienced trainers

Our trainers have all been hand-picked by Liz Banks our Company Director to ensure that only the highest quality coaching is delivered to our clients.  They come equipped with an extensive business experience and a unique performance background and are therefore highly effective performers and superb communicators in their own right.  

As experts in the use of voice and body language, they will help you develop outstanding communication skills and achieve your goal – whether you are looking for a more commanding or engaging voice or want to have more physical presence when you are speaking in front of your audience.

They will also work with you at your level and pace. Whether you are new to public speaking and need to prepare for your first speech or are a highly experienced speaker but now want to refine your skills to maximise your impact on the audience, our specialist trainers can really help you make that difference.

Read what some of our recent clients have said

"Excellent training and I would recommend it to every consultant in the NHS”
Nader - NHS

“The training was very good, very challenging and very helpful. I thoroughly enjoyed the experience and got a lot from it."
Glyn - Unison

"The 1-1 was highly effective and the tailoring to my needs proved to be beneficial, the examples the trainer shared were also invaluable."
Marc - Essilor

“Good balance of practical demonstrations and discussion. At all times the training related back to specific personal experiences. In terms of the training time a lot was covered and I feel that I have a number of improvements I can take away and use in the future."
Gary - Institution of Civil Engineers

"Well organised and good structure, personal element - time taken to understand the real issues of the delegate. Positive, helpful, relevant and genuine advice and coaching."
Kate - Cambridge Online Business Systems

“Gave me confidence and made me realise my potential. My speech at the conference went extremely well!"
Heval - MESH Planning Tools

" It was a relaxed and infomative training session."
Mark - Committee for Climate Change

...more testimonials

A well established, highly regarded training company

Since 2001 Skillstudio's trainers have worked with thousands of people from well over a thousand companies and organisations throughout the UK and Europe. These organisations have included over 50% of the FTSE 100 companies; International Blue Chip companies through to SME's; Central Government bodies through to local borough and county councils; schools; colleges; universities; hospitals; and charities. We've also worked with numerous company executives and private individuals on a one to one basis and via our public courses.

Click here for more information on our current and recent clients.

What training options are there?

Our trainers are flexible. We can spend a couple of hours or more with you on site several times a month. We can work with you for a half-day or several half days if needed. Or we can spend a day of intensive training with you on a 1-to-1 basis. Ultimately, we will work with you in whatever way we can to maximise the benefit to yourself whilst minimising the disruption to your busy schedule.

You tell us what you want, when you want it and we will do our best to accommodate your requirements in full and at the same time exceed your expectations.

Our training fees

Our fees for public speaking coaching in the London, Reading, Oxford, Milton Keynes, Leicester, Birmingham, Manchester, Leeds, York, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Stirling, Dundee and Aberdeen areas are:-

  • Up to half day (up to 3.25 hours training) - from £690 + VAT
  • Full day (6.5 hours training) - from £1290 + VAT

We can also offer this service outside of training locations listed above, however travel time and expenses would also need to be taken into account.

Want to explore things further?

If you'd like to explore things further with one of our trainers, just complete the form below and then hit the submit button. We'll then get back to you by return.

Alternatively, call us now on +44 (0)8456 444 150.




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