Executive Coaching in Presentation Skills & Public Speaking

  • Want some specific help with your next presentation or speech?
  • Too busy to take one or two days away from work?
  • Need to have some confidentiality?
  • Want some quality time with a specialist trainer?
  • Want a training organisation with an excellent reputation?
  • Need a highly personalised practical approach?
  • Want tangible results in the shortest amount of time?

Why 121 Coaching?

Our 121 coaching is an intensive method of training designed for those who are looking to master the craft of presenting over a short period of time. 

The coaching is tailored to your specific needs depending on your personal requirements, to help you become a highly skilled and engaging speaker.

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

The on-going feedback you receive from your trainer will be detailed and specific to your particular needs.  This can also include video as an additional form of feedback during the sessions.

Where does the coaching take place?

Skillstudio offer One to One Executive Coaching in Presentation Skills and Public Speaking in the following areas throughout the UK:-

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

The coaching can take place either at your premises or at ours - the choice is yours.

(We also run public courses and seminars in London, Birmingham, Manchester, Leeds, Glasgow and Edinburgh and in-house training throughout the UK and Europe.)

So how does it work?

We regularly work with a wide range of senior managers and executives from all business and public sectors. We recognise that each person is different, with different business pressures and different training requirements. Hence our one to one training sessions are customised to your specific needs.

Telecon consultation with trainer

The first step usually involves an initial 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 with them your key requirements and expectations.

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?

We normally organise our 121 coaching into half day (up to 3.25 hours) or full day (up to 6.5 hours) sessions.  Although the actual coaching content is customised to your particular needs, here is a sample of the typical areas that may be covered:

  • Building confidence and dealing with nerves and common fears
  • Developing a more engaging and influential speaking style
  • Using the power of non-verbal communication to influence your message
  • Creating a powerful and more influential message
  • Building stronger rapport with your audiences
  • Presenting with greater impact and influence when speaking to international audiences
  • Dealing with questions and more challenging situations
  • Thinking on your feet and developing the ability to be spontaneous when under pressure
  • Refining your current presentation technique
  • Adapting your style for different types of presentations
  • Developing a your own personal style for maximum influence and impact on your audiences

A typical coaching session would follow the following approach:

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

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 presentations. 

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 presenting and need to prepare for your first important presentation or are a highly experienced speaker but now want to refine your presentation delivery techniques 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 one to one training in the London, Reading, Oxford, Milton Keynes, Leicester, Birmingham, Manchester, Leeds, Glasgow, Edinburgh 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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Like more information on Skillstudio training courses?

First Presentation Skills Training for people who have little or no experience of presenting and who need to take the plunge in the near future.

Effective Presentation Skills Training for people with experience of presenting who want to improve their confidence and delivery skills and make more of an impact in front of their audience.

Advanced Presentation Skills Training for highly experienced presenters who want to fine tune their delivery style and speak with more power and conviction.

Effective Communications Skills Training for people who want to make more of an personal impact at work.




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