Are you looking for
- a gentle way in to public speaking training
- a safe space to explore what’s holding you back
- the chance to work on a particular aspect (voice, body-language, content)
- feedback and coaching for a special event?
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A gentle way in to public speaking training
For some people, working with a group on public speaking doesn’t feel appropriate. It may feel too daunting, or perhaps they just want to take things one step at a time. Individual coaching allows us to explore the speaking landscape at a pace suited to the needs and interests of the client.
A safe space to explore
There may be underlying issues you feel are holding you back. Many of us have had challenging experiences in the past – perhaps the way we experienced communication growing up, or maybe a particular presentation that didn’t go as well as we’d have liked. It can sometimes be helpful to explore what’s happened and look at new ways to move forward.
Developing specific skills
Everybody is different, and in a group environment it’s not always possible to work in depth on the needs of one person. Individual coaching can give you the space and time you need to develop a specific skill or skill set like speaking loud enough, learning to pause and breathe, eliminating ‘ums’ and ‘ers’, identifying a key message, answering questions, etc.
Preparing for a speaking event
Weddings, TED talks, key-note presentations, pitching for investment … If you’ve got an important event coming up, practice is essential – and getting feedback on your rehearsals can really help strengthen your delivery. You can also try out new ways of doing things, be filmed to see more objectively how you’re coming across, and get so familiar with your material that you can relax and really enjoy giving your talk on the day.
If you are considering individual coaching, do just get in touch. I offer free 15 minute phone consultations where we can discuss if and how coaching can support you.
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING
"I wanted to discover how to become a more authentic public speaking presence on stage and after 2 days I left feeling that presence when walking down the street, at work, at home and on a stage. Millie is a gifted facilitator and creates a great environment to learn and explore, with some challenging and enjoyable exercises that helped me to learn through being more attuned my experiences. I highly recommend The Speaking Adventure for anyone who aspires to being their true authentic self while being in front of an audience."
Jason Thompson, Career and Business Coach, Sparklite Coaching
"I love The Speaking Adventure. Being in professional speaking since 2011 I got SO MUCH out of Millie's training. It's a fundamental building stone for any speaker, especially when it comes to authenticity and audience connection. Before you go anywhere else to develop your speaking skills, contact Millie first!"
Annik Petrou, Speaker and Trainer, Pony Express
"Working with Millie transformed my relationship to public speaking: she taught me to be in the moment and trust myself. I have a lot more fun standing up in front of an audience these days."
Fred Deakin, Professor of Interactive Digital Arts, London University of the Arts
"A top notch experience for novice and experienced speakers alike."
Calvin Niles, Speaker, Author, Entrepreneur
"One of the most moving, profound, and skilfully facilitated workshops I have attended. If you’re looking to deepen your speaking skills, find your voice, and speak from a place of quiet confidence, this workshop is for you."
Nathalie Nahai, The Web Pyschologist
"I highly recommend The Speaking Adventure. It’s great not only for trainers but anyone presenting, public speaking or wanting to find their authentic voice. In a safe environment, you push your personal boundaries and go out of your comfort zone to come out the other end a changed person. I urge you to try it out, it truly is a fantastic learning and personal development experience."