Private Speech Coaching and Consulting Individual Sessions
In our 50 minute session (face-to-face, over the phone, or via Skype or FaceTime) we discuss your own specific goals and challenges, and I give you tailored advice and techniques to take away and use. Follow-up sessions are then scheduled, according to your own needs and diary. You may only need one session, or prefer to have a series, depending on what you want to achieve from the coaching.
Who it’s for:
If you need help creating or refining a specific presentation. I can work with you to pull together a clear, engaging presentation from scratch, using rough notes; or if you already have a great talk prepared, show you how to tweak and refine the content to make it even better!
If you physically can’t get to a public workshop (coaching sessions are available over the phone or Skype)
If you’re not quite ready to face an audience and would like some private ‘pre-group’ support
If you’re frankly terrified and don’t know where to start…but know you have to.
Investment: 1 session: $187 incl. GST
Promotion: 2 Session Special: $330 incl GST
How to Pay: To choose one session and pay online, click the blue ‘BOOK ONLINE’ button below. You can also contact me to pay offline by credit card or direct deposit.
To book the 2 Session Special: 1. Sign up as a new customer by clicking on the link above. 2. Go to the 3rd option down and click on Prepaid Packages. 3. Click on “purchase”, and you’ll be taken to PayPal to pay from your PayPal account – or at the bottom it says “pay with a card”: click on this to pay with your credit card if you don’t have a PayPal account.
Venue: Blackburn, Melbourne. Other venues are possible, additional fees will apply.
If you’d like more information phone: 03 9877 6246; 0403 185 782 or email: sarah(at)improveyourpublicspeaking.com.au
Select your session time online here! Click this button now to choose a time-slot and date:
‘Own the space’ – project confidence, competence and professionalism
Private coaching to help you make the changes you need, if you’re anxious about public speaking or want to improve your presentation skills and become more polished and poised. Learn practical, powerful ways to change permanently how you feel about being in front of a group.
It’s usually the small details which make the biggest difference to your presentation skills. Take away the uncertainty and learn what works for you personally: what to keep, what to add and what to remove, to give your speaking the edge.
“I was able to get my confidence back using techniques suggested by Sarah. She’s a great coach: full of encouragement and a calming influence. Sarah is awesome, so are her techniques” – AV Narayanan, Unified Communications & Collaboration Sales Specialist at Telstra
“Being a lawyer, public speaking is something I have to do regularly. I had previously been a confident speaker until, out of nowhere, I suffered a crisis of confidence. I saw Sarah for two sessions. She was exceptionally understanding and patient. She gave me really practical and specific strategies that worked to not only build my confidence, but to also improve my public speaking resilience, ability and skill.
I highly recommend seeing Sarah if you’re struggling with confidence and/or want a specifically tailored program for improvement.” – Ruth Barson, human rights lawyer, Melbourne
“I wanted to hone my public speaking skills so that I was more comfortable and natural when on stage. Sarah was fantastic at getting to the nub of the items I needed to address. I received practical and impactful coaching. She got great results, is an expert, and the sessions were good value.” – Tracey Cooper, Chairperson – St Kilda Tourism Association, Non Executive Director at Comnicate Melbourne
“Before I met Sarah I had actively avoided any opportunity to present to more than a handful of people and only then under duress. Sarah was highly effective in building my confidence and helping me to let go of my inner (sabotaging) belief that I cannot be a good speaker (with time, focus and practice). I have learnt so much from Sarah about how to manage my nerves and prepare myself psychologically for delivering engaging presentations. I’ve also learnt how to structure my presentations so they are clear for the listener, use vocal variety effectively, how to practice effectively, stand and use gestures. Sarah is an amazing teacher and I can’t recommend her coaching – and course – highly enough.” – Melanie Frok, Change Management & Employee Engagement Strategist
“I had some one-on-one coaching with Sarah to help me craft some messages and speak publicly about my newly published book. I found her extremely knowledgeable and insightful and she helped me to quickly develop an elevator pitch along with a few key messages that I have since used successfully in a number of speaking engagements.
Her manner is thoughtful, honest and sincere and I highly recommend her services for anyone wanting more confidence speaking publicly or, like me, maybe you just need a helping hand to help you stay ‘on message’. Thank you Sarah for your gifts of wisdom, they have served me extremely well.” – Julianne Dowse, author
“As someone with a fear of Public Speaking, I was hesitant to have training in something that I really did not enjoy. Sarah made me feel relaxed instantly, and gave me excellent advice in all aspects of public speaking. Since her training I have conducted two training sessions, both of which went very well. Prior to Sarah’s training I would not have had the courage to do this. I would highly recommend Sarah to anyone looking to improving their presentation and communication skills. Oh, and I did Public Karaoke this weekend – your Public Speaking training definitely worked!” – Beth Buist, Senior Recruitment Consultant Aspect Personnel
“Sarah is a true professional in her chosen field. Upon first meeting with Sarah, my wife and I who were looking for quality one-on-one coaching to help improve our public speaking skills, were blown away by Sarah’s calming nature. Quickly identifying what areas we need to improve on and providing excellent advice and guidance to ensure our skills dramatically improved and our desired information and content delivered effectively to our audience. We recommend Sarah and her services and will continue to use her expertise and guidance in the future. Thank you Sarah.” – Andrew Samuel, Independent Consultants for Arbonne International
“Sarah is one of those rare breed of people who immediately puts people at ease and seems to have an infinite amount of patience and care. Her work in helping me understand strategies in dealing with anxiety and structuring the delivery of a presentation last year has been extremely helpful. I would have no hesitation in recommending Sarah as a personal coach, trainer or as an inspirational speaker in any of your business or personal events.” – Michael Chan, technology professional
“I had really great feedback from my presentation the other week which was terrific. I feel like I’ve come a long way in a short time and I found your sessions invaluable.” – Nicole, Doctor, Melbourne
You don’t have to suffer any longer, or do this alone! Give yourself the benefits of expertise and encouragement from somebody who understands where you’re coming from, and knows how to help.
Examples of what you can learn:
- If you suffer from nerves: the 3 main types of public speaking fear, and exactly what to do about them. This clarity alone can mean a positive, big shift in your approach to speaking
- The 4 things you absolutely must do in order to be competent and coherent ‘in the spotlight’
- Specific physical tools to gain mind and body calmness and control
- How to speak with impact, engage your audience and project authority, warmth, presence
- How to deliver “off the cuff” professionally and seamlessly
“Thank you for your time during our three sessions of one-on-one tutoring.
Thanks to your tailor-made course, I have built up my confidence and taken my fear under control. You have also clarified a lot of my misunderstandings and concerns based on my Asian background. With the skills you have taught me, I’ve now grown to be a confident public speaker, and a better communicator.
Thank you. I’ll definitely recommend you and your coaching to other people.”
Jiajia Dong, account manager, Melbourne
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