If you are a politician or an actor and you need to improve your spoken English, diction, dialogue, speech delivery and pronunciation, why not try our voice training course?
If you are the Keynote Speaker at a business function or conference, or a speaker at a wedding, we offer personal speech coaching to improve your personal or business speech delivery, as well as one on one speech training for perfect voice projection and pronunciation.
Learn how you can present at a world class level at business meetings, where communication skills are key to achieving sales outcomes and results and improve your business sales and presentation abilities.
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The SpeechCoach Program, 'Presentation Skills Training for Professionals', covers information mapping, writing, editing, rehearsing and delivering a polished presentation. Recommended for keynote speakers, executives, entrepreneurs and salespeople.
The Voice Makeover Program is a flexible coaching program designed to suit individual needs. This Program includes voice enrichment, voice projection, vocal variety, diction and speech clarity. Recommended for professional speakers, actors, trainers, coaches and sales people.
Our English Pronunciation & Accent Reduction Program uncovers the secrets of speaking English fluently. It includes techniques to reduce unwanted accent and maximise speech clarity. Recommended for people born overseas, including doctors, engineers, accountants, teachers and telemarketers.
If you are speaking at a wedding or are the keynote speaker at a conference, we offer speech coaching to improve speech delivery, voice projection and pronunciation.
Do You Need A Speech Coach?
Do You Need A Speech Coach?
The Advantages Of Hiring A Presentation Consultant
Bill Cole, MS, MA
Founder and CEO
William B. Cole Consultants
Silicon Valley, California
With all the hundreds of books written about how to write and give a speech, why would anyone want to hire a speech coach? Why would they need one with the huge number of videos and DVDs on speech-giving success? Why do people feel the need to take large group classes on presentation skills when they can simply learn the material on their own?
Why do some people like the guidance of a private speech coach?
One answer is that they can't learn it on their own. Another is that people enjoy being with a real person they can interact with when learning. Still another is that learning the "facts and nuts and bolts" about giving a speech is not the entire speech. There's much. much more.
. There's the almost ineffable mental and emotional side of a presentation.
. There's the artistry of how to construct, stage and perform a memorable speech.
. There's the ability to read the audience and being able to give them what they want and
what they need.
In short, books on public speaking serve a wonderful purpose, but for anyone serious about being excellent on the platform, they are usually not enough.
People looking for a presentation coach ask, "What are the advantages to having a speech coach?" The number one answer is personalized feedback. A coach can help you see what you are doing and make simple adjustments that can save you months and years of trial and error on your own.
Here are some of the reasons people say they are glad they have a coach at their side. Coaching helps them:
1. Learn to speak like a leader.
2. Master the art of the high-stakes presentation.
3. Jump up a level faster than any book can teach.
4. Practice their talks in a safe, low-pressure environment.
5. Practice variations of their speech and make mid-course adjustments in the moment.
In short, the major reasons to hire a presentation coach for one-on-one training, instead of taking a public speaking class or reading a book are these:
1. To rapidly shorten your learning curve.
2. To get personalized, custom feedback on the spot.
3. To instantly reduce mistakes you are making on the platform.
4. The value add a coach brings to the table.
If you find the right coach for you, the synergy can be magical. You'll make more progress than you ever dreamed. Remember that there are various levels of presentation coaches. Here are some of the attributes of a top-flight presentation coach. Such a coach:
1. Has the judgment to know what will work for you, and what will not.
2. Knows what to do right away for your level of experience.
3. Can go any direction you like at any moment.
4. Knows what speaking advice to avoid.
5. Is or was on the speaking circuit.
6. Has written speeches for people.
7. Regularly publishes articles on presentation skills.
8. Maintains a busy coaching practice.
9. Has many satisfied speech coaching clients from numerous fields.
If you are one of those people who learn well from books, audios and videos, more power to you. You may still want to consider working with a speech coach to fill in the gaps that these learning aids can't address.
Dream about your goals in speaking, set some objectives and time lines, assess your strengths and weaknesses, and then decide if you have the tools and abilities to go where you want to go. If you want to go higher than you dreamed and get there faster, with less stress, consider working with a presentation coach.
Good luck to you!
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