One-on-One Training and Group Training
“You can’t teach a person anything, you can only help him to discover it in himself.”
Presenting before an audience is no longer limited to just the work environment – be it at a wedding or other festive event. But few people were born with the ability to speak freely and with confidence. With me you will learn to master an ad-lib speech, to present yourself authentically and be poised in the process, to come across competently and convincingly.
In an initial meeting we will first of all establish what you would like to change and with which goal. Following that I will analyze the “present situation” during the first training unit and determine our primary field of action and goals. Aspects such as body posture and attitude/mind-set, gestures, facial expression, breathing, articulation, speed of speech and loudness as well as movement and eye contact will be looked at. The connection between mind and body during speech becomes apparent with statements such as “It’s choking me” or “I have a lump in my throat”. Because speaking is not a mere movement of the mouth, but the action of more than one hundred muscles, a professional must always see it in its entirety.
Depending upon goal and person, specific exercises geared to precise articulation, tempo of speech as well as melody and breathing will help you. Proven and effective acting techniques are also used in the process. In this way your strengths can be brought forward through various exercises without losing your authenticity. This lets you achieve a substantially greater authenticity and aplomb in everything that you present or want to convey in a discussion. An appreciation of your effort and foremost your knowledge is an automatic result.
Don’t forget: Practice makes perfect!
You will receive short form handouts to go with the exercises so that you can practice and further deepen what you learned; this is the only way to achieve lasting changes.
“The greatest honor one can bestow upon a person is to trust in him.”
(Matthias Claudius, German poet 1740-1815)
Important for my work, especially for one-on-one coaching, is of course trust on both sides. That is why an extensive initial interview is held in order to get to know one another.