Individual Coaching Program

Have you ever avoided opportunities to speak in public?  You may have had a past experience which has stayed with you and caused you embarrassment.  Why not learn to manage nervous energy instead of it holding you back in your career and in your life? Learning to speak confidently is life changing!

Speak2us offers a six-week coaching program for individuals who wish to speak with confidence.  You will learn to construct and communicate your important messages effectively and to confidently promote yourself and your organisation. This may be at conferences, seminars, presentations, meetings, teleconferences, video, in your business networks, or to media.

We begin with the fundamentals of public speaking preparation:

  • impact
  • appearance
  • breathing
  • stance and movement
  • voice development
  • vocal variety
  • audience engagement.

We apply these techniques to your individual speaking roles.

Aspects covered and techniques practised include:

  • building self-confidence as a speaker
  • preparation of content and performance
  • structure of presentations
  • advice on content and use of audio visual equipment
  • connecting with your audience
  • answering audience questions
  • preparing for video and teleconferencing
There is nothing, absolutely nothing,  that will move you more quickly towards your goals than the ability to think on your feet, choose the right words and speak with confidence.

Business Owners

When it comes to promoting your business, every opportunity counts! Become the best “voice” for your business.

You will learn to develop presentations that communicate and promote your business. From your “elevator speech” to your sales pitch for proposals and tenders.  You will learn how to keep your message clear and persuasive.

We:

  • ensure you maximise your impact when speaking to clients
  • help you structure, edit and rehearse your presentations
  • advise you on the use of visual aids (such as PowerPoint) to communicate effectively with your audience.

“Thank you for the confidence you instilled in me through our speaking sessions.  Not only am I able to speak with more confidence, but you tailored each session in a way that has given me valuable insights into my career and business. You are extremely professional, and a real pleasure to work with”.
Luke C, Personal Performance Coach

Pitch Coaching

Speak2us will work with you to structure and prepare your perfect pitch to an investor or customer. You will learn to put your pitch together – from brainstorming to perfecting and presenting to your audience.

“The day was action-packed. Four very different sessions, where Sofia adapted seamlessly to different levels of energy and ability. With a common theme: everyone left with a tangible sense of what to do next to improve their pitches. An absolute pleasure and privilege to see Sofia in action… a double-whammy master class in public speaking and in workshopping.”
Timothea Horn, Innovation ACT 

Speak with confidence

Whatever your purpose, Speak2us will help you to develop your skills as a presenter, so that you can speak with confidence and clarity.

Sofia has helped many of my clients become confident public speakers – she has really helped them develop their personal speaking style. I can see that growth in confidence when they speak and in everything they do.
Tanya Gendle
Holistic Personal Trainer

Thank you from the bottom of my heart for the coaching you have provided me. I felt so much more confident and believe that the delivery of my presentation was much more professional. Thanks to you.
Rachael H, Finance Consultant

I never thought I needed a public speaking coach until I met Sofia. I’m an extrovert with a performance background and I speak at conferences and lecture in universities. What I learned from Sofia was how to connect my audience with my passion. Her coaching process is deep and richly rewarding.

Adele C, Researcher, Speaker and Writer

As a new business owner with reservations about speaking confidently, I attended a Speak2us workshop. I learned easy-to-remember tips and had ample opportunity to rehearse and role play in different situations. I left the workshop  confident that I will continually improve with practice and repetition. I continue to use many of the tips I gained during the workshop.
Matthew W, Personal Coach

My talk went well. I remembered what I had planned to say and added a few things on the spot – I  was confident, which was a great relief.  People said it was clear and easy to follow.  So thank you again for all your help. It made the world of difference.

Katherine G, AusAID

I recommended that three of my managers attend a Speak2us speaking skills workshop. They each reported that it was a valuable and enjoyable session that gave them the opportunity to explore and extend their presentation skills.

Lynne T, National Manager