Speak Up For YOURSELF – beginner public speaker training for women

Are you afraid to speak up in front of groups?

Do you have something to say, but you’re not sure how to structure your ideas?

Would you like public speaking practice in a warm, welcoming and supportive environment of like-minded ladies?

If you answered yes to any of the above, then Speak Up For YOURSELF is just for you!

In this one-day speaker training for women you’ll learn the basics of public speaking and will get the chance to try out what you learn in small, friendly groups.

At Speak Up For YOURSELF all women are welcome and we particularly encourage those who are naturally quiet.

Our gentle approach will instill you with confidence so that even after you leave the event, you can continue to spread your wings and fly.

NEXT DATES:

The next beginner’s event will be in May 2017. Sign up in the Event box at the bottom of this page and we’ll email you once we’ve arranged a date.

Find out about our events!

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WHAT WE COVER:

Overcome nerves and boost self-confidence

Be the authentic ‘you’ on stage

Structure your talk for maximum impact

Engage your audience

Remember your key points

Open and close your talk in a compelling way

Move with purpose and confidence

FREE BONUS: Attend one of our monthly Speak Up Like A DIVA evening events at no charge and give your speech to the group. This allows you to absorb the content of the day-long workshop at your own pace. Whenever you are ready, let us know and there will be an audience of fellow DIVAs waiting to listen to you!

ABOUT Speak Up Like A DIVA:

Gain confidence and work on your public speaking, presentation and voice skills

Improve your business networking & present better at work or for your business

Work on your voice to increase projection and oomph.

Speak Up Like A Diva is a combination of public speaker training and confidence building. It will soon get you speaking up, speaking out and being heard.

A WORD FROM SHOLA:

Hi, as a self-confessed introvert I know what it’s like to have nerves and stage fright. I used to hate speaking in front of a group. Years ago I even got fired from a job because I didn’t speak up during meetings. One day I knew I had to take the bull by the horns and deal with my fears. Eventually I had the courage to become a professional singer. Over the years, as both a speaker and an international vocalist, I’ve performed and spoken in front of tens of thousands of people.

If I can do it, so can you! Take the first step by coming to one of our events. They’re fun, friendly, gentle and encouraging. Presentation skills are SO valuable in today’s society. Whether you want to get ahead at work, be more assertive during conversations, or deliver your personal message to the world, you owe it to yourself to be the best communicator you can be. It’s not about being perfect, it’s about giving yourself the freedom to be YOU.

ABOUT THE TRAINER:

Shola is an award-winning public speaker and an NLP coach. She has a PGCE from one of the country’s top education departments and has been teaching and training in companies, colleges and schools for more than a decade. With an unusual background as both a singer and a speaker, Shola uses her wealth of experience to bring out the best in her trainees. She’s an intuitive instructor with a knack for giving people the right amount of information to get the job done, without overwhelming them. She’s a member of the Professional Speakers Association, the Women Speakers Association and Toastmasters International.

FEEDBACK FROM PREVIOUS MEETINGS AND EVENTS:

“Thank you Shola for the precious and priceless gift yesterday! I have spent thousands of pounds & countless hours learning & training! Never before have I had a coaching session so precisely & perfectly made to fit the job in hand! That one short session got me through a very challenging speech & will serve me for the rest of my life!” Lena Julie Porter

“I’m sure you will be happy to hear, I am finding I’m much more readily up for engaging in conversation with people at work, usually one to one. Generally feeling less anxious about speaking up, which is quite a revelation. I even spoke to somebody in the company that I’ve hardly spoken to in nearly 10 years of being there, although, she is usually on a different floor.

I also enjoyed meeting the other women who were at the meeting, including yourself of course. Such a wonderful venue too, I’m glad the next one is at the same place.” Julie E.

“It was great to know that many women are in the same situation as myself. I feel positive that I will develop my confidence and public speaking”

“Thank you for hosting the event last night. It was very rewarding and refreshing to be amongst like-minded women with a personal goal towards self-development. I’ve already told so many colleagues about your event who want to attend the next one.”

“Shola offered our startups a fantastic workshop exploring the art of presenting confidently which really showed at the demo day pitches at the end of our cohort.

Her experience as a singer was invaluable and showed how skills can be easily transferred across into the business world. The workshop was highly engaging and the startups came out full of energy, a new found confidence and had vastly improved their pitch” Rishi Chowdhury

 

Need more info? Email shola@speakuplikeadiva.com

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Feedback from our last event

Thank you for hosting the event last night. It was very rewarding and refreshing to be amongst like-minded women with a personal goal towards self-development.
I’ve already told so many colleagues about your event who want to attend the next one.
I’m sure you will be happy to hear, I am finding I’m much more readily up for engaging in conversation with people at work, usually one to one. Generally feeling less anxious about speaking up, which is quite a revelation. I even spoke to somebody in the company that I’ve hardly spoken to in nearly 10 years of being there, although, she is usually on a different floor.

I also enjoyed meeting the other women who were at the meeting, including yourself of course. Such a wonderful venue too, I’m glad the next one is at the same place.

It was great to know that many women are in the same situation as myself. I feel positive that I will develop my confidence and public speaking
Thanks so much for all this – really helpful. Tuesday evening was great: a lovely, spacious, central venue and such supportive, friendly atmosphere. Yours and Jay’s stories were really inspiring.

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