I can tell you that your own presentation for Using your voice and physical presence to make an impact in meetings. scored 100% as excellent for both content and delivery! Delegates also commented that they felt they would have benefitted from a longer session, which is praise indeed as they were obviously engrossed in the subject.
I think the combination of my executive coaching and voice coaching led to me feeling the benefit of the voice coaching in a very short space of time. I was clear at the start what the issues were for me and where I most lacked confidence. Susan is very helpful at getting to the nitty gritty of what the problem really is in a non-threatening way. For example, I was convinced that my strong accent was getting in the way of me making points clearly at meetings
From my very first session I was given practical exercises, hints and tips to improve my speaking. As ever, sometimes what you need to do seems very obvious, but yet until you are told it, it’s not in your conscious.
During my course the areas we covered included engagement, posture, body language, content, dealing with nerves, performance, finding my niche… and many many more.
At the beginning of the work I scored myself on my proficiencies in the areas I wanted to cover. I scored it again at the end of the course and the improvement was incredible.
If you are looking to improve your speaking, then please talk to Susan. She has significant experience in this area and shares very openly.
I first met Susan at the Meeting Show after attending one of her sessions. I found Susan engaging and insightful from the very start of her session and was really keen to find out more about her and how the Executive Voice service could help me.
As a manager of a large team in a corporate company I was keen to acquire the right tools to deal with difficult conversations and situations as well as to increase my confidence and assertiveness day-to-day, so I signed up for five one-to-one sessions with Susan.
Susan has a lovely warm persona which makes you feel at ease and comfortable instantly, and gives you confidence to let your guard down and be yourself. This helps you make the absolute most of each session. The sessions are well structured and planned out as well as being varied. It was apparent from the start of my first session that Susan is very knowledgeable in her field and after an initial first conversation could quickly pin-point my focus areas, while she was also very quick to pick up and understand my role in the industry which I work, and this gave each session more substance.
I have noticed a huge difference in myself – Susan has taught me so many tips and tricks to meet my objectives and more. I feel so much more confident in dealing with the daily demands of my job, am much more aware of my posture, voice, body language and how I come across in general. I really can’t recommend working with Susan enough!
I met Susan at a networking event and her personality and expertise was immediately clear. Following our chance encounter we had a 1:1 session in which she empowered my voice and has given me lots of tips and advice on how to present myself in future. Her ‘freeing the voice’ and ‘charisma’ techniques is truly an inspiration.
I also attended a one-day workshop where she encouraged everybody to participate in the exercises and you noticed the positive changes immediately. Everybody’s comments were empowering and with the ‘small’ tips Susan gives, you can see “big” changes.
I cannot recommend Susan more highly!
Susan delivered an engaging lunchtime training session for our Focussed Women Network [RBS] on communicating with confidence. Her session was both practical and uplifting and very well received by our members. I would happily recommend Susan for her communications training,.
We were delighted to welcome Susan to our clic+ club event as a guest speaker. The subject of the clic+ lecture was ‘event planning’ and Susan delivered a 30 minute thought provoking talk encouraging our event organiser attendees to work and communicate with their suppliers at all times through the event planning process. It does seem common sense but Susan took the time to talk about the smallest details (giving some first hand examples) that can get missed that have a huge impact on the success of an event. We wish to thank Susan for her valuable insight
My experience of working with Susan has been fantastic. I had a series of individual vocal coaching sessions with her and she really took the time to get to know me and to understand what I wanted to achieve.
The exercises were practical and insightful (as well as fun and boundary pushing!) and helped me holistically improve the way I communicate. Progress was measured and celebrated throughout.
In a relatively short space of time, with Susan’s support, I have made some big changes and it feels life changing. Susan is truly an expert in her field and is amazing to work with. I cannot recommend her highly enough.
I tell everyone the best thing I ever did was find you. You have changed my way of working forever. Thank you.
“I first met Susan when she presented at a meetup that I attended and I found her style to be engaging and her content interesting. When I met with Susan for a session she was friendly and astute in her observations. At first when I started the session with Susan, I was unsure about how the session would go. However as the session progressed, I realised that Susan is a keen observer and this allows her to give great feedback. I found the course to be very helpful and provided me with excellent tips for improvement. The session covered everything that I had wanted to cover. I only wish the session could have been longer! Susan was Friendly, Empathetic, Astute and I highly recommend her.”
“I would certainly recommend this course to a friend or colleague and Susan is a very nice lady, easy to talk to and she makes you feel comfortable. The warm ups helped me to relax before going on the stage and I found them very useful. The course has been useful in terms of learning new techniques to relax the body and get ready to go on the stage without feeling anxious and nervous about it.”
I worked with Susan on my spoken English. This could was a deep dive into the basics of English pronunciation. Susan showed the ambition to see the client mastering them and she was equipped with the patience to hear the sound until the perfect pitch was heard. It was a massive wake up call and I didn’t realise there was so much to learn. Susan was professional, patient and ambition for the student to make tangible progress at each session. Thank you.
Susan delivered a compelling and content full speech as part of our Lunch and Learn Series. The audience were engaged and found it useful. Susan also delivered a more in depth workshop. We are using this as part of our leadership programme.
Thanks and it was very kind of you to speak at our meeting. The presentation was at the same time interesting, relevant and entertaining, and not many manage all three!