inspire2speak – Coaching
Jane uses her years of experience as a professional performer and public speaker to enable anyone who wants to stand up on a platform and deliver their presentation, or story, in the most effective and engaging way possible.
She particularly enjoys working with writers who need to present their work in writing showcases or festivals and want to improve their presentation.
She does this through one2one sessions with private clients, by appointment.
In addition to her professional training as a writer, Jane has a Certificate of Credit (2013) from Staffordshire University in ‘Mentoring Through Intentional Relationships.’ With approved DBS status, she has been able to work in workshops and safe settings with young people and vulnerable adults who have a variety of communication needs – see Workshops
One 2 Ones
In Jane’s coaching sessions, the aim is to motivate and enable clients to communicate at their very best level – whether that be public speaking, performance or writing.
“The only way to overcome your fear is to face it.”
Often people have plenty of raw talent and important things they want to say, but they lack the confidence to speak on a public platform. They think some people just have that natural confidence and others do not. When Jane performs, she regularly meets audience members who ask her…
How do you do that?
Surprisingly, a lot of performers are not as extrovert or confident as they may appear. They have simply adopted the key tools of communication that help them to deliver a convincing message. Jane believes we can all learn those skills, if we are willing to put some dedicated time and practice into the process.
Key tools for speaking in public
When standing before an audience, you need to consider the following:
- Confidence – engage others with your subject
- Facial expression – eye contact is especially key
- Vocal tone – variety and pitch – make it interesting
- Articulation – clear diction – clarity is key
- Volume – can your audience hear you?
- Posture – body language speaks more than you think!
In specially tailored one-2-one sessions Jane will give tips and tailored exercises designed to help improve all of these essential public speaking tools.
Each session provides space for clients to try out their ideas and presentations in a postive environment, where confidence is built through practice and constructive feedback.
“I went to see Jane before reading one of my stories to a large audience at a literature festival.
She gave me excellent advice on delivery, timing, emphasis, body language and much more. The reading went so well that the organiser emailed me ‘Your reading just gets better and better. Brilliant performance last night.’ Much of that performance was due to Jane.”
Andrew Stevenson, Author & Short Story writer
Booking a session
If you would like help with reading at a book launch, performance tips for public speaking, presentations, lectures, lay reading, auditions or job interviews, do get in touch on email@example.com and I’ll get straight back to you.
Because I have such a broad range of clients, my fees reflect that. So please feel free to contact me with your specifications and we can negotiate a specific quote.