Mastering Formal Business Speaking

Advanced Voice and Presentation Skills for Executives

Voice and Presentations Skills

When you have one opportunity to convince an international audience, whether in a client presentation, a management update or a team briefing, your message must be clear, compelling and effective. 

Our High Impact Voice and Presentation Skills programs cover all the essential areas of successful communication:

  • Developing a clear and persuasive proposition
  • Using vocal techniques to engage your listeners and maintain their interest 
  • Projecting a confident and credible persona 
  • Supporting your messages with clear visuals
  • Handling questions effectively

We provide executives with an advanced skill set appropriate to their role, level of seniority, and communication challenges.

Please contact us to receive a brochure with full program descriptions.

 

Webinars and Teleconference Speaking

Webinars and Teleconference Speaking

The use of webinars and teleconferencing for internal and external meetings has increased dramatically in global communication. This brings with it new challenges for the business executive. More emphasis must be placed on engaging the listeners and clarity of message.

 In our Voice and Webinar Skills program we provide feedback and coaching on:

  • Managing the webinar environment 
  • Structuring a presentation for a web conference
  • Harnessing the power of words
  • Creating effective visuals which fit this medium
  • Using vocal dynamics to engage the listener
  • Maintaining vocal energy
  • Speaking with clarity
  • Interacting with the audience

Feedback and coaching can be provided face-to-face and remotely via web conference.

Voice Skills for teleconferences and web conferences are a vital addition to your executive skill set.

 

Conference Speaking and Public Speaking Rehearsal Coaching

Conference Speaking

Conference speaking and presentations require the executive to be able to manage the dynamic of a large audience and be comfortable speaking in an unfamiliar venue. Planning and preparation are key to ensure that the executive is able to master these challenges and maximise the opportunity.

In our rehearsal coaching we work with the client on:

  • Connecting with a large audience
  • Working with the equipment (podium, mic, autocue, scripts etc)
  • Engaging the audience and maintaining their attention
  • Delivering the message with impact
  • Handling questions effectively

We also provide voice and communication skills coaching for teams which includes:

  • Reviewing group objectives
  • Ensuring consistency of message across speakers
  • Dealing with performance mechanics such as handovers
  • Ensuring commonality of style

Professional Voice has provided presentation skills and public speaking rehearsal coaching in a wide range of contexts, including London's Royal Albert Hall and a simultaneous presentation and teleconference to a worldwide audience of 15,000 employees.

 

Corporate Films, Webcasts and Podcasts

Corporate films and podcasts

Corporate films and webcasts are a key vehicle for promoting and underpinning brand messages - and yet often they are unclear, badly-structured and poorly delivered. Professional Voice provides voice coaching and advice on structure and how to land a message effectively to management boards and teams.

Projects have included films for employees, websites, investors and product launches.

Coaching can include work on:

  • Clarifying film/podcast objective and storyline
  • Ensuring consistency of message across speakers
  • Speaking on camera (including use of autocue where required)
  • Maintaining the interest of the listener through use of vocal techniques
  • Ensuring commonality of style, reflective of the organisational brand

Film is a challenging and unfamiliar medium for many executives and requires a new skill set for a successful end result.

 

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  • Having moved to a senior position within my company, I knew I needed to ensure that my presentation skills were “up to the mark”.  With the help of Professional Voice, I now feel confident to present at all levels.

    Mark Grant,
    Aftersales Director, Scania (Great Britain) Limited,
    Milton Keynes, 2011

  • The Voice and Communication Masterclass took me back to basics and guided me through the entire dos and don’ts of presenting, as well as voice coaching and tips on writing scripts. Now my presentations are effective and have a real impact on the audience while being delivered in a professional and confident manner.

    Mark Grant,
    Aftersales Director, Scania (Great Britain) Limited,
    Milton Keynes, 2011

  • Professional Voice has continuously delivered high-quality programs that are of real benefit to the personal development and communication skillset of our people.

    David Chalmers,
    HP’s CTO, Enterprise Storage and Servers,
    Reading, 2011

  • The coaching has been excellent and we are very pleased with the progress.

    Gemma Webb,
    General Manager, UK & Ireland, British American Tobacco,
    London, 2009

  • Communication is such an important part of leadership and Professional Voice helps build the skills that bring communication to life.

    Francis Salway,
    Chief Executive, Land Securities plc,
    London, 2009

  • Overall, the change has been dramatic in a very short space of time, and I'm progressing in every new speaking opportunity: clients, pitches, conferences. This week I had the opportunity to present in front of my main board, which includes our shareholders, and I probably delivered my best presentation ever in terms of clarity and authority. A colleague told me that he never heard me presenting so well.

    Xavier Vallee,
    Head of Marketing, Avis,
    London, 2007

     

  • We utilise the expertise of Professional Voice in our most senior development programs and can always be sure that the result will be very valuable. The Professional Voice coaches are able to engage and even manage to inspire critical people who have had intensive communication experience and training before.

    Claudia Bennewitz,
    Director, Human Resources, Swiss Re,
    Zurich, 2010