SERVICES – ORGANISATIONS
Work with me through Tailored Training
For your people to become confident, engaging and influential presenters in every situation
Good business is about great communication. Speaking effectively means leverage for an organisation’s products, services or ideas, if done well. And if not? Wasted opportunities, time, effort and money.
Whether they’re speaking to influence and motivate team members, having 1:1 meetings with clients, or persuading stakeholders – the ability of your people to speak well, with presence, conviction and energy, is a vital part of your organisation’s success.
When you work with me, you’ll get interactive, practical, enjoyable programs, using the latest adult learning principles. All programs are research-based and proven, helping 1000’s of clients over the past 10 years.
I work with your organisation in three distinct ways:
- Workshop (full or half day) when you need up-skilling in one or two main skills, in a concentrated burst. Ideal for fast knowledge transfer, with some opportunity to practise and reflect
- Training Series of three workshops, spaced over time. An in-depth approach, covering more skills. You get the opportunity to design and deliver a presentation and work on impromptu skills, with reflection and implementation in between sessions. Videotaping can also be used
- Personal Coaching is 1:1 or very small group (up to three) tailored coaching to meet your exact needs. There are two levels of coaching available: A. Foundational skills and B. Transitional/Advanced skills.
All three training options use this Accelerated Speaking Results System:
From the Accelerated Speaking Results System above
Choose your training format:
- Workshop: stand-alone half / full day: we cover 1 or 2 modules
- Training Series of three workshops: we cover 3 or 4 modules
- Personalised Coaching 1:1 or small group: tailored for you
Now choose your content from these modules:
Confidence | Content | Engagement | Influence | Impact
|Want this result?||You Need:|
|Confidence, clear thinking and credibility||Confident Public Speaking Skills|
|Clear structure, writing & visually engaging design||Content Writing and Design Essentials|
|Audience engagement and interaction||Authentic, Effective Audience Engagement|
|Advanced influence, content and delivery skills: for keynotes, conferences and high-level presentations||Influence & Impact Intensive (full day only)|
2. Training Series
Choose three of the workshops above, to be delivered over time. (Half or full day. Note: Influence and Impact Intensive delivered as full day only.)
This series gives you more permanent embedded results with a hands-on approach. This is achieved through more time, content creation during sessions (including slides) and delivery skills practice.
Each participant leaves the training series with a whole presentation created and delivered.
3. Personal Coaching
Personal coaching can come in at any point of the Accelerated Speaking Results System, and covers any or all aspects of the Accelerated Speaking Results System.
Coaching is most often accessed for these reasons:
- Management team member(s) who need quickly to become more proficient at presenting and communicating
- New role or position in organisation
- Special project starting
- External coaching and feedback is desirable, rather than internal
4. Influence & Impact Intensive – 6 hours (1 day or 4 x 1.5 hour sessions)
High-level content positioning and delivery skills. Can be delivered in a 1:1, small group or workshop format.
This VIP full day or 4 x 1.5 hour sessions is often requested for a client, management team or key person of influence. They’re already competent and professional, and are looking for an edge: to be influential in changing opinion and gaining action, with excellent delivery skills. Ideal for people working towards a significant keynote or important speaking event.
This Intensive works through the framing and shaping of ideas and content, as well as advanced delivery skills.
In-house training: method
Improve Your Public Speaking has been running face-to-face workshops and courses in Melbourne and interstate since 2010, working with over 1000 participants during that time.
Based in Melbourne Australia, I run in-house workshops and training across Australia. I also travel regionally: last year, training was delivered in Shepparton, Ballarat and Ararat, and I’m happy to travel to locations not always serviced by other training organisations.
Presentation and public speaking skills are still ideally delivered in-person, face-to-face. Real-time coaching, feedback and interaction in these skills areas are crucial for learning and retention.
All participants receive a workbook for post-training reference after the day. Choose the Training Series of three sessions, and you also get a post-training ZOOM participant follow-up call.
In-house training is half-day (3 hours) or full-day (6 hours). Note: Influence & Impact Intensive workshop is full day only
Workshops and Training Series: Participant numbers are a minimum of 4, maximum flexible (up to 100). Sliding price scale depending on numbers.
Personal Coaching: participant numbers are 1 – 3 people.
All training is tailored to your needs, goals and learning objectives.
Each training is a blend of researched and lived experience fields. The main ones draw from:
- Communication skills
- Neuroscience of learning, engagement and influence
- Emotional and social intelligence
- Performing arts
Sarah provided my team with practical, useful tools to overcome nerves, improve their speaking skills and engage their audience. She created a warm, dynamic atmosphere which encouraged sharing of ideas and goals. Sarah provided specific, useful feedback for each participant, and was flexible in tailoring her training to the needs of the group as they progressed.
I would highly recommend Sarah, and would use her services again without hesitation. She gets great results, is personable, and expert at what she does.
Sarah ran an internal workshop for a group of our Year 11 and 12 student leaders. Sarah was a very engaging and personable presenter. She created a wonderful atmosphere- one in which the students felt extremely comfortable. Unlike many public-speaking workshops, which tend to be very theory-heavy and lecture-based, this workshop was both practical and motivating. The students were given personal, constructive feedback on their presentation skills, and provided with an effective ‘toolkit’ to enhance their public speaking. Thank-you Sarah!” -Elana Ieremidis, Gladstone Park Secondary College, Senior School Student Leadership Coordinator
“In a three-hour session, we learnt that there is much more to public speaking than simply speaking; it is about preparation, mind-set and body language. The Public Speaking Workshop with Sarah was not only tailored to our individual needs, it was also extremely engaging and provided us with an excellent opportunity to develop and enhance our public speaking skills.
Sarah Denholm is a great teacher. She is kind and gentle and works in a very positive way with people. She has a knack of building confidence and giving people the skills they need.
Last year I was overseeing the management of a group of 20 projects for a large Melbourne-based company. Sarah was engaged to improve the presentation skills of Project Managers who were expected to present their progress to the CEO and senior board members regularly, and felt unprepared for the task ahead of them. She came into the group, quickly established rapport with all the staff and was able to assist them in a very short timeframe. There was noticeable improvement in the way the staff presented themselves and their confidence grew rapidly.
We felt very privileged to have been able to work with Sarah and I believe that the skills each person gained will stand them in good stead in many roles throughout their careers.