Here are the questions I get asked most often about my speaker coaching sessions. If you don’t see the answer you’re looking for, let me know.
What Do Your Services Cover?
Everything from giving a speech to making small talk with clients, from interviewing for a job to asking for a raise.
If it’s about communication, I can help you with it.
Are Your Speaker Coaching Sessions Hands-On?
For most of your session, you’ll be trying out new techniques, or we’ll be discussing things like what should be in your speech, or how a large audience is different from a small one.
Do You Work With a Fixed Curriculum?
Yes and no.
I share the core set of insights and techniques that I’ve developed over 30 years of coaching with every type of client.
But the experience of your speaker coaching session — from the questions I ask, to the assignments you’ll get — is geared to what you need. This flexible approach makes our sessions super effective, and helps you quickly absorb new information and skills.
How Many Speaker Coaching Sessions Will I Need?
I offer speaker coaching when you need it. This means that our schedule depends on your time, budget, and goals.
Here are some examples (all sessions are one hour long):
- Many people find that 1 session is enough to identify what’s holding you back, outline the skills that will help you improve, and discuss how you can practice them, either on your own or with my continued help.
- If you’re creating a presentation or preparing for a job interview, you may need 3-5 sessions in close proximity.
- And clients who are working on personal development — by growing your executive presence, or overcoming fear of public speaking — do well with a session from 1-3 weeks apart, until your new approach becomes habitual.
Whenever you have a new challenge, or just want to fine-tune your public speaking skills… that’s the right time to book a private speaker coaching session!
How Is Online Coaching Different than Live?
I won’t be able to offer you coffee and snacks.
Seriously: Online coaching is just as effective as “live” — and you save the time of traveling to my (small but cute) home office in Brooklyn.
Most of my coaching is virtual these days. But if you’re going to be in New York City, are fully vaccinated for COVID-19, and would like a face-to-face session, let me know.
Anything Else I Should Know?
Before our first meeting, I’ll ask you to spend 10-20 minutes on a questionnaire (the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator) that will help me to coach you even more effectively. There’s no other preparation needed, though I recommend you explore my blog posts or one of my books on public speaking before we meet.
And Now, Here’s a Question for You:
When would you like to get started?
If you’re ready now, book your speaker coaching session here.