FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Below are some of the most frequently asked questions by Confidence to Speak clients. If you have any further queries please don't hesitate to get in touch with us via the contact page.

If you would prefer to discuss your enquiry with someone, then please contact us on 07979 913323.

CLIENT FAQs

Confidence to Speak is uniquely placed in the professional development and self-improvement industry. It offers clients a targeted skill set speech coaching informed by Executive Coaching practises to help improve:

  • Public speaking
  • Presentation skills
  • Boardroom Management
  • Sales
  • Motivational speaking
  • Leadership qualities
  • Workplace communication
  • Voice-related problems associated with teaching and lecturing
  • Accent softening
  • Confident speaking
  • Auditions/Interviews
  • Wedding speeches/Special occasions

Formats include both 1 to 1 confidential sessions and group training workshops.

We also offer expertise in therapeutic speech, a confidential health and well-being therapy. This can help:

  • Childhood speech delay
  • Speech development
  • Speech impediments
  • Developmental delay/challenges
  • The symptoms and management of:
  • Anxiety/Panic
  • Stress and breathing related disorders
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Fibromyalgis
  • Hypertension
  • Mental health challenges
  • Speech-related challenges associated with Parkinson's Disease
  • Excessive shyness
  • Life direction and assertiveness challenges

Yes, we do group training workshops, teaching and lecturing for organisations and learning institutes. We also have a yearly programme of classes for accent softening and to help build skills for public speaking and presentations.

Yes. We do advance block bookings of 3, 6 and 10 individual sessions, which come with associated discounts. They are completed within a certain time frame. Just make an enquiry to find out more.

You can also book in advance a block of any number of sessions. Or you can decide to attend a session at a time.

Most certainly!! We can help no matter what stage of preparation you are in. You can begin attending sessions before you have the presentation finalised, to help you prepare the presentation. The other option is to come with the presentation finalised, or near-finalised, and work to hone it to perfection.

Yes. Your general confidence will improve by working on your speech, voice and speaking. Just picture a tree: Pruning or altering the visible part of it – the branches and leaves – affects the invisible part, the roots below the surface. Similarly, confidence (the invisible part below the surface) is affected and improved by engaging in skill-based exercises to improve speaking.

We relate strongly with how we inwardly sound to ourselves. It sometimes defines our sense of self. By improving areas such as articulation, vocal modulation and vocal projection others will hear you differently, but more importantly for you self-confidence can increase and replace possible negative perceptions.

Through the bespoke exercise programme made just for you, you will improve your speaking skills, hear your voice become more nuanced and come to experience the power, strength and conviction of your voice. This can help you at work, in your profession and socially with family and friends or even at social occasions.

Yes. Children are fast learners and often excel in the individual sessions. Our lead coach, Donald Phillips, has years of experience working with children, both within an additional support educational setting and within the healthcare sector.

Donald has extensive experience helping children address a variety of developmental challenges, both speech-related and general development, and challenges within the school setting. This includes, for instance, helping younger children improve their speech sounds, giving older children tools to help them overcome nerves and gain confidence when giving presentations, and helping children with additional support needs to advance their overall development.

Session length is usually 30 minutes for younger children and 60 minutes for teenagers.

We have a wide and varied range of clients. You can read what our clients say about us by clicking here. This will take you take you to the testimonials page.