Deborah Abrahams

Coaching and consultancy for talks, pitches and presentations

I help speakers shape their ideas into powerful words and deliver them so they make the impact they deserve. Because people who give good presentations know they can be even better.

 

Workshops

I offer group workshops to develop pitching and presentation skills. My workshops for groups are still geared to the individual. Participants give a prepared mini-presentation or pitch during the session. Feedback and coaching is supported by exercises to develop particular skills.

SPECIFIC, ACTIVE, PRACTICAL

A typical workshop starts with warm-up and preparatory exercises selected for the particular group.

Participants then give their prepared presentations or pitches. I provide individual feedback and tips on content and delivery. I make sure the whole group participates so everyone can pool knowledge and learn from one another.

Coaching and feedback is punctuated by exercises to develop specific skills, such as using visuals, making eye contact or developing a narrative. I introduce exercises in direct response to the needs of participants during their pitches. In this way, participants make the link between theory and practice and see a direct benefit.

By working specifically, actively and practically, participants develop skills and confidence that stay with them in the long term. I avoid lecturing about generalities or imposing lists of generic rules. I aim to help each individual find the way to communicate that best suits their own content and personal style.

One-to-one sessions online

Before the workshop, I always ask participants to complete an online intake form. I also offer the option of scheduling individual Skype sessions with each participant in the run-up to the workshop. A 30-minute preparatory session online is a highly effective way to boost the value of the time spent face-to-face. On the day, we hit the ground running.

 

My workshops need a minimum of four hours, with a maximum of ten participants. Please contact me for more information on prices and practicalities.

To read more about the benefits of my workshops, see testimonials from organisers and participants.

 

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