One-to-One Public Speaking Courses

There are many reasons to opt for one-to-one coaching rather than attending one of our public speaking courses. Depending on your objectives, you may find that a one-to-one course suits you better. 
Intensive Coaching
The most obvious reason is that you’ll learn much more in a shorter space of time at a one-to-one intensive session. You’ll receive the full attention of the trainer, rather than it being divided with other delegates. At Business Training Direct, we do keep our course numbers low at 6-8 delegates, but nothing compares with the one-on-one attention you’ll receive at a coaching session. 
Tailored to You
Courses are tailored to your individual requirements so you’ll get maximum benefit. The session will focus on you as an individual, your level of skill and strengths and weaknesses as a speaker. We can focus specifically on aspects of public speaking that you struggle with. Perhaps you have difficulties preparing a speech or maybe your body language needs work. You won’t need to waste time listening to parts of a generic course that are irrelevant to you.
Focus on a Particular Speech/Interview
You may wish to improve your presentation skills because you have an important speech or presentation on the horizon. If that’s the case, we can coach you for that particular speech and delivering to that specific audience.
Instant Answers & Feedback
You’ll be free to ask questions and get instant answers and feedback throughout the session. This gives you the opportunity to get exactly what you want from your time with the trainer. 
At a Time Convenient to you
You will not be restricted to certain times or dates. You can receive training at a time and place that fits your schedule, not the other way round. This is ideal for senior managers and executives who don’t have many openings in their dairies. It can be extremely difficult to free-up an entire day or longer and travel to a course that may not be entirely worth your while.
If you’d like more information about our one-to-one public speaking courses, call 0845 056 9696 and speak to an advisor. You can arrange to speak to the trainer directly to ensure we can meet your requirements.

Presentation Skills Training for Job Interview Success

If you’ve an important interview coming up, presentation skills training can help eliminate nerves, build your self-confidence and show you how to sell yourself. 
Pre-interview, there are many thought processes at work which can have a negative effect on the psyche. Subsequently they can be detrimental to our successfulness during the interview process. Here are some examples;
Performance Anxiety – when you’re in front of an interviewer you are expected to perform. Just like an athlete, we can all succumb to the nerves and pressure of having to act a certain way at a particular moment or event.
Self-Fulfilling Prophesies – you tell yourself over and over that you’ll embarrass yourself, get tongue tied, go completely blank and guess what? – It happens.
Exaggerating its Significance – While it may be nice to get the job, the world will not end if you don’t, your wife won’t divorce you and you won’t be ridiculed for trying. You will simply learn from any mistakes you make and move on.
Self-Defeating Thoughts – You insentiently convince yourself that you’re not good enough, qualified enough, or skilled enough to fulfil the role you’ve applied for. With this mind-set – how will you ever convince anyone else to the contrary?
Fixation on Past Experiences – If you’ve had a bad experience in the past, you may fear a repeat performance. This can really cripple a person’s chances of success, especially if they’ve only ever had negative experiences and outcomes.
If any of this sounds familiar, you can overcome these patterns through training or coaching. When you are knowledgeable and familiar with the interview process, your self-confidence will soar. When you can identify the negative thought processes that cause nerves, you will be able to control them and come across as self-assured.
Business Training Direct offer presentation skills training to help you get that job. Our interview skills training is a one-to-one coaching session over half a day. It includes training to control nerves and anxiety, coaching on potential interview questions and a full mock interview with feedback. To find out more, call us on 0845 056 9696.