The Public Speaking Accelerator Pro:
Helping professionals deliver presentations with
Impact

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This course has been a BRILLIANT experience! I’ve learned about talk structure, built a bank of stories that I can use to articulate complex ideas and my confidence to present has improved significantly. Alex’s coaching was outstanding; he delivered his sessions with real credibility and the feedback I’ve had since delivering my latest presentation has made the whole process very rewarding. 

Nancy Parks, People Director, Ascential plc

Introducing the Modules...

Alex Merry, public speaking coach, presentation skills, thought leadership, communication training, leadership development, TED talks, keynote speech

Done right, presentations can become catalysts for change. The problem is, in a world full of noise and distraction, it has never been harder to capture people’s attention and make them listen to your message. This workshop will show you how to own the room when you present, regardless of the topic.

Communicate complex ideas with clarityOpen and close your presentations with impactBuild your presentations around a proven formula that will captivate your audience

Great communication is about empathy; being finely tuned to both your audience and yourself. In the context of delivering a presentation it’s about getting people to listen, without judgement so that they are open to the message that you want to share. It requires both self and social-awareness, and most importantly of all the ability to adapt your message to the people that you’re speaking to.

Increased self awareness; specifically about how and why you communicate the way you doAn understanding of how to identify other people's communication styles andTailor your presentations accordingly to give yourself the best opportunity to persuade your audience

Alex Merry, public speaking coach, presentation skills, thought leadership, communication training, leadership development, TED talks, keynote speech
Alex Merry, public speaking coach, presentation skills, thought leadership, communication training, leadership development, TED talks, keynote speech

Great communication is about empathy; being finely tuned to both your audience and yourself. In the context of delivering a presentation it’s about getting people to listen, without judgement so that they are open to the message that you want to share. It requires both self and social-awareness, and most importantly of all the ability to adapt your message to the people that you’re speaking to.

Increased self awareness; specifically about how and why you communicate the way you do
An understanding of how to identify other people's communication styles and
Tailor your presentations accordingly to give yourself the best opportunity to persuade your audience

Alex Merry, public speaking coach, presentation skills, thought leadership, communication training, leadership development, TED talks, keynote speech

We've been brought up with a rather skewed idea of what a leader should look and sound like; these often extrovert, alpha personalities that have that magic ability to own the room the second they enter it. Yet some of the most influential leaders and communicators in the world would class themselves as introverts. They’re part of a new breed, spearheading a quiet leadership movement and in this workshop we will uncover exactly what it takes to lead and inspire the people around you, regardless of your job title. 
 


Build credibility in your expertise without coming across as arrogantSpeak with gravitasUse your body language to become a more compelling presenter

Storytelling is a critical skill at work. Our ability to tell them effectively could be 
 the difference between landing that promotion, building valuable client relationships 
 and nailing an important presentation. This workshop will transform the way you tell stories and the decision making process behind when and why you’re telling them.

Use stories as a tool to persuade and inspire Master Data StorytellingCreate a story bank of set pieces that can form part of your communication toolkit

Alex Merry, public speaking coach, presentation skills, thought leadership, communication training, leadership development, TED talks, keynote speech
Alex Merry, public speaking coach, presentation skills, thought leadership, communication training, leadership development, TED talks, keynote speech

Storytelling is a critical skill at work. Our ability to tell them effectively could be 
 the difference between landing that promotion, building valuable client relationships 
 and nailing an important presentation. This workshop will transform the way you tell stories and the decision making process behind when and why you’re telling them.

Use stories as a tool to persuade and inspire
Master Data Storytelling
Create a story bank of set pieces that can form part of your communication toolkit

Alex Merry, public speaking coach, presentation skills, thought leadership, communication training, leadership development, TED talks, keynote speech

World class public speakers are masters of their environment. It doesn’t matter whether they’re delivering to one person, a small group or the whole company; in person or online. Your environment has as much of an impact on the success of your presentation as the quality of your content or delivery will and this workshop will show you how to perform at your best in any scenario.

Overcome crisis scenarios Command the room in person and offlineMaster the art of engagement

The human voice is the most powerful instrument in the world, if you know how to play it. The problem is, the way we communicate changes when the pressure is on to make the presentation count. So how do we work with our fight or flight response to reach a state of flow when we present? In this workshop, we are going to explore the fight or flight response and create some strategies to overcome it.

Overcome nerves and stage frightRadiate confidence when it matters mostOwn the room when you are presenting 

Alex Merry, public speaking coach, presentation skills, thought leadership, communication training, leadership development, TED talks, keynote speech
Alex Merry, public speaking coach, presentation skills, thought leadership, communication training, leadership development, TED talks, keynote speech

The human voice is the most powerful instrument in the world, if you know how to play it. The problem is, the way we communicate changes when the pressure is on to make the presentation count. So how do we work with our fight or flight response to reach a state of flow when we present? In this workshop, we are going to explore the fight or flight response and create some strategies to overcome it.

Overcome nerves and stage fright
Radiate confidence when it matters most
Own the room when you are presenting 

I have got a lot of public speaking experience, but I lacked the fundamentals. I could present, but I didn't understand the 'science' behind it. It's important for me to be able to write and deliver a good presentation or speech professionally, but also personally to inspire others.

Over the course of the programme, I have learned a great deal about myself, both from the weekly feedback and from the course modules. I feel I am in a much stronger place to create presentations with purpose and impact.
For me, the modules covering structure and emotional intelligence were the most valuable because they are not areas that communication coaches focus on, even though they are essential skills for presenters.

Public speaking is one of the most terrifying and rewarding things you can do. Our voice as a medium can have an immeasurable impact in many areas of our lives. If you want to become a better public speaker and are considering this course I couldn't recommended highly enough.

Jas Chima, Product Manager, Bloomberg

How does the programme work?

Training

Coaching

Community

Alex Merry, public speaking coach, presentation skills, thought leadership, communication training, leadership development, TED talks, keynote speech, meeting

When you enrol, you'll get lifetime access to all of the training videos, worksheets and blueprints.

This means you can fit the learning around your day to day commitments.

Each week, you'll have 2 opportunities to put your newfound skills to the test...

Submit your homework to the community hub for feedback and attend the live workshop with Alex to take on the impromptu challenge!

You'll also get lifetime access to the course community.

A safe space to practice your delivery, give and receive feedback and celebrate wins along the way.

How does the programme work?

There are 3 parts to this programme: the training, the coaching and the community. When you enrol, you'll get lifetime access to the training and the community. As a coach, my job is to incentivise you to get as much out of the experience as possible, which is why when it comes to the coaching element of the programme, you've got me for 12 weeks.

During that time, we'll be working closely together so I'd like you to make sure you have 2 hours a week to dedicate to this during this time. That will give you plenty of time to watch the training videos, submit your homework and attend the coaching calls.

Training

Alex Merry, public speaking coach, presentation skills, thought leadership, communication training, leadership development, TED talks, keynote speech, meeting

When you enrol, you'll get lifetime access to all of the training videos, worksheets and blueprints.

This means you can fit the learning around your day to day commitments.

Coaching

Each week, you'll have 2 opportunities to put your newfound skills to the test...

Submit your homework to the community hub for feedback and attend the live workshop with Alex to take on the impromptu challenge!

Community

You'll also get lifetime access to the course community.

A safe space to practice your delivery, give and receive feedback and celebrate wins along the way.

"Alex has had a huge impact on my relationship with public speaking - it’s something that has filled me with fear since childhood and not letting my nerves get the better of me has always been a challenge. Having started at a new company at the end of last year, speaking at events has become a regular occurrence and Alex came highly recommended as the person that could help me prepare for the challenge. Alex has put me through a tailored programme that has transformed my confidence on stage. My delivery has improved significantly and I’m now equipped with core coping mechanisms to help me deal with my nerves in the lead up to events. Most importantly though, I’ve smashed every speaking engagement since!"

Claire Palmer, Director, Silicon Valley Bank

FAQ’s

How much does the programme cost?
£1497 + VAT per person

What is the time commitment?
1.5 hours a week. This course has been designed with busy people in mind.

How long does the programme last?
6 weeks.

Can I put a team of people through a cohort?
Yes. The minimum cohort size is 6 people. Maximum - 20 people.

When do the live workshops happen?
The workshops normally take place at lunch time (1pm GMT) on a specific day each week to build a routine.

When does the programme start?
There are 3 cohorts in 2021:
24 January
25 April
21 September

What if I am unable to attend one of the live workshops?
Don’t worry, all the webinars will be recorded and uploaded to the programme community hub, so there is a way of catching up if you miss one.

Is the programme accredited?

The programme is CPD accredited and a certificate will be issued by the Professional Development Consortium upon completion of the programme.