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Brilliant 5 weeks – Nadia, Estate Agent

Thank you for a brilliant 5 weeks. I thoroughly enjoyed each week which was a big surprise as previously the thought of public speaking was torture!  The reason I signed up for the course was to push me out of my comfort zone and I really didn’t think I was going to enjoy it half as much as I did. The lessons were thoughtfully planned and productive and at no point did I think “I’m wasting my time here.”  Your feedback was always constructive and positive and the rest of the group were welcoming and supportive. This course has not only changed the way I speak publicly but also has made me change how I talk to people on a one-to-one basis; it has also made our internal meetings much more engaging! I would encourage anyone to give it a go as you are guaranteed to get something out of it.


The ‘fear’ is already starting to pack it’s bags – Caroline

“Just 1 week in to your 5 week course and I cannot rate you highly enough. That ‘fear’ I spoke of is already starting to pack it’s bags! By week 5 it may just have moved right on out! Regardless, you have begun to give me the tools for presentation success despite the fear. Thank you!!”

New Lease of Life in my Speaking – James, Director, Property Company

I’ve just completed a fantastic 5-week Virtual Public Speaking with Walter Blackburn at Presenting Success. As an experienced speaker I’ve been speaking for a number of years to property investors about the market but was finding that by speaking about the same thing I needed a new lease of life. I definitely got this from the course.  We learnt how to construct a speech from beginning to end including how to stand and present in the ‘power position’. Walter definitely went above and beyond the call of duty on service, communication and quality. The course was excellent. I thoroughly recommend his services.

Confidence, Insights, Skills and Techniques  – Mabu, Senior IT specialist

As a senior IT specialist in a major bank I am frequently expected to present to my colleagues, so my nervousness in presenting and public speaking was something I’d wanted to improve for a long time. I normally would forget most of the text during a talk due to nervousness. The Virtual Public Speaking Course offered extensive and helpful training by giving me the confidence and the insights and techniques of how to present a talk. Walter showed us how to start and finish a talk with impact, and how to structure it using a Talk Map, and then how to rehearse the delivery. The training offered plenty of support so we were able to prepare ourselves each week for the virtual lesson. I’m now able to stand in front of a virtual group and speak with no fear. I’m sure my new confidence and skill will transfer to my standing in front of a live group. I’ve realised that showing passion and energy, and personalising the message are key for my talks.  It is the most productive course I’ve attended so far. I strongly recommend the course for anyone, who wants to improve their presenting skills.

Speaking with Ease and Confidence – Tom, University student, 1st Year

“At the beginning I tried to keep an open mind, given that I had little presenting experience but I did have doubts to the relevance of the course to me as a university student. However Walter was welcoming and made me feel at ease from the start and we began fairly gently in order to build confidence. I gained valuable knowledge on how to give a talk with ease and confidence using the building blocks and main structure to all presentations which Walter taught us. By the end of the course I understood how the techniques that I learned for presenting would also be relevant in other aspects such as a corporate meeting. I would strongly recommend this course to anyone looking to build a number of skills regarding presenting and also grow in confidence in themselves”.

Ability and Confidence in Speaking – Rosie, University student, 2nd year

“Before embarking on this training course I was very apprehensive and quite nervous. I’m in my second year at Uni and don’t have much experience speaking in public, and I was worried about being the weak link in the group. However with Walter’s support and positive feedback I found my ability and confidence in speaking grow more and more as the weeks went on. It’s a very methodical course with new skills being learnt each week. Not only do I believe this course has helped me from a career point of view, but also on a personal level with how I interact with people around me. I can’t recommend this course highly enough for anyone seeking to improve their ability to talk in public and gain valuable skills to improve their confidence”.

Creating Interesting and Engaging Content – Alice, Dentist

“I recently completed the Virtual Public Speaking course on Zoom with Walter and a really great group of people! It has allowed me to develop a new skill in Lockdown that I can take out into the world after and really put to use. I am a Dentist and recently set up my work social media channels and I’ve been able to transfer some skills I’ve learnt into creating interesting and engaging content via Walters tips on story-telling and grabbing attention! The course was informative and I really appreciated the opportunity to practice and get constructive feedback to apply the following week on the tasks set. I would really recommend the course to anyone wanting to improve their communication skills. Thank you so much Walter”!

Better Presence, Structure, Making Strong Points – Andreea, Medical Device Professional

“Although I’m a medical device business professional, I never learnt how to create and deliver a strong and interesting presentation apart from talking about my product. So I was nervous and unsure what to do to improve. But since taking Walter’s Virtual Public Speaking Course, I’ve learnt how to structure a talk, what to include in it, and how to make a strong point, together with how to have a better presence using my stance and voice. It was also great to have the interactions with a very diverse and interesting group. It was very helpful to have the opportunity to practice with an audience, even though the connection was via video-conferencing. The fact that I’m living and working in Hamburg in Germany was no detriment to my involvement since I enjoyed the course from the comfort of my own home”.

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