First Impressions Coaching

Aligning people & organisations with success

First Impressions Count

So, having just watched the video above, you’ve already decided whether you like me or not. You did that within a fraction of a second of seeing me! You made that unconscious choice the moment my image appeared on your screen. You saw my body language and you made a judgement about how I looked!

There’s a part of your brain called the brain stem, or primitive brain, which makes snap judgements about everybody and everybody around you uses that part of their brain to make snap judgements about you; this brain stem decides whether you should approach someone or not!

How you communicate with your voice and body will have a significant effect on how your customers, clients and potential employers react to you ...... and this can be the difference between success and failure!

In fact, it’s how you deliver the words and how you use your body that will resonate with your audience.

When a well know U.S. President seriously declared, ‘I did not have sexual relations with that woman,’ body language experts listening to him almost fell off their chairs laughing!

Much of what is known about ‘non-verbal communication’ stems from the work of Dr. Albert Mehrabian, a natural scientist and psychologist. He concluded that human communication can be broken down into three distinctive areas: body language, tone of voice and spoken words - and most people are surprised to find that what is said carries less significance than the way it is said and how the body interprets the words.

Your body language should complement the tone of your voice and both your voice and your gestures will affect whether people want to listen to you, whether they trust you and whether you can motivate them to take action.

We offer Individual and group tuition in the following areas for those of you who want to unleash the power of your voice and significantly add value to your verbal and visual communication powers:

The Power of Non-Verbal & Visual Communication

Explores the most powerful areas of communication, non-verbal /visual. The way you act and move sends messages about your personality and mood. As Mae West, the American screen legend put it:

I speak two languages – body and English.

Presentation Skills

Only a small number of people find public speaking easy, but everyone can learn not only to endure presenting but to enjoy it. Success depends upon being able to present ideas concisely and clearly with confidence and conviction.

Overcoming Fear and Anxiety

Fear is one of the most powerful emotions; it has a very strong effect on the mind and body. We look at the reasons behind your fears and anxieties and explore solutions to combat physical and emotional symptoms.

Breathing for Speech

Breathing is an anchor, it stops the voice trembling and it gives power, better voice quality and projection. There is a difference between breathing for life and breathing for speech. Breathing properly is an important skill for producing a stronger voice with better projection. This is a practical session where you will:

  • Learn to manage your breathing so that you do not run out of breath.
  • Project your sound to be heard by all, without strain.

Voice Power

The sound of your voice is a powerful communication tool. Learn how to use it! Here you will learn how to:

  • Use ‘breath power’ to gain ‘voice power’.
  • Sharpen your diction with crisp clarity and pace and engage with people with more energy and enthusiasm.

See details of our one day Voice Power workshops.

Who will benefit from this coaching?

Individuals who want to:

  • unleash the power of their voice
  • enhance their interview techniques
  • add value to their presentation skills
  • overcome fears and anxieties
  • improve their non-verbal abilities

Organisations who want to:

  • improve employee telephone techniques
  • enhance employee customer relations skills
  • increase staff sales performance
  • ensure employees deliver successful and riveting presentations

For more information please:

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