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Speak to be Heard

Discover how to cultivate your own unique presence, make a genuine impact, and influence those around you.

Through Speak to be Heard, you’ll gain the skills to boost your confidence, amplify your personal influence, and effectively handle the nerves that can accompany public speaking.

This experience is not only enjoyable but also practical and interactive. You’ll learn directly from experienced actors and coaches who will guide you in finding your authentic communication style and using it effectively.

Speak to be Heard combines easy-to-learn technical lessons from the performance world with a holistic approach that considers the whole person.

You’ll engage in small group activities and receive personalised coaching to help you learn and grow.

With the combined expertise of co-facilitators Glyn Fussell and acclaimed actress and coach Corinna Powlesland, who bring years of experience in performing arts and developmental work, you’ll learn to speak and present with newfound confidence that will support you even when nerves arise. You’ll be empowered to make a greater impact in various aspects of life, from meetings and presentations to pitches and beyond.

“What I learnt – and how I felt at the end of Speak to be Heard – far surpassed my expectations. I left feeling more confident and at ease with myself and my own voice, and can already feel a positive impact to my work and home life.” Tom Goodhand, Internal Communications Manager Bettys & Taylors Group

Here’s Corinna to tell you more about the programme:

Speak to be Heard is two, one-day workshops.

Day One: The fundamentals:  A One-Day Journey to Powerful Presence

About the Program:

Join us for an immersive one-day experience designed to unlock your innate presence and transform your presentational skills. Whether you’re a seasoned professional or just starting out, this workshop offers practical tools and insights from the worlds of performance and business to help you command attention, connect deeply, and leave a lasting impact in every interaction.

What You’ll Learn:

  • Discover Your Authentic Voice: Explore techniques to tap into your unique presence and express yourself with confidence and authenticity.
  • Master Body Language: Learn how to use your body language effectively to convey authority, warmth, and engagement.
  • Manage Nerves: Gain strategies to overcome nervousness and speak with poise and assurance, even in high-pressure situations.
  • Build Rapport: Develop the skills to build genuine connections with others and create rapport effortlessly.

Day Two – Elevate Your Presence

About the workshop

Welcome back to the next stage of your journey.  This one-day workshop Builds upon the foundations laid in Fundamentals. It’s a follow on day designed to deepen your skills, expand your impact, and take your communication to the next level.

What You’ll Explore:

  • Advanced Presence Techniques: Dive deeper into advanced techniques to refine your presence and enhance your influence in any situation.
  • Emotional Intelligence in Communication: Learn how to work with emotions effectively and use empathy to connect authentically with others.
  • Storytelling Mastery: Discover the art of storytelling and how to use narrative to captivate, inspire, and persuade your audience.
  • Working with energy – Understanding how to read your audience and respond accordingly.
  • Creating Lasting Impressions: Explore ways to leave a lasting impression through memorable communication and impactful interactions.

Personalised one-to-one coaching for those who may have a specific goal they wish to focus on, whether that be a speech, presentation, or job interview.

Fee: £250 Per Day VAT Exempt


This programme is co-facilitated by Corinna Powlesland, an acclaimed professional actor. There is a small risk, because of her work in the theatre, that sometimes programmes may need to be postponed. In the unlikely event of this happening we will always let you know as soon as it becomes a possibility and look for alternatives that are mutually convenient.

Speak to be Heard

Day One - 25th September 2024
Day Two - TBC

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