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I wasn't sure what to expect from this training,
as I am a pretty confident speaker, but
I was blown away by the two days.

Daniel facilitated clearly and with depth and
shared great knowledge and experience. I felt my
speaking improved significantly every time I went up
to speak. I left with new confidence not only in my
speaking ability but also in myself.

Nicola Foster - Director Client Services, Outsell

View Our Foundation Courses

The quickest way to dramatically improve your communication skills is to learn how to build real connection and deep rapport with the people you speak to. That’s where our Foundation courses come in.

Although our Foundation courses are called “Public Speaking” courses – they are much much more than that. They are essentially powerful communication skills courses that develop your skills as an authentic communicator.

Our courses will teach you how to make a real connection with whoever you are speaking to (whether it’s one person or one hundred), how to really get your message across, and how to become an amazing listener.

Our two day Foundation 1 course is one of the fastest ways to dramatically improve your communication skills, and it’s also a lot of fun!

We’ll teach you how to use real eye contact as the basis for authentic communication, how to become more comfortable using silence and how to speak fluently and movingly without preparing what you are going to say.

If you want to take your communications skills to the next level and way beyond, check out our Foundation courses now.  All our courses take place in London.

How would you describe what we do?

Working on your body language and speech structure when you have no connection with your audience is like polishing a car with no engine. It might look great, but it’s not going anywhere.

Daniel-Portrait-2-400x490Our principal trainer Daniel Kingsley started out doing presentations, Presentation Skills and Communication Skills Training in the traditional way until he discovered the infinitely more powerful Speaking Circles® method. He discovered that when you get the connection with your audience right, everything else just falls into place.

Our Foundation training harnesses the effectiveness of learning how to build real and deep rapport with an audience with an understanding of how to harness your emotions in order to be a really compelling communicator.

This is the essence of great communication skills and our Foundation communication skills courses really teach you how.

Our Foundation training will teach you how to:

  • Feel at ease making real eye contact with an audience
  • Be authentically yourself in any presentation situation
  • Deal with challenging emotions that arise when you’re speaking
  • Deliver presentations with very little planning and improvise readily
  • Manage difficult audiences
  • Understand how your body language affects your confidence
  • Take command of Q&A sessions

Foundation attendees have commented on their surprise at how enjoyable the act of public speaking can be, attributing this to the quality of the learning, the experience of the course facilitators, and the collaborative spirit nurtured within the workshops. We think you’ll also find our public speaking courses both an enjoyable and rewarding experience.

What would you tell anyone thinking about this course?

How our communication skills courses work

Working in small groups of a maximum of 8 we teach in a “hands-on” way, with just enough input from us and plenty of opportunities for you to practice.  We’ve learned from experience that the best way for people to integrate new skills is by doing instead of listening and we’ll have you starting to take on board these new methods from the first moments of the training.

  • Individual coaching
  • Small group work
  • Large Group work
  • Feedback and Q&A sessions
  • Written handouts summarising all the main points we’ve covered
  • The opportunity to be videoed (optionally) to review your performances at home.
  • Access to a private group for graduates of the training to ask questions and share information about Presentation Skills and Public Speaking.

And, of course if you’d still like some help with structuring presentations or Powerpoint at the end of the course we’ll be happy to coach you in these areas one to one.

Daniel Fellows

If you want to take full control of your ‘life’ and become the best communicator and public speaker you can be I can’t recommend Daniel Kingsley and Presence Training highly enough. It could change your life.

Daniel Fellows, Marketing Director

Radically improve your communication skills now!

The Science behind our powerful Presentation Skills Training and Public Speaking training

The foundation of our unique method starts with eye contact.  Not just fleeting “lip-service” eye contact, but real eye contact where you see the individuals you are speaking to as real human beings and you allow them to see you.

We know from our experience that this transforms the relationship between you and the audience, but many people are interested to know the science that explains why.  The answers are interesting.

Feel calmer, in control and more creative.

According to Professor Stephen Porges, author of the Polyvagal Theory – The Neurophysical Foundations of Emotions, Attachment, Communiation and Self-Regulation, extended easy-going eye contact activates the “Social Engagement System”, which via the vagus cranial nerve acts as a break on the fight or flight sympathetic nervous system.  Once this system is activated people feel more relaxed, safer, are more relational and more creative.

Increase your audience trust

Research by Jozien Bensing with GPs found that GPs who made significant amounts of eye contact with their patients had greater patient satisfaction and found that their patients had reduced anxiety and an increased willingness to disclose symptoms to their practitioner.

Not only does our powerful method work with eye contact, but we also encourage and teach use of “Open Focus” attention of the speaker on the audience.

Reduce your stress and increase performance.

Research by Dr Lester Fehmi of the Princeton Biofeedback Institute over the past 20 years suggests that such open focus attention methods not only reduces stress but also increase concentration and performance.

We can tell you lots more about the science, but of course the proof of the pudding is in the eating – check out our written and video testimonials throughout this website for details of how lots of people like you have benefited from our training.

So if we have intrigued you and you’d like to know more, contact us for a free consultation, or download our free guide to authentic public speaking.