Public Speaking & Presentation Skills
Do you need individual coaching to improve your Public Speaking Skills?
Imagine you have an important presentation coming up. You have the information but feel nervous about speaking to a large group. You are not sure how to structure the content or how to get the audience on side quickly. Some presentations have long term consequences. Present well and you win the contract. Present well and the audience does what you ask. Present well and morale and performance improves. Public Speaking Coaching will help you improve significantly in a short time.
Paddy uses Mindfulness principles to help deal with ‘speaker’s nerves’. Distracting yourself doesn’t work for long. Learn how to live with your unhelpful thoughts and fears. All speakers get nerves. Learn how to manage your nerves and present calmly and confidently.
Paddy is a very experienced Keynote Speaker and Public Speaking Coach. He can help you to improve your speaking performance easily and quickly. Call now to arrange your first coaching session.
Influencing & Negotiating Skills
Are your technical skills ahead of your people skills? Have you ever been accused of neglecting the ‘soft skills’ that have such hard consequences? Do you occasionally rub people the wrong way? Do you get the job done but leave a legacy of disgruntled people for someone else to deal with?
With the skilled use of a 360 degree feedback tool, Paddy can help you identify your behavioural strengths and weaknesses. In a confidential setting, he can assist you to improve your Influencing Skills and your ability to get others to do what you want whilst building stronger relationships. Eighty percent of senior management initiatives fail because they are not supported by middle management and staff. Money and resources are wasted because of an inappropriate influencing style.
If you are in a management role, any time spent improving your people skills will lead to overall performance and morale improvements. Forcing people to do what you want won’t assure commitment and quality. Influencing will.
If you need to influence others to achieve your work goals or business success, you need to be skilled at influencing others without using fear as a motivator.
Paddy can help you move your people skills ahead of your technical skills. Individual coaching will improve your people and influencing skills significantly.
Several of our middle managers have attended Paddy’s management coaching and mentor sessions to assist with issues such as time management, positive communication, team leadership and conflict resolution. The program has been well received by staff, resulting in many positive outcomes. Comments and feedback from individual staff include:
Paddy has made me think much deeper when dealing with a wide variety of staff. Paddy suggested, when dealing with staff conflict to look at the issue through the staff member’s eyes; listen to concerns and avoid asking loaded questions. He encouraged me to set positive boundaries and lead from the front at all times – to demonstrate that I “practice what I preach”.
With Paddy’s help, I can now focus on the ‘here and now’ and not to get caught up with distractions. He suggested that I make a list of daily, achievable tasks and to prioritise those tasks in order of urgency. If a project is large, break it into small achievable sections so it is less overwhelming.
Paddy has helped define Telling, Selling , Participating or Delegating with members of my team. Through this I have devised strategies on how to work with each team member and help improve performance.
Paddy has helped me see things differently and opened various ways of communication. I now have a clear direction on how to communicate with individual staff.
Nicole Bradshaw, Mentone Grammar