What is public presence?
How you behave and communicate both verbally and non-verbally (conscious and subconscious) within social interactions creates your overall public presence. Some social interactions may foster a more positive presence than others and new or infrequent social interactions can be daunting.
Do you have a positive public presence all of the time?
We are all different and our behaviours in social situations are completely personal. These situations may at times result in unwanted behaviours or an inability to do the things that we want to do. Self-awareness is key to understanding, monitoring and enhancing positive presence in all social situations. Through individual coaching and using the Hot Cross Bun model, widely used by counselling practitioners, we find patterns and triggers which can help change those unwanted responses.
Learn skills for new situations
We may all face new or infrequent social situations which may unnerve us, such as: media or job interviews, public speaking, networking, negotiation, persuasion etc. Our workshops, peripatetic teaching, and evidence based development programmes are designed to give you understanding, awareness and experience in preparation for these situations.
Developing the social skills of young people is as important as developing their academic achievement
The evidence shows that these skills are vital for young people. We can help prepare them for their futures by offering development in the areas such as: interview coaching, public speaking, personal impact, assertiveness, informal business conversation etc. These may take the form of stand-alone workshops, individual and group coaching, or peripatetic lessons following the LAMDA communication or performance syllabus.
Enhance your public presence through communication and performance exams
- Increase your confidence in communicating and performing in public
- Understand the mechanics of creating effective communication and performances
- Exercise your memory retention and recall
- Enhance your vocal & physical communication skills
- Expand your vocabulary and self-expression
- Increase your ability to express emotion
- Gain a deeper understanding of the objectives, actions and emotions of others
- Bolster your confidence when making statements and defending arguments
- Engage in constructive informal conversation
- Generate greater self-awareness
- Increase your eye-contact when speaking from the page
- Strengthen your creativity
How can we help you?
All our work is tailored towards your needs.
Contact us to discuss how we might support your public presence.
Thank you so much for running the Interviews and Presentations workshop yesterday. We’ve had some really positive feedback from students and staff; your direction and organisation meant that students were on board all day.
Deputy Head of Rhetoric, St Edmund’s College
Sarah has been fantastic to work with. She takes the time to understand what is needed, to explore difficult questions and to push when pushing is required. She is patient, thoughtful and incredibly intuitive. I found Sarah’s style straightforward and consultative, her approach is tempered with kindness and without judgement. I can not recommend her highly enough.
Eloquential courses will engage you from start to finish and teach you to engage others. Sarah brings a unique combination of deep insight into the psychology of workplace communication and the art of persuasive speaking. This rounded and highly effective combination is unforgettable and will produce lasting change in your working environment and in individuals.
Michael Coleman – Professor of Neuroscience, University of Cambridge