Public Speaking

Do you lack the confidence to speak in public? Do you lose your voice when faced with presenting?

Don’t let your fear rob you of speaking opportunities.

Isn’t it time you found the confidence to ensure your voice is heard?

How to overcome your fear of public speaking?

Most of us have anxiety when we think about getting on stage to talk in front of a large audience, or even when it comes to presenting to our colleagues. Aside from the physical symptoms associated with this fear (sweating palms, dry mouth, heart palpitations) our own internal mantras often work against us.

While some therapists and mentors might teach you some techniques for better public speaking, these don’t address the internal barriers that hold us back. Medication and a few deep breaths might slow your heart rate, but when your fear holds you back from seeking public speaking opportunities these band aids do little to help manage and overcome your fear of public speaking.

Testimonials What our clients say about our service

Roger Southam made me see that I was making a generalised problem from a small specific issue. Making me laugh at it was brilliant. Identification of resources was excellent and to the point. It is easy sitting with him and very comfortable looking at these things. If we hadn’t done the session I would be where we started. A big thank you. ‐ Judith Sherringdon
I came to Roger with an issue. I had just walked out of a high-profile position with a very successful firm leaving me with a sense of confusion, embarrassment, failure, uncertainty, shame but somehow, relief. In less than three hours Roger enabled me to stop my self-chastisement and get some clarity around the issues and the decision I had to make. ‐ Claire Nowell
I liked Roger Southam’s tenacity and direction. When he asked me to make a visual representation of my vision I realised that was what had been missing, and I got it. I appreciate his humour and presence. Thank you. FANTASTIC. ‐ Jane Tarbutt
Having recently established a new business I came to Roger to seek advice on a number of issues. Encouraging me to approach problems with an open mind really gave me clarity. Roger’s intuitive and informal style not only helped resolve these specific issues but has also left me with the confidence to be more decisive in the future ‐ George Copeman
Needing to find a new job but with a growing sense of self-doubt, the idea of facing interviews was appalling. Roger helped me to put everything into perspective reminding me of both my confidence and competitiveness. Now not only do I have a plan hoping forward I also have the resources to help with any future issues. ‐ H, Investment Advisor
Going through a very tough time at work made me question my whole ability and what I’d actually achieved over the past 20 years. Roger dissolved those doubts in minutes and showed me how to get what I wanted in simple steps. Now I know I’ll do better than I’ve ever done before. ‐ Suzanne Orrell

Neuro Linguistic programming for public speaking?

Neurolingistic programming for public speaking isn’t about looking into the root causes of your anxieties. Instead sessions are more practical, looking at the reasons why you want to improve your public speaking confidence and setting tangible, but most importantly, tailored goals that will help you on your way to being in an improved state of mind than before.

Roger Southam’s approach to his clients is key to their success. His positive mentality and realistic goal setting will keep you motivated and accountable throughout this process so you can reach a point of freedom and move beyond what is holding you back.

What can I achieve with NLP?

Along your journey you’ll learn new skills and equip yourself with a ‘toolkit’ that you can apply to any anxiety inducing situation. This toolkit will be built using what you already know, the power that’s inside of you and some coaching tips from Roger.

At the end of your journey you will be able to:

  • Speak in front of a large crowd
  • Present findings and proposals to senior colleagues
  • Input your thoughts on group projects
  • Assert yourself and your expertise
  • Negotiate a salary or promotion at work
  • Command the respect of your peers