If there is one rule of public speaking, it is surely this: Be kind to your audience! Treat them with care and respect. You may want to inspire; you may wish to entertain, but if you make any of these common public speaking mistakes, you can kiss goodbye to all those...
Swearing is an art but not everyone is an artist! If you know how to swear properly it can add colour and flavour to your words. If you don't, you'll quickly find yourself persona non-effing grata! Swearing is not a modern thing. The residents of Ancient Pompei...
The truth is, it is ridiculous, almost offensive, for me to talk about the lessons I learnt from one night with the homeless. First of all, it wasn't even a night - more like 4 hours in the evening. And I wasn't, as you might have expected, out in the biting...
How often do you get longer than a couple of minutes to tell people about what you do? Elevator Pitch School is an online workshop featuring my unique 7 step formula to help you convince anyone about your business or idea. Sign up to my waiting list and you’ll be the first to know when school starts.
With my bespoke workshops for small groups of no more than 15 people, I love training company & organisation staff to develop presentation skills that rock. Courses range from half day to a full 3 day programme, covering everything from PowerPoint Presentations to Client Pitches.
When you need a more personal direct approach, I work with executives, directors and managers to write their speeches & hone their leadership communication skills. You’ll get a tailor made personal programme designed to fit your style and precise needs. There’ll be homework, but it’ll be fun!
What people say about working with me
Kolarele delivered an excellent presentation to our Business School students on ‘How to deliver excellent presentations!’ The academic staff and students were all very impressed and inspired to work on their own presenting style. We have also booked Kolarele to speak at a University of East Anglia Summer School. It has been very easy to work with Kolarele and I would recommend him and his work as a very worthwhile investment!
After being impressed by Kolarele at some sales training he was doing for my company, I signed up to one of his sessions on powerful presentations. The session was great because it looked at every aspect from concept, content and structure through to delivery. I have been more confident in the presentations I have done since, I feel they are more engaging and are having more impact with the audience. Kolarele has a good training style and I’d recommend the session I did to anyone looking to impove their presentations.
Working with Kolarele really helped me crystallise what I wanted to do with clients, and how I wanted to help them battle their villain. Very insightful and definitely informative!
Kola has been for many years a distinguished orator who has always impressed when on stage presenting to others. I recently put him in touch with one of my friends who had to deliver a defining speech that was of significant importance to him. What was particularly impressive is how over a very short period of time, Kola was able to transform (by providing the tools, know-how and techniques) my friend from somebody who was nervous, stuttering and with poor body language and unclear messages when speaking to an audience, into somebody who was evidently self-confident, impactful, thought-provoking with crisp messaging. In short, my friend suddenly gained some much-needed presence and the audience could not quite believe the transformation!
I have worked with Kolarele on several occasions and have been profoundly impacted by his professionalism and ability to put across his point. I have learnt much about presenting; just by listening to him talk feels like you are attending a coaching session. He has an engaging manner with a delivery style that is thoughtful and deliberate. I look forward to working with him again and highly recommend him as a presentation coach.
I can highly recommend Kolarele for speech writing and coaching. As a business owner the need to present my business clearly is critical. Kolarele has been a great help with building my confidence and giving me the tools to perform at my best. My business presentations are becoming more effective and memorable and I have been amazed at the results – I have won several awards of ‘Best Speech’ at networking events!l