Frequently Asked Questions:
How much time will I need to invest?
There is about 5 hours worth of video ranging from 5 min- 25 mins. Some of the exercises you can complete within that time frame. Others you will need to take more time.
Some of the exercises benefit from daily repetition but it is up to you when and where you do this. Or, if you do it at all!
As with most training the more you put in the more you'll get out.
How will you support my learning?
Each module is made up of videos explaining theory, practice and exercises for you to access and complete in your own time frame.
At the end of each module you will book yourself into a coaching session to review your learning, receive peer and coach feedback and set the scene for your next module. So on this course you will get three sessions of coaching, with at least 10 mins one-to-one in each session.
Some of the lesson there are downloadable documents that will assist you in completing the exercises.
You will also have email access to a coach for the duration of your course should need clarification about any aspect of your learning.
You also have the option to purchase additional one-to-one coaching sessions if you feel that would benefit your learning.
Actors are just pretending why would you use theatre skills?
Actors are trained to have stage presence. A good one can stand and breathe and do little else and still capture you attention.
We take the training that actors receive around physical and vocal presence and apply it to business scenarios. Effective actors find the real truth of a situation and when they do it has the power to move us.
As an entrepreneur you want to authentically connect with and influence your audience, moving them towards your ideas, product or service; presence and truth with do just that.
Are you going to make me pretend to be a tree or melting ice-cube?
We use theatre theory and practice but we also blend that with business theory, organisational psychology and coaching practices.
We will move around and use our body, breath and voice perhaps in ways you haven't before, but always with the end goal in mind of creating engaging, impactful pitches.
You will also be able to do all the exercises in the privacy of your own home or meeting room.
Is there a test?
No. There are no tests and in fact I would encourage you to ditch the idea of right and wrong now they aren't helpful concepts. If we think we are getting things wrong the body and voice tense up which is the opposite of what we are aiming for.
I am a very nervous speaker, is this the right course for me?
Absolutely. We are very experienced in supporting nervous speakers towards becoming more confident speakers. Some of them even begin to enjoy it! We really. hope you'll be one of them.
However, if you are more experienced you may be better with a different course. Why not book in for a complimentary Clarity Call on the coaching page to determine the best course for your needs.