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Public Speaking and Confidence Boosting Workshop

According to statistics, the fear of public speaking is second only to the fear of death!

I specialise in spoken communication and confidence.

My clients include customer service representatives, business professionals and individuals preparing for wedding speeches.

What all these people have in common is a need to speak with clarity and confidence.

Over the last 5.5 years, I have helped thousands of people to improve their spoken communication and mindset. Having performed as an actress for 10 years and experienced problems with both my voice and confidence, I set about putting together some courses to help others to overcome similar obstacles. I have combined my own techniques with qualifications I have gained in the fields of personal development and teaching. Previous clients include: EDF Energy, Neuberger Berman and Nottingham University.

Spoken communication is very rarely taught at any point in the education process, despite the fact that it is a fundamental aspect of everyday life. My courses look to re-address this situation.

I am known for helping people to improve their speaking skills and mindset. My mission is to leave all of my clients feeling more confident.

I am holding a 2-day Public Speaking & Confidence Boosting workshop on 26th & 27th May.

You will learn how to:

  • Manage and maintain emotions
  • Speak with confidence
  • Communicate at a higher level
  • Think on your feet
  • Structure a powerful presentation
  • Use your voice to make as much impact as possible
  • Memorise a prepared speech
  • Engage your audience 

There are just 12 places available. To book your place, please purchase via the link, below:

Price: £500 (2 day Course)

Dates: 26th and 27th May 2012

Time: 9:30am- 4:30pm
Venue:  Novotel,10 Pepys Street,Tower Hill,EC3N 2NR
Nearest tube: Tower Hill (circle & district lines)
Rail: Fenchurch Street (10 minutes taxi/ tube to Liverpool Street/ Waterloo)
DLR: Tower Gateway
Airport: London City Airport

* All attendees will receive a complimentary copy of my new book, which will be published later this year.

* Tea, coffee and light refreshments will be provided. You can either bring your own lunch along or purchase near by.

For further details or to book your place, please contact Francesca directly on: 07903 954 550/


"My job has recently been transferred from the UK to an Asian country. With the move from my established position to a new challenging role in a new environment, I suddenly found myself lacking my usual level of confidence. I was often put in situations where I needed to present, often at a very short or no notice. The fear inside me gradually grew greater and greater. I knew I had to do something about it before it paralysed me completely! Then one day I happened to receive a newsletter from Positive Voice, offering confidence boosting courses. I had known (and had a very good experience with) Francesca as I had taken elocution lessons with her. Francesca was able to accommodate a session at short notice and we used Skype to overcome the geographical distance. During the session, Francesca asked me good questions about the things that scared me and why it was so; and somehow helped me make them work towards my advantage. Thanks to Francesca, I now even see the boss I used to be afraid of as my greatest teacher! Francesca and I discussed running a follow-up session if that was needed but I am pleased to say Francesca managed to disperse my fears during our first lesson. On top of that she provided some very useful presentation tips, which have helped me feel much more confident about the presentations I prepare and conduct. Overall, I would recommend Positive Voice to anyone who feels their confidence could do with a boost!"  
Manager, Big 4 firm

"I'm delighted to say that my daughter's Wedding Day was an amazing day and everything went absolutely perfectly. I cannot thank you enough for all the help you gave in both boosting my confidence and with the preparation for my 'mother of the bride speech'. I felt completely calm and at ease on the day, remembered all the tips you have given me about presentation, voice projection, punctuation, posture etc., and didn't need to refer to any notes for my speech. I even felt confident enough to ad lib. I think this was one of my greatest achievements as I've always had a phobia about public speaking and had been terrified at the prospect of speaking in front of a group of people. Before starting the lessons, I could never have envisaged that I would stand up in front of 120 and have the confidence to give a speech. Throughout the afternoon and evening a number of guests congratulated me on an excellent speech, some said they were touched to tears and another that my speech was extremely polished and sincere. I'm going to make sure I keep up my new skill and regularly participate in my club's poetry reading evenings. Thank you so much Fran, I couldn't have done it without your help."  
Anonymous, London

"We organised a session with Positive Voice because we wanted to empower female students with the confidence to achieve what they want to do and the session most definitely fulfilled that! Fran's variety of techniques offered support for everyone who attended and feedback after the event has been really positive, with all the women who participated having benefited in some way. It's most definitely a session we will look to run again in future years."  
University of Nottingham Women's Network

"I have been meaning to thank you properly for all the help and support you gave me in the run up to Katie's wedding, and to let you know how positively I felt about how it went. I found the whole process very insightful. Interesting and stimulating. One of the interesting things that came out of giving the speech is that my family just assumed I could give a speech, although they have never heard me give one, and assumed I do so all the time at work! My parents did come up to say they enjoyed it at the first opportunity, although in my visualisation I couldn't see them doing so! I hope your courses are going well and if you ever need any help or support, I would be a willing helper for you!"  
Joanne Lane

"I spent 5 sessions with Fran to help me overcome my fear of public speaking and my forthcoming best man's speech. By helping me break down the negative thought patterns I had developed over the years combined with actual speaking exercises I was able to tackle the problem from both ends. Fran is very passionate about what she does. It's nice to know that someone has a genuine interest in the behaviour of the human mind and it was interesting to unravel some of my insecurities that were holding me back in my everyday life. I now have a much healthier and realistic attitude towards towards the prospect of public speaking and thanks to Fran my best man's speech was a success."  
Ben Johnson, London

"Thank you for great sessions over skype. I liked your professionalism and you are a great enthusiast. I have noticed significant improvements in my speech clarity, pausing between speeches and stressing words. The exercises you taught are highly beneficial and did help in a great way in betterment of my voice."  
DP, India

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