We aspire to reclaim the original meaning of coaching.
We are a team of debaters and coaches and we have learned the following lessons:
It is not possible to learn how to communicate just by listening to others no matter how inspirational they are. You can listen to all the advice in the books, but if you don’t practice yourself, you will never reach your full potential.
There is no talent. What people consider talent is the result of very hard work. Your voice, your poise, your eye contact, your style but also the content can only improve through hard work. Some people have been lucky enough to have opportunities to hone these skills earlier in life, some others haven’t. But it’s never too late because it’s not something that you are born with.
You can learn in a tedious way, but you learn easier and better in an enjoyable and entertaining way. Education doesn’t have to be mundane and tiresome. We have limited time to spend on ourselves, it is such a shame not to enjoy it. Here is where debate, group discussion, oratory and all public speaking events are suitable- you learn through action, interaction and competition.
Coaching public speaking should not suggest the sterile procedure of teaching the rules. We all know the rules. You can watch a YouTube video and learn the basic rules in about three minutes. The coach is the educator who will evaluate your strengths, weaknesses, personality traits, needs and learning style, among so many other parameters, and create a method of procedure just for you, in a manner that you will enjoy every step of the way. The coach will tell you the truth, guide you through the difficulties, support you when you need support and help you find your own way to become better. There is no one size fits all, and whoever claims so is brutally lying.
In the end, you yourself will have to put in the work; there is no other way.
But we will be by your side every step of the way.
And what a journey it will be! In the end you will be able to:
• Translate abstract ideas into tangible results
• Evaluate ideas and adjust assumptions
• Solve problems based on credible evidence
• Make dramatically better decisions
• Develop business conversation skills that build rapport & keep others interested
• Practice using conversation as a coaching and performance management tool
• Become skilled at overcoming resistance without defensiveness
• Apply diplomacy and tact to be a credible and effective communicator
• Manage the impact your communication has on your image
• Define and leverage your communication style
• Develop and demonstrate better listening skills