‘SOMETHING TO SHOUT ABOUT’
This is the name of my latest short seminar which I have already delivered at several business meetings. Basically I’m saying that if you have a good business TELL PEOPLE! You can do this in many ways but at the moment using your VOICE AS A FREE MARKETING TOOL is the best bargain you’ll get. This could not be more pertinent than for those recently unemployed and thinking about a fresh start as a business entrepreneur. BBC Breakfast recently featured how your chances of getting a job were affected by the way you talk. So, if you know anyone in this situation tell them that Loud & Clear is here to help. I’ve been out and about letting people know I exist and what I can offer in personal skills development. At the Probis club in Leicester I gave a 30 minute talk on my successful travels as an examiner and adjudicator. ‘Something to shout about’ was delivered at Solihull for a women’s event arranged by Switched-on-Biz (www.switched-on.biz) and again at Long Eaton, Notts. for a women’s Inspiration Day with 80 business ladies present. That day was organised by the Erewash Partnership and the East Midlands Development Agency. I am delighted to tell you that I have successfully gone through the accreditation process for becoming an approved trainer with the East Midlands Development Agency which means I am now on their register for any businesses that are seeking training through the brokerage service. It also means that businesses with 5 to 249 employees can approach Business Link for my services and apply for funding for training. I’ve already received some interest and hope this will really boost my profile in the Est Midlands. I have also been asked to provide more seminars for EMDA at events in March.
At last I have got around to gaining my Equity card! Although I trained as an actress nearly 40 years ago I never applied but last year my professional speaking resulted in sufficient contracts to qualify and the membership card arrived last week. So, if anyone still needed proof that I am an inspirational speaker they now have it! N.B. Some spaces are still available in my diary this year for conferences, ladies luncheons, after dinner entertainment etc. so why not give me a try?
I delivered the first of this year’s ‘Voice Protection & Projection’ workshops for the Amateur Swimming Association’ in Preston with 20 swimming teachers and coaches attending. These workshops are CPD accredited training and gain credits for the participants. I already have another booked in Conway and 2 workshops for a swimming conference in Cheshire this Spring.
I had an article published in the Leicester Chamber of Commerce News in January entitled ‘Be Vocal to Achieve Success’ which I hope will give readers a pep talk to start the New Year. I very much enjoyed the launch meeting for LeicestHERday at the National Space Centre. The main event will take place in June and I am hoping to be directly involved in some way. This has become a major event in Leicester with input from Patricia Hewitt and the first female Asian lord Mayor in the country, Manjula Sood. As you know I work with all kinds of business people 1-2-1 at my Hinckley base and I am now attracting interest from all over the UK. During January I began work with the owner of an IT company in Hampshire and Brad Burton, the charismatic founder of 4Networking (www.4networking.biz)who hails from Somerset. My next ‘Voice Matters!’ workshop took place on 4 February and I’m delighted to tell you that it was full.(see some samples of feedback below)
Currently you can book for the following workshops on line at www.loudandclearauk.com
11th March, Marriott Hotel, Leicester – ‘Voice Matters!’
22 April, Corus Hotel, Solihull – ‘Voice Matters!’
13th May, Marriott Hotel, Leicester – ‘Dynamic Speaking’ with filmed presentations before & after.
Tip of the month: SMILE !!
You’ll make the right impression & you’ll cheer people up – it works even if you’re on the phone!
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Feedback hot off the press:
“I found the course enjoyable & interesting. There are a lot of things we take for granted with our voice that, with practice we can improve.”
“An enjoyable day. I learnt a lot about inflection, delivery & projection. Thank you”
“A valuable tool that I have not given enough thought to previously”
“I would recommend voice training to anybody. Making positive use of your voice is a vital marketing tool when looking to promote your business”
“A great day. Has given me a better understanding of the power of the voice and is a step towards the on-going development of my communication skills”
“For people new to, or those who wish to improve basic speaking skills, a great workshop”