Developing Excellent Public Speaking Skills through Coaching - a New Case Study from Excellerate

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excellerate business performance ltd. helps the MD of Corporate Sports Management to overcome the most common fear in business - his public speaking nerves - in a single coaching session and become an excellent presenter.

Simon Polledri is Director and co-founder of Corporate Sports Management. The company have been operating very successfully from their central London offices for the last 2 years. CSM specialise in organising corporate hospitality for major international sports events such as the Rugby World Cup in France, Olympic Games in China and World Cup football.

Simon first met Peter Freeth, Director of excellerate about four years ago, when Peter was speaking about NLP at a conference. Simon was impressed with Peter’s performance and could see the value that the NLP techniques could bring to Business Managers and Directors at all levels.

Simon had never really enjoyed giving presentations but it was something that he wanted to learn to do well and recognised the advantages this would bring to the business. Having maintained his relationship with Peter since the original seminar, Simon decided he would be the ideal person to coach him.

Simon was amazed at the results he achieved in just one session, he says, “Peter was able to put things in my terms, help me recognise and overcome the barriers and inhibitions in my mind and understand what it was I didn’t like about it. Unlike training coaching is designed specifically for the individual and their own agenda.”

So in just one coaching session Simon has gone from disliking and shying away from presentations to really enjoying them, he says, “The biggest difference now is my approach to preparation, thinking things through and deciding what character I want to be in. Now I really love the opportunity to speak.”

When asked if he would recommend coaching to others, Simon says, “Have it now. There are so many dimensions you can grow into as a person and a Manager or Director and I have, and will continue to, recommend it to others.”

Excellerate Business Performance Ltd (excellerate) is a consultancy that accelerates excellence in business by developing skills in people. Based in the UK and working internationally, excellerate works with all sizes of businesses in all market sectors.

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