Here are answers to some of the most common questions we get asked.
Full Day Speaking Workshops
How many people can the workshop accommodate?
The maximum number of attendees is 18. This is because of the highly interactive and practice centric instructional model (more students means less time practicing per student).
However, for larger groups a keynote talk teaching how to avoid the most common speaking mistakes, and core techniques, is something we are often asked to provide. This is a good option if the size of your group is fixed, but you want to improve everyone's public speaking aptitude.
What preparation do attendees need to do?
All attendees are asked to come with approximately two minutes of material. This could be from a talk they have given before, or preferably, a new talk they want to work on. It's entirely fine for it to be rough and even improvised, as the goal for the day is to teach attendees how to develop material through practice.
The topic of the material can be anything: a story they want to tell, an idea they want to pitch, or a lesson they want to teach.
Is the workshop as fun and friendly as you claim it is?
Yes! The format for the day has been refined over many years to ensure you'll learn as much as possible, but also have a fun and rewarding experience.
How many days does it take to get the video review feedback?
The standard service is 3 to 5 business days, but often it takes less. Expedited service guarantees 48 hour turnaround time.
What if I'm not happy with the feedback report I get?
At the moment we do not offer refunds or cancelations.
I don't have a video yet, can I make one?
Certainly. You can use any video camera or mobile device and you'll get the same kind of feedback as you would for a recorded talk from an event.
How much of my video will I get critiqued on?
We watch at least the first 20 minutes of your presentation, which is almost always sufficient to generate a very useful and actionable report. We may watch move of your talk if needed, or if a top concern is structure and pacing.
How do I schedule a 1-on-1 session?
Currently coaching is by appointment only. Sessions are primarily done over Skype with limited availability for in person coaching in the Seattle area.
What preparation do I need to do for the session?
Before your session is scheduled, you'll note any specific topics or skills you're interested in. During the session itself you'll be asked to practice doing a presentation and that will be the basis for how and what you're coached on.