FAQs

Frequently asked questions from Coralstone Training

What level of experience do I need to have to train with Coralstone training?

None. Coralstone training has worked with chief executives of charities and tech companies to working parents, actors, students, and people with English as a second language and school children. You don’t need experience just an ability to learn.

I am really nervous about learning in a group setting. How will the sessions be run to make me feel comfortable and at ease?

Wendy has many years of experience of working with people that feel like this. None of us want to be put in the position of being made to feel vulnerable in a group setting when we start. Wendy will identify your specific requirements and experience before the course begins. Her training sessions are designed as building blocks of confidence and experience. You will learn and improve without realising through a series of gentle question and answer sessions leading to group and finally individual work.

I am a seasoned public speaker however I have been asked to present to an international audience with an interpreter to translate for me. Can you help me?

Ah yes – the interpreter will add a layer of complexity to your presentation as far as timing is concerned. However what is important here is to simplify your language and really be aware of stripping out any colloquialisms and idioms out of your speech that will alienate the audience. Coralstone will work with you on speed delivery, structure and appropriate use of English and cultural differences.

I have to pitch to potential investors – can you help me?

Coralstone training has years of experience of working with start up companies helping them pitch for money. Wendy will guide you through the psychology of the audience helping you read what they want and answer the difficult questions that will get thrown at you.

I get incredibly nervous when I am asked to present. Do you have any types to overcome this?

Yes – Coralstone trains you from the inside out. That is we work with you physically to prepare yourself before hand to get you in the right frame of mind. That’s the inside.

Then we have the outside. That’s what comes out of your mouth. We work with you to really understand your audience so you can give them what they want to hear in the best format from what you say, how you say it to what is available in visuals to enhance your performance.

I have to work with some really difficult people and sometime I feel I just can’t say no to things. Can you help?

Of course we can. We all need some help here and that is where assertiveness training comes in to play. Our course will show you how to say no with conviction and confidence.

I have to put my presentation together and I don’t know where to start.

We start by working to the number one rule which is KIS. That is Keep it Simple. Talk out and brainstorm those three points you need to get across and work out your structure from there. We can give you tips on how to do this to get the best out of your material.

I am dyslexic and have a massive issue with gathering my thoughts and when I get nervous my mind blanks completely.

Coralstone Training has many years of experience working with some of the most talented designers, artists, business people and managers with neuro diverse approaches to thinking.

We have tips and strategies with work though to make the process of communication less daunting and at the same time allowing the presenter to shine and get their message across.

Do you run public courses?

Yes yes we do. We are really excited to release our first two events at the prestigious Royal Society of Arts in central London – Effective Communication . Early bird discount and student prices. Thursday 20th Feb 2018 and Friday 23rd March 2018

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