Skype coaching ~ 1- to -1 help

- develop public speaking confidence & competence

Are you fearful at the thought of making a speech?

Do you want to be an  effective public speaker?

Are you ready to let anxiety go?

Yes? Then read on, and take the first step by filling in the form below. I'll be back in touch with you within 24 hours.

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One-to-one skype coaching could be the release you need.

Meet with me in the comfort and privacy of your own home. Together we can:

  • find a starting point to dismantle the fear holding you back
  • plan and implement a step-by-step doable program tailored to your specific needs

Elements your program could include are assistance with:

  • dis-empowering and re-framing bad public speaking memories
  • using powerful strategies to transform anticipatory fear into excitement
  • detailed planning and time-lining to ensure nothing realistically within your control is left to chance
  • audience research - understanding what they need and want to hear
  • speech content, structure and writing
  • story telling in speeches
  • speech practice/rehearsal
  • voice - delivery - vocal variety, speech rate, pronunciation ...
  • body language and gesture and more. Ask me!

What do you need for Skype coaching?

To use Skype you need:

How does meeting work?

It's simple! We arrange a time and date, log in to Skype, connect and meet - one to one. If you are out of my time zone (NZST - UTC/GMT +12hrs) we'll use this international meeting planner to plan a connection.

How do we decide what to focus on?

That's simple too!

You tell me ahead of time, beginning with filling out the questionnaire form below.

We have an initial (free) get together to discuss in further detail what you want to achieve and to make sure we can work with each other productively.

Then I take the information you've provided and shape/design a session, or series of sessions, especially tailored to meet your specific needs.

Is there after-session support?

Once the session is through I will email you a summary of the material covered as well as action points and/or resources discussed.

How much does Skype coaching cost?

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How, what, and when do I pay?

  • A 45 minute session = US $60 payable by PayPal
  • A 60 minute session = US $80 payable by PayPal
  • Or book 3 X 45 minute sessions for US $150 payable by PayPal

You pay for your session(s) once you have submitted your questionnaire, I have reviewed your request, we've had a preliminary chat to see if we can work together AND we have agreed on the next meeting date and time.

It doesn't matter if you don't have a PayPal account as you can pay using your credit card.

Click to check my Terms and Conditions

Who are you?

Understandably, most people like to know who the person is behind the words, particularly before they go clicking any PayPal links and flashing credit cards around!

Susan Dugdale

Here's the essentials:

  • I have a degree in English and psychology.
  • I am a trained teacher.
  • I have over 20 years teaching experience specializing in drama.
  • I am an active and current member of Toastmasters International.

Click the link to find out more about me.

Please note:

I am not a qualified speech therapist. If you have difficulties principally arising from disfluencies such as stammering or stuttering check this website: Stuttering Foundation of America as an excellent starting point. You deserve and need specialty services beyond those I am able to provide.

Ready to fill in the Skype coaching form?

Please include as much relevant detail as you can. This helps me help you more effectively and quickly.

I will be in touch with you as soon as I can after I get your completed form.

Tell me all about it ...

Please note that all fields followed by an asterisk must be filled in.
Strategies for overcoming fear
Planning - choosing a topic, research
Speech structure & writing
Story telling in speeches
Speech delivery
Voice - breathing & vocal variety
Other (please specify in the 'tell me more ' box below)
I need to speak in public for work
I am a terrified public speaker
I have tried other solutions to overcome fear of public speaking
English is NOT my mother tongue
I have a presentation coming up soon
I have Skype already set up
One 45 minute session
Three 45 minute sessions
One 60 minute session
I don't know yet.

Please enter the word that you see below.


*If you're not quite ready to complete the skype coaching form because you've got questions, please ask them through my contact form. I'll get back to you as soon as I can.

Related pages you may find useful:

  1. Breathing exercises to support the voice and channel nervous energy effectively
  2. How to use the power of silence for greater impact
  3. Understanding and using rehearsal effectively

Terms and Conditions 

These are here to protect either of us from any potential misunderstandings. Obviously there is room for flexibility providing changes are agreed upon ahead of time.

  1. Payment must be received via PayPal 24 hours before the session.
  2. If payment is not received the session will be canceled.
  3. If you are late logging in to your session, it will still finish at the agreed time - extra time will not be added.
  4. No refunds will be given if you fail to log in for your session.
  5. I, Susan, will not be held responsible for any connection or technical difficulties that may occur during the session.

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“Susan cuts to the chase.

After a demonstration of an excerpt from one of my speeches, she nailed all my opportunities on the head.

And this was through Skype with her on one side of the world and me on the other.

I knew those elements were my weaknesses, but to have her so quickly identify them and then so positively show me how they could be improved, was exciting.

I’d highly recommend Susan as a speech coach!”

Teri Yanovitch

Customer Service Speaker
Florida, USA

"All the great speakers were bad speakers at first."
Ralph Waldo Emerson

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