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Online coaching ~ 1- to -1 help

- develop public speaking confidence & competence

Maybe you're fearful at the thought of making a speech.

Or perhaps you'd like assistance with speech delivery, or planning?

Or writing, body language, breathing, or something else to do with public speaking?

Yes? Then read on.

One-to-one online coaching could be just what you need. 

Meet with me in the comfort and privacy of your own home and together we'll:

  • find a starting point to build the skills you want
  • plan and implement a step-by-step doable program tailored to your specific needs
Butterflies in formation - allowing a person to speak confidently.

Elements your program could include are assistance with:

  • disempowering and reframing bad public speaking memories
  • detailed planning and time-lining an upcoming speech 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 online coaching?

To meet me online you need:

  • A computer with a reliable broadband connection
  • A Skype, Whatsapp, Zoom or FaceTime account! These are all free, and generally very reliable. 
  • A compatible webcam and microphone if you're using your laptop to connect. (Do check. They could be part of your computer set up already.)

How does getting together work?

It's simple! We arrange a time and date, then connect and meet - one to one. I live in New Zealand. 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 online coaching cost?

How, what, and when do I pay?

Prices for skype coaching button
  • A 60 minute session = US $80 + fees* payable by PayPal*
  • Or book 3 X 60 minute sessions for US $210 + fees* 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 PayPal also accepts Visa, Mastercard, Discover and American Express credit cards.

*Fees: PayPal charges account holders fees to receive payments. For example, the charges on $80 USD, the price of an hour of coaching, is $3.52 USD + a currency fee of 30c.USD which equals a total of $3.82 USD. 

Please note: I live in New Zealand and the standard rate is 4.4% + a fixed fee based on the currency received. Check out this PayPal page on how charges are calculated if you want to find out more.

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, 2019 - write-out-loud.com

Here's the essentials:

  • I have a Bachelor degree majoring in English and psychology.
  • I am a trained teacher.
  • I have over 20 years teaching experience specializing in drama.
  • I was a member of Toastmasters International for many years. During that time, aside from giving umpteen speeches, I ran workshop sessions on speech delivery, and participated in speech competitions, sometimes successfully. -:)

Click the link to find out more about me.

Ready to fill in the online 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.

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*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.

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.