Feedback is a gift. Most audiences are very polite in the presence of a speaker, and applaud at the end of the talk, and say “it was great”, but the yardstick is what they actually say AFTER the event, when they leave the venue and what they share back at head office.
Our Head of Speaker coaching, Mary Tillson, when logistically viable, can come and observe you deliver a live talk, and will give you invaluable feedback around your impact, content messaging and style, and provide coaching as relevant. In this current climate of all things Virtual, she can observe any recorded session or be an active participant where viable, on a live session.
Successful speakers who get booked again and again and again are memorable, relevant and make it easy for their audience to stay tuned in to their talk, rather than tune the speaker out. Mary will observe your audience’s reaction during your talk, as well as her own perspective based on:
- Being in that audience and considering what messages she took away, and what your talk/session inspired her to want to do differently. (One of her favourite mantras is.. “It’s all only ever about your audience”)”
- 20+ years’ experience observing and giving feedback and then providing coaching to speakers and presenters around the world. She will verbally, and in a written report, share with you your strengths and points of impact, and will share any opportunities she sees for improvement
She will also provide 121 coaching around your delivery style, impact, content, structure, and messaging and help with your overall design as necessary and as requested.
"Mary is quite simply one of the best coaches I've had the privilege of working with - and I've been lucky enough to work with some awesome people. I was trying to break down what Mary does brilliantly and what does differently. So brilliant: she is passionate, she is full of amazing insights and techniques developed from many years in the business, she's not afraid to tell you that inconvenient truth. Different? The big one for me is love. It sounds corny but its the truth. While working with Mary you feel as if you are the most important person in the world to Mary at the moment. This in itself is a gift. Then there is the fact she goes the extra mile and then some. So I've received a call just checking too see how I was doing. Finally, and this she does with passion, she never gives up on you. In the end my sessions with Mary have been life and career changing." Jack Milner Speaker
"I have enjoyed working with Mary twice so far on developing my speaking business, and I’m certainly looking forward to our continued working relationship. Mainly because she is providing extremely useful content and feedback, and partly because she is fun, supportive and positive to work with. It’s a great time right now (during COVID19) to work on your speaking business, content, delivery, messaging, and Mary is perfectly placed to help with that." Paula Reid Speaker
"I strongly recommend working with Mary. She helped me as a professional speaker to develop my speaking business. And even more important to me, Mary helped me to be a better speaker and to have more impact with my audiences. Whether your are a professional or occasional speaker, give Mary a chance to help you with her amazing, very practical and (speaker's) life changing tools and insights!" Bruno Marion Speaker
“I have had the pleasure of working with Mary on a number of client events. This has included in my role as a professional public speaker brought in to support her workshops, while I have benefitted greatly from her vast experience when developing and delivering leadership and development events of my own. Her expertise in developing meaningful, impactful and well-planned training and workshop events becomes clear the moment you start to work with her. She played a key role in helping me to stretch myself and deliver a higher quality of event for corporate clients in Europe and North America. At a time when clients are always demanding a high quality of output from events, Mary has the depth of experience and talent necessary to ensure a positive outcome and excellent delegate feedback.” Mark Gallagher Speaker