Presentation Coaching & Transformation
“Just when I think I have learned the way to live, life changes” Hugh Prather
Change is like a climbing unknown cliff face…
Imagine you are hanging from your finger-tips. You’re tiring and there are sharp rocks below. It feels rational to hang on for as long as you can. Your grip is slipping! Being told to “let go” only makes things feel worse.
Maybe you need a coach to help with the climb, I can help! I have been there and coached others through it!
Leadership was once a quiet skill, today it is very public. Becoming a powerful speaker and communicator is an essential skill in leadership today, it is media driven world.
The Audience is no longer passive; they have become, co-creators. Leaders must communicate so they pull the audience into an ongoing relationship. For leaders, it is critical to be flexible and have powerful communication skills. Essential skills of modern leadership; engaging and empowering teams to create results.
You need to enable others to create value around a shared purpose. The future lies in creating diverse ecosystems and business platforms. The power to communicate has never been as important!
It is a skill and can be learnt, it takes commitment and great coach. My life’s passion is helping people express themselves powerfully, with passion and purpose. Nothing happens until communication begins; Great ideas have no impact until they are given voice, your voice. GXL
“The Director creates a space where they can become more than they’ve dreamed of being.” ROBERT ALTMANN
The Challenge Today
“Authority alone does not make a leader; the ability to get your message across to persuade your listener is key. Nothing happens until the communication begins; great ideas have no impact until they are given voice. Power comes from a leader’s ability to use his or her own unique set of personal attributes to their best advantage. Those who learn these core leadership skills will have the knowledge and courage to change, the experience to advance and succeed. ”Geoffrey X. Lane
My focus is to coach and inspire you as a leader and your presentation team to effectively communicate and to skillfully present your winning story, your “X Factor.”
Presentation Director; it involve working with you and your team, coaching and directing your team on how to communicate with passion, enthusiasm and sincerity. You’ll become more powerful in communicating who you are and the advantages in your bid. We combine this with an equal emphasis on the technical and logistical components of your presentation, enabling you to feel confident that all parts are well taken care of.
Crafting your key messages and developing your presentation materials is essential to motivate your audience and to get the information they want, so that they can choose you, and for you to win!
When I coach presentation teams, I build upon the talents and resources of each team member and guide them to become a cohesive whole.
Finally, I have created a unique rehearsal process that is designed to master confidence, familiarity and experience. What you want to say is crystallized and becomes embodied.
On performance day you will present your powerful story with clarity; you’re engaged with your audience; and you receive the results you desire.
Script/Story Board Development /Presentation Tools
Preparing a winning presentation can be a complex process. There many moving parts – assembling the right team, ensuring the company can satisfy the full complement of technical and management requirements, perhaps identifying and forming strategic alliances, allocating sufficient resources and budgets, and preparing timelines.
Sometimes what is forgotten in this deluge of work is the crystal clarity of your promise, the full expression of your commitment and the true uniqueness of your offer that differentiates you from your competitors. I will help you uncover, re-define or bring to life your promise. You will put voice to your unique offer. you will transform your story to captivate the imagination of your audience. This strengthens your position to win.
Added to this, I will work with a design team, (either yours or ours) to creatively develop your “story-board” and the full suite of presentation and communication tools required for a powerful, passionate, first class delivery.
Personal Presentation Coaching;
“Either you run the day, or the day runs you” Jim Rohn
I help people express their ideas, solutions and strategies (and themselves) in such a way it provide them with an authentic communication advantage and enables them to succeed in getting what they want.
Coaching is to performance what leadership is to an organization © GXL
Successful athletes, entrepreneurs and corporations all have something in common: the ‘desire’ to succeed and win. What Olympic athletes have always known is that if you want to maximize your potential and win, hire a coach. As human beings are primarily emotional creatures, top-level coaches are experts working with the E. Factor – both self-limiting and self-enhancing beliefs – Helping the fires that burn within to roar. Coaches do not create the flame, but the best can help you fan your flame into a roaring success. Many coaches won’t even accept a client if they fail to find a flame inside. They know the flame is the prerequisite for greatness.
My Presentation Power Coaching process will increase your confidence and help you become a more effective communicator and skillful presenter. Having trained thousands of people, I know that our process has the potential to affect your results and life more positively than you may now imagine.
Your personal success depends on your ability to communicate your thoughts, feelings and ideas with clarity and passion! My purpose is to enhance individuals’ and corporations’ ability to produce the results most important to them. I am dedicated to helping you become the most effective presenter you can be.
A demanding activity at the best of times, “Presenting” is becoming even tougher. Today’s audience has a wealth of experience and knowledge, (which is readily available,) and so will not tolerate the “old” just, tell them approach.
Nothing will speed up your progress as a speaker like private coaching. When you get an uninterrupted, in-depth period to receive specific feedback and encouragement, you make great leaps towards professionalism and excellence as a speaker. A private coaching session will help you:
- Identify or clarify the essence of your message
- Write & tell stories that bring your point home to people
- Train your mind to turn performance anxiety into performance confidence
- Create adlibs, jokes, and saver lines for your specific speaking situation
- Determine your dominant presenting style
- Design audience participation activities to suit your group
- Learn how to build on your strengths
- Improve voice and movement habits while presenting
- Find the right audience ready to hear your message
- Set up or improve your own freelance speaking business
- Create an environment that opens people’s minds to your message
- Research and organize your material
- Appeal to your specific audience style
- Prepare yourself to be the best you can be!
Presenting is a skill that is built over time, coaching provides you with the on-going support to keep monitoring your progress. Your best weapon as a speaker is confidence and preparation. There is nothing more powerful than witnessing your own progress to build the confidence you needs to stand in front of a crowd. Watching yourself grow also motivates you to keep going, even when faced with challenges and setbacks.
Always Show Up Geoffrey ‘The Modern Alchemist”
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“The art of life is a constant readjustment to our surroundings.” Kakuzo Okakaura
Here’s the thing. I’m an independent researcher/writer/coach. I write for people who are interested in developing the skills of leadership, communications, facilitation, and I don’t have to sell ads.
I write stuff, video and record more stuff. You pay for it, read it, and comment and we all learn. Yes, it’s that simple. Are curious, well click on the read more – and read more…
Look, you’re wondering; “What is the heck is this “The Modern Alchemist” private stuff all about and what do I get and what’s the cost?”
Here’s the thing. I’m an independent writer, thinker, and public speaker.
What that means is that I’m not under contract to any media service/outlet. I don’t have to sell ads or beg for airtime. I don’t have to pitch a dozen article ideas just to get a thousand words printed somewhere where people will read it.
I write stuff, I record videos, all with the purpose of helping you lead life authentically, make great presentations and become a powerful communicator. You read articles and watch them and maybe comment and start a conversation. It’s that simple.
Now, I’m very fortunate to be in this position. But it’s not an accident and I don’t have some a shady backdoor business, selling special supplements on the internet. I have you. My coaching clients and readers. People who love what I do enough that they’re willing to help me keep being able to do it.
There’s no middle man here. Because you’re awesome and you like to see amazing, independently-published, no-bullshit content that enriches and improves your life. That’s how it works, and that’s kind of how it should work. I imagine.
This isn’t a donation trip. No, I don’t believe a writer should grovel for money. If you support me and my work, you should get something in return. So, I’ve put together a lot of amazing content for people who are willing to shell enough money to buy me a couple of Americanos’ each month. In fact, it’s a hell of a lot of value for what you pay.
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Membership is a fraction of the cost I charge my one-on-one coaching clients, yet you get access to all of the same resources and insights I provide them. Clients who have made incredible progress in their lives and careers including promotions, starting businesses, saving broken relationships and finally attaining lifelong goals.
Become a member and you will get:
- Online courses and video library. Once upon a time, I had a number of professionally-made video’s on presentation skills and public speaking tips – members get access to their content, and a number of bonus videos I’ve created over the years.
- Unlimited access to articles and all content on the site. You’ll get a bunch of articles in the archive that are for subscribers only.
- Exclusive events and meet-ups in the future. Going forward, I will host meet-ups in major cities for subscribers when I’m there. It’ll be a cool chance to meet face-to-face and to meet other like-minded people who enjoy the ideas on the site.
So, if you’ve ever liked or shared an article of mine. If you’ve ever read something and thought, “Holy ****, that’s amazing!” If something I’ve written has ever saved you from a headache, a divorce, or imminent death. Consider throwing me a few bucks.
That’s all it is. A few bucks to feed Geoffrey and make Geoffrey write more Geoffrey kinda things. It allows me to keep doing what I do best. And it keeps things simple. No middle man. No ads. No bullshit. Just me yammering on and you reading, watching and (hopefully) liking it.
Join for the content, stay for the community. Now…..after all that “The Modern Alchemist” I know you are ready – what a tease – well we are busy uploading lots of articles and videos and busy prepping new content and we want to be and do our best for you – so, send a an email and get early preferred registration.
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Q: Will you be doing any special events or meet ups for supporters in the future?
A: Yes! I hope to. Periodically, I travel for speaking engagements, and bid consulting. When I am in various major cities, I like to shoot emails to supporters in that area and have a little meet up. So yes, this is definitely something I’d like to do.
Q: What will the money be used for?
A: While the site may appear to be a humble personal site/blog on the surface, it has become its own beast. Two of us work on it full-time and another person part-time. The hosting bill for monthly readers including things like email servers, cyber security, storage, video hosting and so on, each month. So, as I want to continue to push the content here into deeper, more insightful places (and I do want to), then I’m going to need some help.