Become a speaker with
7 - 8 December
A transformative two-day masterclass for ambitious professionals looking to take their speaking skills to the next level. Magnify your presence and confidence, craft and deliver messages with impact, and ignite a passion for speaking.
Don’t settle on ordinary, when you can be extraordinary. Commit to the ultimate day of professional and personal growth.
I have no hesitation in saying that this was one of the best professional development courses I have been on ~ and as a professional with over 20 years experience at management level, this is high praise.
- Mark Hundal, Head of Commercial, oOh!media NZ
If you’re ready to work with someone at the top of their game who will help you get to the top of yours then go no further than Miriam Chancellor from Naked Audience. Confronting, exhilarating and transformational.
- Toby Beaglehole, CEO, BCITO
Just goes to prove you CAN teach an old dog new tricks
- Helen Parker, CEO, Pinnacle Midlands Health Network
MIRIAM CHANCELLOR, DIRECTOR
In a competitive marketplace, technical skills are not enough. The ability to communicate and present effectively, among other soft-skills, is the secret of high-performing individuals.
Miriam coaches clients to overcome the challenges of public speaking to enable them to achieve their professional goals.
Miriam works with a range of clients, from entrepreneurs to leaders of global organisations.
As well as running workshops for corporates, Miriam coaches several of New Zealand’s leading C-Suite executives.
Through her years of training, Miriam has identified the small changes that make an enormous improvement to a person’s presenting style. She now seeks to share that knowledge with you.
WHO WE'VE WORKED WITH
New blog post!
When giving up might just be
the key to success
When we’re young we’re given lots of advice. Some of it good: Don’t eat yellow snow. Some of it not-so-good: Ignore the bullies and they’ll go away.
One rather bad piece of advice I occasionally overhear parents impart to their children is never give up. (Even typing the words makes me shudder). While well-intentioned and mostly harmless when taken on board as a child, as adults, this advice can be problematic.
After all, if we never give up, we may end up expending time, energy, and resources on something that is never going to work. (Enter stage right sunk cost fallacy).
Level: Intermediate - Advanced
One-on-one sessions for middle to upper-management professionals who are working towards a specific presentation. Session frequency and content will depend on the presentation being prepared.
As a busy executive, I have been increasingly expected to present and speak in public. It has become a key skill execs in this day and age need to have. I chose to seek out who was best qualified to help improve my skills and decided to engage Miriam from Naked Audience for one on one personal professional coaching. It's been an incredibly positive and rewarding experience with Miriam providing tailored structured feedback and advice that has honed in on key areas of improvement in a professional non-confrontational way. I highly recommend Miriam to others who may be time poor and need focussed and professional guidance to get the best results for them. Amongst a myriad of options for ongoing development being a great communicator and presenter should be a priority for those looking to develop professionally for their careers and personally.
- CFO, Large Healthcare company
Level: Beginner - Advanced
A one-on-one session designed to maximise your chances of 'wow-ing' your interviewers and securing your desired role.
You know you have the skills capable for the job, but how do you communicate that to your interviewers in a way that's confident but humble, eager but not desperate, courteous but not subservient, professional but not uptight?
During your interview preparation session we will discuss the role you are applying for, your strengths and weaknesses as an interviewee, and how to best approach the interview. We will also run through several test questions, and provide feedback on your responses.
One of the best investments you can make, no matter where you are in your career, is with Miriam. My Interview Prep session was one of the most valuable coaching sessions I've ever had (hands down). I feel like I'm heading into interviews with a new secret power.
- Regional Manager, Banking & Financial Services
Level: Beginner - Intermediate
Customised in-house training that incorporates a combination of theory and practical. Ideal for teams of up to eight.
The number of sessions required, their frequency, and content will depend on the needs of the team. Sessions are best spaced 3-7 days apart. A typical requirement is 2-4 sessions.
Topics may include (but are not limited to):
Structure and content
Delivery (body language and the voice)
Storytelling at work
Managing nerves and overcoming public speaking anxiety
Running effective meetings
As a professional service organisation, our people are our greatest asset. From the outset, Miriam has worked with us to devise a coaching plan that responds directly to our needs and delivered it in a way that has been both approachable and direct. With an expert understanding of her subject matter, Miriam has been able to influence and improve the way our most senior leaders communicate. We’re now rolling out Miriam’s programme organisation-wide and would have no hesitation in recommending her to others.
- Head of Marketing and Brand, Leading NZ Architecture Firm
Level: Beginner - Intermediate
An interactive group, conference-style workshop covering public speaking/presenting/communication at work. Suitable for large groups 50-200+.
Precise topic(s) will depend on your requirements.