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Eastleigh Community Services

One day public speaking course for community volunteer managers, three with special needs.

"The day was informative, well organised and good fun!"

"My expectations? - Probably exceeded them."

Commissioned by Dee Tuffill, Eastleigh Community Services.


Harrogate Volunteer Bureau

Two hour introductory session for thirty volunteer managers and volunteers.

"Most enjoyable evening and noticed improvements in so short a time."


Commissioned by Harriet Bisson, Harrogate Volunteer Bureau.


National Centre for Volunteering, London

One day course, reviewed in September 2002 issue of Volunteering Magazine.

"Brilliant day - the time just flew by"

"Thanks for the inspiration."

"Well done, and thank you.  You have set me on a journey I will live to remember."

Commissioned by Phil Thomas, National Centre for Volunteering.





YMCA, St Helens

One day training course for young people who were to speak at Fringe Meetings during the Labour Party Conference 2002 in Blackpool.

"I would like to consider holding more courses for residents and trainees.  Yes, the course fulfilled my expectations." 

Commissioned by Rob Smith and Judith Jenner, YMCA England.


Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Fund: Public Speaking and Media Training for Young Ambassadors

A communication and media skills training day for twelve young people representing organisations which have received grants from the Fund; the following day they gave media interviews and were featured in national newspapers including Daily Mail, Daily Express, Evening Standard and on BBC Tonight and Sky News.

"Your trainers were the best - a dynamic duo."

Commissioned by Shelley Anne Claircourt, Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Fund.





Black Male Forum, Willensden High School, Brent

After school public speaking sessions to prepare pupils for a public speaking debate on 'Poor parenting is responsible for the failure of black boys' attended by Home Office Minister John Denham, Paul Boateng and other Members of Parliament.

"Excellent job; your role was exemplary - you went out of your way to make things happen." 

Commissioned by Bisi Akawumi, Vois.






National Volunteering Convention, Blackpool 2001: Train the Speakers/Trainers

Two sessions organised for speakers at the convention.

"Well worth attending the Convention for these sessions alone."

Commissioned by Ruth Johnson, IYV 2001 Co-ordinator.


Save the Children Fund: Volunteer Support and Development Conference, June 2002

Public Speaking Workshop

"First class; somewhat nerve-wracking but really glad I attended."

Enhancing your presentation using visual aids including Power Point

"Well presented, practical.  Came away with new ideas and enthusiasm.  Three hours flew by."

Commissioned by Luke Mallet, Save the Children Fund.


Ely & District Volunteer Centre, AGM, August 2002

AGM Guest Speaker: Managing change and moving forward in our lives.

"We expected 30 people to turn up and over 60 arrived.  Thanks to Daniel it was a great evening.  Thank you."

Commissioned by Avril Hayter, Ely & District Volunteer Centre.





Homestart, Islington

Two hour training session with young teenage mothers to help them speak up about their experiences at a VIP Reception hosted by Cherie Blair.

"It's amazing how quickly people can improve their skills and confidence in such a short time." (Young Parents Project Officer)

Commissioned by Lizzie Spring, Homestart, Islington


TELCO (The East London Communities Organisation)

Half day workshop 'Speaking for Success and Winning with the Media' for 30 participants as part of a weekend Conference.

"Exceeded expectations.  Tips on how to face the camera. Practice in being put on the spot."

Commisioned by Paul Bunyan, TELCO.





Volunteer Development, Scotland

Two hour introductory session for 14 members of staff.

"I found the speaking practice most useful as it enabled me to see what can realistically be covered in a short time.  Feedback also helpful."

Commissioned by Lesley Greenaway, Volunteer Development, Scotland.


Devon Youth Association

Morning workshop with a team of eight staff, concentrating on getting the listeners' attention early and structuring a talk in five minutes.

Commissioned by Tim Tod, Devon youth Association.


Charity Trainers Network, NCVO

Two hour introductory session for 28 members of the Network.

"Session was excellent reflection on NCVO."

"Gave me an insight into what I need to improve my public speaking."

"Very enjoyable - thanks to all."

Commissioned by Joanna Wootten, Extrnal Human Resources, NCVO.





Asylum Seekers, Brighton

Three hour session for asylum seekers on techniques for coping with discrimination.  Mixed ethnicity in participants, none with English mother tongue.


Family Service Units, East London

One day course for social workers and service users on 'Community Advocacy: Learning together how to state a case'.

"I can honestly say that this has been the best course I  have been on in my entire life!  I will be able to use what was shared and discussed in this course in my personal and professional life."

Commissioned by Sally Mehta, Regional Director, Family Service Units.





One-to-one lunchtime coaching session.

"Recently I was asked to kick off an afternoon session to a forum of young people talking about faith and identity and growing up in the UK today.  It was a challenge because of the size of the group, the venue and my own fear.  A coaching session from SpeakersBank literally saved me! It was a very positive experience and at the end of the talk I was complimented as being inspirational!  I owe all this to my coaching session."

Priya Lukka, Institute for Volunteer Research.


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