1st October is going to be special. Three incredible speakers:
Two incredible sessions. One incredible day.
Ooh! Fabulous company!
Caroline is a fantastic voice coach, speaker and author of one of the best books ever on presenting: Gravitas: Communicate with Confidence, Influence and Authority. She has a book on Finding Your Voice coming out later this year that I look forward to banging on about endlessly. She has fantastic calm charisma and is brilliant at giving speaker and performance tips, from the point of view of someone who has worked with professional performers and corporates at the top level. Check out her TEDx talk, The Surprising Secret to Talking with Confidence, and she has a ton of resources on her website. Once when I was having a massive meltdown in Edinburgh, I downloaded her mini audio download on Dealing With Nerves and it sorted me out in five minutes. (I might have also had a small glass of wine.)
Dear Caroline, Thank you for our incredible session yesterday evening. It was such a huge success and the young people were so engaged. Soon after you left, one of the boys told us he had an interview and he will go in with his head held up high! It couldn’t have been more timely and will have made such a difference Thank you so much.
Jessica and the Red Cross Refugee Team
My colleagues and I at @TheSchoolOfLife had the best voice training session with @CarolineGoyder yesterday. It was incredible to watch each persons voice transform throughout the day. So much to learn from and work on.
Thankyou for your fabulous event yesterday evening! I just wanted to thank you very much properly for speaking to our alumni last night about Gravitas. As I am sure you could tell, from the engagement and questions, that the event was a real success: the only element missing was more time: your toolkit had much breadth, depth, relevance and immediate applicability- what an innovative combination! You are also such a pleasure to work with both in the planning and execution phases.
I personally learned so much from just watching you present with your authentic Gravitas in action! How grounded but effortless it all seems!
I very much look forward to your new book, and to keeping in touch.
All very best wishes!
Gwendolyn, Organiser, Harvard Business School Alumni Gravitas Event, Caledonian Club, London
Hi Caroline, Thanks for yesterday!! Really appreciate it. Your session is getting phenomenal feedback.
Graham Wilson Perkin, VP Talent Development, Ascential on Caroline’s Learnfest Sessions to 700 of the Ascential global team
Thanks for a brilliant session on
#Gravitas at @Digitas_UK this week @CarolineGoyder – so many leanings on how to set a vision, find balance and activate knowledge + purpose + passion 🙂 #WomenWhoLead @VivaWomenUK
Thanks so much to Caroline Goyder – our staff are very lucky indeed to have benefited from an hour of coaching around building personal gravitas. #palmsup #palmsdown.
James Madeley – HR Director at Portland
Luvassa erittäin mielenkiintoinen iltapäivä yhdessä 100 johtavan naisen kanssa: Diamanten i Finland r.f. johtajaseminaarissa tänä vuonna puhujana Caroline Goyder otsikkona “Effective leadership through non-verbal communication”
Gravitas by @CarolineGoyder is superb. Combines communication skills with science to show how knowledge, purpose and passion work together to create the best talks and presentations.
Jeremy Waite @jeremywaite
We can all find knowledge, passion, purpose in ourselves and we can all minimise anxiety. When we learn to do those things, we start to up our natural gravitas and that’s when people really start to listen”@CarolineGoyder
#Throwback #tbt #Gravitas #publicspeaking
London Business Forum @LBFEvents
Fantastic session from @CarolineGoyder a couple of weeks ago on Gravitas, organised by our Gender Equality Network. Our Regional President, Andrew Kendrick, opened the event to a packed room #insurance
Chubb Europe @ChubbEurope
dr_radhaThanks to everyone who contacted #R1Surgery@bbcradio1 tonight including our inspirational caller Chantelle and our fabulous voice coach @carolinegoyder ???#FindingYourVoice We covered topics ranging from stuttering to anxiety with public speaking to the science behind how we speak and express ourselves .. if you didn’t catch it then have a listen here
Caroline Goyder has been an amazing influence. Her combination of many different strands of performance coaching have made the difference between merely (not) getting through and enjoying a successful presentation, for me. I will always be grateful to her and will always look to her for support as the stakes get higher. She knows her stuff and has one of the nicest manners in the business when it comes to teasing the best out of you. Her ability to reach inside of you and shine a light on the problem whilst encouraging your better-self to take centre stage are a rare gift. As a voice specialist, performance coach and classical performer myself there are few people I can feel comfortable turning to in times of pressure. But Caroline is one of them. She’s a good un’.
Ian MacDonald MSc; Dip RCM; ARCM; ALCM Classical Singer, Vocal Rehabilitation Specialist The British Association for Performing Arts Medicine, Voice Teacher, Course Tutor for Performing Arts Medicine University College London
Tamara Hill-Norton Business Woman of the Year and joint founder and co-owner of Sweaty Betty
“Thank you so much a brilliant session at Filmonomics/Birds Eye View. Your expertise and advice was genuinely helpful and thought-provoking, and just yesterday I found myself deploying a bit of stillness and ‘cat-ness’ in a meeting with an Exec I find quite tricky and intimidating. It shifted the dynamic, and I found it really empowering to know how to flex. I’m off to Sundance next week with a film that’s in production and part of the Fellows programme, so we’ll be pitching like crazy to a lot of different funders and facilitators, and I’ll be reflecting some more on everything you showed us, and taking some ace new skills with me. Thanks so much!
PS: Just back from Sundance, and it went extremely well, in no small part due to the session I did with you beforehand! Thanks so much again.”
Director/Producer who attended Filmonomics
“Thankyou so much, you were really incredible, that was such a good first session. You kicked our workshop off with a bang!”
Mia Bays. Film Producer. Director, Filmonomics training programme on Caroline’s “Personal Styles” session.
Caroline, feedback has been great. Many thanks for making the Women In Technology seminar so enjoyable!
Michelle Scully, BT Global on Caroline’s “Confidence and Gravitas” session for thei global telepresence seminars for EMEA and the Americas.
“I am in a trade mission with UKTI and the mayor of London. I won the pitching competition in fintech – I have discovered the cat in me. I even had to do the pitch in front of the press, only podium was a bit high for me but did not deter me.Thank you again – you were certainly instrumental in my development in public speaking”.
Pitch Masterclass for Reload Greece Young Entrepreneurs at London Business School
Just wanted to say a huge thank you for last night. It was amazing! I couldn’t stop talking about it all night.
I thought I’d also provide some of the feedback we got following the workshop.
Overall you got fantastic feedback from our follow up survey, 100% of respondents said they found the session useful, of those some added an additional comment on what they liked about the workshop;
– some useful tips, very engaging, lots I’ll take away
– the power of breathing
– Good advice
– Very interactive and answering specific questions
– It was interactive, energetic, useful, we were collaborating and interacting with each other.
– It was good to see acting skills applied to business, and was a very interactive session
– A fantastic taster experience. Caroline had my attention the whole way through. I loved practicing the techniques, and really feel like it will make a difference.
More impressively, when asked what we could improve on next time;
– nothing, it worked great
– Nothing really
– I cannot think of anything
– Keep on doing the same thing. That is bringing people with diverse background to the events/sessions.
– More time
Perdie Alder, Reload Greece
The Hub for Youth Entrepreneurship in London
A terrific day working on being 100% present/handling conflict with @CarolineGoyder whose warm centred presence inspired all.
Birds Eye View @BirdsEyeViewFF
Overall, Gravitas is a really interesting blend of performance theory, psychology and business, nicely packaged in plain, accessible English for real life application. A nice easy brain-gym session for January! Read the full blog post here
“Thank you so much for such a fun and interesting session today. We’ve had fantastic feedback from attendees!”
Department for Transport
“Thank you for delivering such a great event yesterday to our Pearls members, the feedback we have received so far has been excellent.”
Charlotte Jones, Events and Membership Manager, An Inspirational Journey event in Westminster, for 250 senior women
“On behalf of the Weightmans Wednesday Committee, I’d like to say a huge thank you for taking the time to speak yesterday. We really appreciate all of the effort you made and for putting on such an engaging presentation. The feedback has been fantastic and you received a resounding set of ‘excellent’ scores for your presentation and the subject matter.
I’ve also heard a number of people debating on whether they are a ‘Cat or Dog’ in the office this morning! Something that I believe will soon be a global concept! So thank you again. I am personally very inspired by the work you do and hope to work with you again in the future”.
Afua Akom, Weightmans LLP
“My girlfriend just bought me the full Gravitas Method audio series. I must say, it’s superb! I head up a start-up advertising firm in the UK, so am constantly pitching to clients and other agencies. The audio series provides you with the toolkit to make that marginal difference between becoming a priority, or landing on the “for consideration” pile. Very happy to recommend to others (only a select few though!)”.
James E, London
“Thank you so much for speaking at the 2015 Junior Lawyers Division Annual Conference. We have had outstanding feedback from your session. In particular, people described the talk as fun, engaging, and helpful. Delegates pointed out that the workshop provided practical tips that can be used in day-to-day professional life. Genuinely fantastic, and above all, a very friendly person”.
Max Harris, 2015 Chair of the Junior Lawyers Division of the Law Society
Caroline has the code to unlock anyone’s hidden potential. Gravitas is about balance not heaviness. Caroline’s secret weapon is simplicity; just picking up few tips from Caroline’s method anyone can improve immediately the quality of presence in any situation. Doesn’t matter role or seniority.
“Caroline’s methods get results. I think the key to her effectiveness is her ability to communicate difficult ideas about how we can appear confident even at times when we doubt ourselves. She turned me from an enthusiastic but unpolished performer on the air to a confident presenter and anchor. The camera sees everything. After a family tragedy I went back to work and wasn’t the same. Caroline gave me invaluable tricks to get me by until time had done its work.”
“Caroline has been my secret weapon, her methods have helped me build confidence and poise. She taught me how to share the stories I am passionate about in a way that is calm, clear and centred. The results have helped me, not just in my job as a journalist and presenter, but in all aspects of my life.”
Linzie Janis, TV Anchor/ Presenter
“It may seem initially unconventional to apply the skills of stage and screen to life at the office. Yet Caroline shares with you the knowledge of successful A-list actors like Ewan McGregor and Helen Mirren to help you build your gravitas at work.
Using Caroline’s approach is like verbal alchemy. I’ve learned that careful preparation – in breath, visualisation and body – builds confidence and competence. This helps me deliver messages calmly and confidently in front of an audience – whether at a job interview, meeting or presentation. Whenever I’ve felt unsure before a stressful situation, I listen to her download to help me relax and focus my thoughts. Hearing Caroline’s voice is like having an angel on your shoulder. She guides you to peak performance under pressure. It’s simple, effective and the results will speak for themselves.”
Daniel, Professional Communicator
“I have been doing selection meetings for six years and it all came together on Tuesday when I got selected for an ultra marginal winnable seat – after your course, reading your book and listening to the uber calming audios – that is not a coincidence! What can I say. Its an attitude of mind. Thank you”.
Candidate for MP selection
“Working with Caroline was a real delight. Her recommendations, insights and practical applications made a huge difference. She shows you how to work with the assets you have, rather than try to be or emulate somebody else, making your presentation much more authentic, therefore compelling as the true you comes through”.
Michelle Dorion, Chair, Children’s Museum London
“Before working with Caroline and her Gravitas Method I was completely clueless on how my voice could be altered to appear more open and approachable. I used her wonderful tips to help me record six 30 minute downloads. With her skills and advice I was able to show others my true expert skills. I learnt how, when speaking, to emphasise key words so that it helped the listener hear my message. Not only has this helped my confidence to speak in public but the advice will stay with me as I continue to do future presentations.”
Occupational Therapist/Business Owner
“As a voice coach, Caroline Goyder has been instrumental in making me a more efficient broadcast reporter. Thanks to the work we have done together, my voice is now warmer and sharper — conveying more information, emotion and authority in my news reports. I would highly recommend Caroline for anyone working in television news.”
Ben Barnier AP / France 24 / ABC News
“Caroline Goyder is professional and effective. My time with her was enjoyable, full of passion, creative and successful. For anyone wanting to take their voice to the next level, particularly when it comes to broadcast and/or public speaking, Caroline is the person. Trust me. She is good and easy to work with. No nonsense, straight to it and let’s get results. That’s the only way!”
John Dawson, Broadcaster, Hong Kong
“Caroline works magic! As someone working alongside her on a number of projects I’ve watched the transformation of individuals from low impact to high impact and the best bit about it is they don’t lose who they are. I’ve seen people nervous of presenting in front of large audiences take the stage with ease and confidence, others have simply had transformational ah-ha moments that enable them to be who they are with something more. I would recommend Caroline every time – and do!”
Jo Dale, TSO Consulting
“Caroline is an incredibly gifted teacher. She encourages people to make the best of what they have and gives them invaluable tips and techniques to develop Gravitas and overcome nerves. I am always confident that even the most timid person will come out feeling positive. After one or two sessions they are transformed. Caroline is nothing short of brilliant.”
Moyra Doyle, Managing Director, Richmond Associates.
“Caroline gets to the heart of the matter very quickly with people’s development needs. She then brings bold new ways of acting and being with a warmth and charm that invites willing experimentation. I delight in working alongside her.”
Jackie Keeley, Managing Partner at Harthill Consulting
“I continue to be delighted with your support in getting me over my fear of public speaking and will continue to use it in my career and probably personal life forever . It has made things so much more fun. It’s really odd and it may well be a coincidence but my session with you seems to have had a knock on effect on everything else I’m doing – not just the filming or addressing large audiences. It seems to have helped in my overall level of confidence and this in turn seems to be making my clients (and friends when I help them with their CVs etc) have even more confidence in me. It’s almost as if I’ve told myself “I’m good and I’m proud of what I do for my clients” and I’ve started acting like this is the case consistently, rather than letting self-doubt affect me.”
Denise Walker, Absolutely Business
“Caroline Goyder is an extremely talented lady. Her level of professionalism and expertise is amongst the highest in her sphere. She has helped me to achieve my goals by encouraging me to dig deep and discover the true message of what I want to convey. My presentations have improved significantly. Each session has been an absolute joy and voyage of self discovery, tailoring the material for a variety of speeches and different audiences I cannot thank Caroline enough and I always look forward to working with her.She has real star quality.She has transformed my apprehension, so that not only do I enjoy presenting speeches,but I can focus on delivering the the true message to my audience, for the maximum impact.”
Dr Sindy Newman, Chair of Tiffany Circle, Red Cross UK
“Caroline has been fantastic in helping me with my presentation skills. I recently had to present to 150 of my colleagues at a conference and I was feeling very nervous. Caroline gave me some great tips on how to prepare and structure the presentation, and most importantly how to slow down and relax. I had some great feedback from senior stakeholders and colleagues immediately afterwards and I now feel so much more confident in my presentation style. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Caroline to anyone in a similar position.”
Simon A, Marketing Executive
“Caroline is a pleasure to work with and is extremely well-received by audiences. She takes care to find out what is needed and has brought real added value to events at Coutts and Conservatives Candidates. Audiences have found her material to be thought-provoking and useful and her style positive, inspiring and practical. She balances the informative and the entertaining brilliantly and has great credibility and dynamism as a speaker.”
David Senior. Organiser Coutts Chief Executives Event
“You were absolutely fantastic at the event and that sentiment was echoed in the feedback that was received. Unanimously, we were asked to have you back.”
Jhumar Johnson, Save The Children
“Great tips about how to ensure you put the emphasis on delivery”
“Interactive and applicable”
“Particularly good on specific questions about applying the theories just discussed and individual issues”
“Very inspiring. Great with hands on exercises”
“Very informative and practical”
“Very good content and presentation skills”
“Approachable speaker, excellent content”
“Very innovative, good to have somebody from outside the industry teach us something useful and tangible. Great tips to take away.“
“Excellent session, Caroline is a credit to the IOF”
British Red Cross Annual Fundraising Conference: Delegate feedback on Caroline’s session on presenting for fundraisers.
“Fantastic session, thought the content was perfectly aimed and really useful and interesting”
“By far my favourite session, incredibly useful, very interesting, new perspective on donors/volunteers/colleagues and myself!”
“I wish it had been longer”
“Brilliant session with very useful, practical tips”
“Best session I attended”
“The lecture was very well done”
“Content was excellent with a really clear outline of what would be covered at the top of the session (taking into consideration our own objectives) and really valuable insight into body language and techniques for public speaking that I will definitely be using in the future”
“Brilliant speaker, would love to take a session from her again”
“Felt able and very willing to participate, comfortable and engaged”
“Really enjoyed, great presenter”
“My favourite session of the two days, great workshop!!”
“The facilitator was excellent, made everyone feel relaxed and ensured the session met everyone’s expectations”
“Brilliant delivery throughout the session I was engaged and never bored, as well as being incredibly useful the session was also very entertaining and fun”
Institute of Fundraising Conference 2012: Delegate feedback on Caroline’s session on Influence and Gravitas.
“That was such a great session this morning! Loved it, what a high energy and positive way to start the day, thank you.”“Just wanted to say how fantastic I thought the Baker Women event was this morning – Caroline was such a great speaker – and what a relevant and fascinating topic, amazing attendance and really high levels of engagement. All in all, I thought it was a great event for everyone, irrespective of gender, role or relationship to the firm.”“What a brilliant event! I thought it was fascinating.”“I also thought it was really really good. Was commenting to a colleague that a number of people in my team could benefit from being more dog or cat…!”
Baker Mckenzie LLP Bakerwomen event
“Thank you so much for your time and for sharing all the techniques at the School of Life. I have been spreading words about you and will encourage friends to book onto the same class!”
“Absolutely fantastic. It was tremendous and she was superb. I’ve used loads of the techniques on a daily basis since.”
James Clayton Jones
“Caroline is an excellent trainer who was very engaging. Unfortunately I was only able to take part in the morning session but I found it helpful – the putting ourselves in other people’s shoes exercise was particularly insightful and I also enjoyed the breathing techniques which really work for me.
I would certainly find further sessions with her of benefit and am glad to have her book.”
“I thought the training was really beneficial and have been using the learning.”
“I’ve nearly finished the book and found the practical tools she showed us during the session extremely helpful.”
“I thought it was really useful and it proved to be really good group to work with as there was a great element of trust amongst the group.”
“I found it a very helpful session. She was an excellent trainer and the techniques were very practical, she gave us ample opportunity to practice them. I have used the techniques subsequently, to good effect. It was also a fantastic opportunity to spend time with colleagues, one which I would hope for more of.”
“I thought the training was excellent and the role play/other person’s shoes exercise was particularly helpful for reflection and in appreciating different perspectives. I’ve used quite a few of the techniques but need to practice more!Much of Caroline’s underlying theory seems to be based on a ‘personality type’ model which I think is called ‘Insights’. If Kirsty is thinking of using Caroline again, I think people would find it really useful to explore this model in more depth and especially to have our own personality profiled.”
“A very interesting day. Many useful things taken from the experience.”
Nadia, Twitter @nadiatorti
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